9 incredible health benefits of drinking lemon tea
16th May 2017
Tea doesn’t have to be drunk hot, and on these warmer spring evenings, while we look forward to summer, a refreshing ice tea is a great alternative to your usual hot beverage. The lemon flavour adds the taste and smell of the sunny season, while you are still getting your hit of caffeine. The drink is low in calories and unsurprisingly, its healthy and revitalising too.
Lemons are used on all corners of the globe, for drinks, savoury and sweet meals. Although they do grow well in the UK, outside during the summer and inside during the winter, they really need a certain climate to be grown on mass and meet the lemon demands of the world, as they are sensitive to cold temperatures and frosts. The main lemon growing countries are India, Mexico and Turkey.
The top tea-growing countries are China, India and Kenya. Tea plants also need a warm climate, with humidity and a good amount of rainfall. Tea leaves can be used for more than a brew; they’re great added to salads, cooked with or turned into oil. Here are 9 incredible health benefits that you can enjoy from drinking lemon tea:
For a healthy and maintained immune system, we all need a nourishing and balanced diet. Your immune system protects you against infection, and the only way to promote its activity is to feed it the right foods and drinks, regularly exercise and get a good night sleep. Lemon tea contributes to your healthy diet; it is packed full of vitamin C and other essential vitamins that boost and sustain your health, encouraging a productive immune system.
Tea has been drunk after meals for thousands of years. It aids digestion by kick starting your metabolism and stimulating the bowels; it is also known to reduce inflammation. Digestion problems are never fun, and having a simple, lemon tea after your meal will not only cleanse your pallet but will also ease your suffering.
Tea is made using water, so it is hydrating, although it does contain caffeine, so do try not to go over the recommended daily amount. For optimised health, you should still be drinking plenty of water on its own alongside your brews.
As caffeine is a stimulant, it increases the energy you are using, even when you are resting. Caffeine also encourages and boosts your body’s ability to metabolise fat; it helps to process the fat rather than store it. Caffeine is also a mild diuretic; it is likely to increase the loss of liquid from your body.
The mood-lifting benefits of lemons are not scientifically proven, although if you like the smell of them, you will understand. The citrus scents awaken your senses, the vibrancy of the smell can instantly make you feel a little better.
Lemons cleanse your pallet, whether after a meal or as a refreshment during the day. The high levels of antibacterial properties in lemons create an environment in your mouth that makes it difficult for bacteria to grown in. It will leave you fresh and neutral.
Before tea was used in drinks, its main purpose was for its medicinal benefits, it has antioxidant properties and for this reason, drinking a couple of cups a day will help your skin stay clear and youthful. Again, lemons have antibacterial properties which help fight the build-up of bacteria in your skin, which usually results in spots. As the skin is an organ, the appearance and health of it will reflect whether your diet is balanced and nutritious.
Vita lemon tea is a great home remedy for your common cold. The caffeine and sugar provide much-needed energy, and the lemon is a natural anti-bacterial. It helps to soothe your throat and relieve congestion.
Enables Better Iron Absorption
The vitamin C which is found in lemons helps optimise your body’s ability to absorb plant-based iron. This is only affective if the vitamin C and iron are eaten at the same time, even more reason to have a cup of lemon tea during your meal!
Tea is a great, low-fat alternative to other drinks available; it provides a vast range of health benefits. Making it not only good for you but tasty too!
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