Coffee may be king in the morning, but there’s another beverage out there that’s growing in popularity in the United States. As people switch from sodas and sugary drinks, we’re drinking more tea these days.
Aside from drinking for the taste of it, science is looking at how tea affects our brains. A new study shows increased connectivity in parts of the brain associated with memory.
Beyond that, tea has also been found to be a mood booster – there’s also suggestions that tea could improve the symptoms of depression.
And aside from our mental health, some benefits towards our physical health have been found – it’s been linked to longer life, a reduction of cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke, and it may also help reduce fat. The flavanols found in tea have been linked with lower blood pressure, along with other flavanol-heavy foods like berries and apples.
While these studies are still in their early stages, if you’re just looking for something to just help relax for a few moments of your day, a cup of tea may be just what the doctor ordered!
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