Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea. A cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only has 30-40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep then switch to tea.
Drinking tea may help control your cholesterol by keeping your arteries smooth and clog-free. This will lead to a decreased risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Tea itself actually contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay. So add unsweetened tea drinking to your daily dental routine of brushing and flossing for healthier teeth and gums. Polyphenols (antioxidants) found in tea, they have shown to slow the spread and growth of certain cancers.
Tea doesn’t have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk. Consuming even 250 fewer calories per day can result in losing 1lb per week. We all hear lots of people at the gym, in the office, complain about a slow metabolism and their inability to lose weight. Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 calories by drinking just 5 cups of green tea per day. Over a year’s time you could lose 8lb just by drinking green tea. Of course, taking a 15-minute walk every day will also burn calories. 30% of the nation adds sugar to their tea and 95% add milk.
However you brew you will get some great benefits from tea but you must remember one thing. To get the best out of the tea bag it must be left to brew for at least 3 minutes (180 seconds.) Keep me posted on how well this continues in your workplace or at home with the friends and family.