Teas to Keep You Warm (And Healthy!) this Winter

teas

Ahh, the holidays! Lots of festivities in cold weather have many of us reaching for our favorite hot drinks, whether that’s yummy hot cocoa or a peppermint mocha topped with whipped cream or a robust cup of coffee.

But today, we’re here to talk about why you should be incorporating a cup of hot tea into your daily routine, especially now that we’ve passed on into the winter months.

Not only is tea a warm comfort on a cold day, many are also caffeinated and a better alternative for your body than that morning coffee. They also provide a variety of other health benefits, from help sleeping to cold and flu relief to cancer prevention.

This winter, try out some of these teas, which are guaranteed to keep you warm and provide you with a little healthy boost!

Peppermint

  • Steep 1-3 minutes
  • May speed up digestion, which helps with weight control and other digestive problems
  • Helps curb cravings
  • Contains menthol, which helps break up congestion while having a calming, numbing effect
  • Helps with headaches, nausea, and congested sinuses

Chamomile

  • Steep 2-3 minutes
  • When drunk 30 minutes before bed, helps relax muscles for a better sleep
  • Calming effects help reduce overall stress
  • Caffeine free

Ginger

  • Steep about 10 minutes
  • Has a complete warming effect for the whole body
  • Provides relief for upset stomachs

Cinnamon 

  • Steep 8-10 minutes
  • Stomach soother
  • Eases body aches
  • The cinnamon allows the tea to act as a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent

Green

  • Steep 2-3 minutes
  • Helps increase metabolism
  • Beneficial for a healthy heart
  • Bioactive compounds help improve overall health
  • Antioxidants in the tea may lower your risk for certain types of cancer

Licorice

  • Steep 5 minutes
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Reduces soreness in the throat
  • Calms spasms in the lungs to help prevent coughing

White

  • Steep 1-3 minutes
  • Antioxidants in the tea may lower your risk for certain types of cancer
  • Helps strengthen the immune system
  • Helps lower risk for cardiovascular disorders
  • Improves oral health
  • Helps maintain glowing, healthy skin

Stay tuned with HealingRadius this winter for even more holistic ways to stay healthy!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *