Anyone that knows me well knows I love my green tea. I find it soothing and relaxing. It’s my go-to beverage instead of coffee.
Andrew E. Carol recently published a delightful report on the health benefits of drinking tea in the New York Times.
Eleven studies with almost 23,000 people found for every 3 cups of green tea daily, risk of depression decreases 37%.
That’s good news as the season changes and some people suffer from unexpected sadness.
More cheerful news includes your risk of developing diabetes, stroke and other cardiovascular risk factors also decreases.
And research says it’s good for your body too. I don’t drink any soda or coffee, which I liken to pouring mud into an engine.
My absolute personal favorite tea brand is YOGI tea. I love it, and it comes in decaf and a variety of inspiring flavors.
I also love that a different cute fortune is attached to the end of each tea bag.
And I’m a fan of the company philosophy. They use organic ingredients and recycled material.
The bright varying tea packages can also be organized by color in a kitchen drawer.
If you have trouble sleeping you’ll love Yogi Bedtime for Sleep.
Soon it’ll be time for a roaring fireplace, so enjoy your soothing tea time because “a relaxed mind is a creative mind.”
Link to New York Time’s article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/upshot/what-the-evidence-tells-us-about-tea.html
Related stories. USA Today and Washington Post released a story about plastics in tea bags. I scrolled to the end to find out which tea brands were harmful. Apparently, the tea bags that form those cute triangles have plastic in them. Even though they look like paper, it’s plastic that holds it together. Okie-dokie. Here are other brands containing plastic:
“So which tea bags contain plastic?
Brands that use plastic sealants include Tetley, Twinings’ ‘heat-sealed’ and ‘string and tag’ ranges, Yorkshire Tea and some Aldi tea bags.
Co-Op and PG Tips have all switched to 100% compostable bags.
Abel & Cole and Teapigs using plant-based SoilOn and Clipper makes a plastic-free teabag made from bananas, while some Tetley and Twinings ranges are biodegradable.
But if you want to be absolutely sure your tea is plastic free, loose leaves are the best way to go.” -Published in USA Today, September, 2019
Link to Yogi Tea: http://www.yogiproducts.com
Maria Dorfner is the founder of NewsMD. This is her blog.