Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Suprising Health Benefits of earl Grey Tea

For some bizarre reason I have recently become obsessed with Earl Grey, I honestly cannot say how or why this came about but I have found that it seems to have a bizarre contradictory effect on me both calming and waking me up at the same time, which I find very odd, but I'm not complaining at all. I love it's refreshing citrus taste mixed with the usual comforting taste of normal black tea.

I thought I would do a bit of research into the benefits of Earl Grey and I came across some very interesting ones on a lifehack article..

Great for Digestion
Earl Grey tea has been known to improve digestion. It aids the digestive process and helps relieve painful indigestion, colic and nausea. It is also used to treat intestinal problems such as worms. Because it helps the digestive process, it can also help to keep you regular.

Fights Anxiety and Depression
The bergamot in Earl Grey tea has been known to have a calming effect on people, (I can vouch for this) as well as to boost a person’s mood. This is due to bergamot’s natural aromatherapy qualities. In this way Earl Grey is a good natural solution for people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety.

It Provides Energy
It may not have as much as a kick as coffee, but it does contain enough caffeine to give you a nice little afternoon boost without keeping you up all night.

Cancer Prevention
Earl Grey contains high quantities of antioxidants which help our bodies to fight off free radicals that cause diseases such as cancer. Therefore, drinking the tasty beverage can give you a greater chance of not developing such diseases.
On a slightly less serious note, antioxidants also help your skin to stay healthy and looking young. Again, this is due to fighting free radicals that can damage your skin.

Weight Loss
Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular effects of Earl Grey tea is weight loss. This is primarily due to its citrus extract. It’s because of this that many people believe that citrus fruits in general can induce weight loss. It’s thought that calories are either broken down into food for your muscles or released through the natural metabolic process. So instead of cream or sugar, try putting lemon in your future cups of tea instead.

Stress Relief
Unlike the effects of coffee, Earl Grey tea relaxes and soothes the body almost instantly. It also has a stress relief effect whilst simultaneously providing the same clarity and focus as coffee. This makes it the perfect alternative for those who don’t want to get overly wired from coffee.

Cold Relief
The bergamot found within Earl Grey is said to improve the immune system as well as cure fevers. As such, it’s considered to be a natural cold remedy.

So there you have it, give it try and you might love it like I do and all with the added health benefits.

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