On a wellness journey?
Are you trying to find ways to boost your immunity?
Look no further than a delicious cup of Bigelow tea which has become a regular addition to self-care routines everywhere. Whether you are a longtime tea lover or just starting to explore the world of tea, check out the benefits of sipping your favorite flavors.
Tea is Full of Good-For-You Nutrients
Tea has naturally occurring antioxidants thanks to its high concentration of flavonoids, a class of polyphenols that work in our bodies to help fight off free radicals. Studies say flavonoids help with reducing inflammation while improving heart health . These compounds essentially help to protect our cells from damage and can be found in brewed green tea and black tea.
In addition to the flavonoids mentioned above, catechins, which are naturally occurring phenols and part of the flavonoid family, are found in greater amounts in green tea. A 2020 study found that drinking green tea like #1 Bigelow Classic Green Tea may positively impact your wellness.
While green tea offers a higher level of EGCG, a catechin that is renowned for its antioxidant protection, black tea provides theaflavins which are studied for their roles in heart disease and stroke prevention.
Also, green and black tea are naturally loaded with the powerful amino acid, L-theanine. An amino acid is what is left once the body digests proteins. It helps the body grow and repair body tissue while being a source of energy to name only a few of its functions. A 2020 study suggests that the L-theanine found in tea leaves has a calming effect on the body which helps to reduce anxiety and stress symptoms. More specifically in a 2021 study, L-theanine was shown to improve brain functions by:
- Boosting mood
- Supporting normal sleep
- Helping to manage stress disorders
Research in that same study also suggests that L-theanine may improve cognitive performance and protect against age-related cognitive decline. It also cites studies reporting that the caffeine and L-theanine in green tea especially have synergistic effects on cognition and mood which allows for the same mental alertness one gets from the caffeine in coffee, for example, but without the jitters.
The Health Benefits of Herbal Tea
Herbal teas are actually not a “tea” at all, but are instead called tisanes or herbal blends that may include dried fruits, flowers, spices, and herbs. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free because the flavors don’t include tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant which are used to create green and black teas. Herbal tea may be a good option if you enjoy a rich assortment of flavors and treasure the experience of tea, but are sensitive to or unable to drink caffeine. With flavors like Blackberry Citrus Plus Zinc Herbal Tea and Cozy Chamomile, for example, everyone can enjoy a delightful mug daily.
Ingredients With Functional Benefits
Tea drinkers are seeking delicious teas that feature ingredients which provide immune boosting functional benefits. For example, probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help support digestive, immune, and overall health by maintaining the balance of the good and bad bacteria in the gut. Sipping teas like Bigelow Lemon Ginger plus Probiotics Herbal Tea, studies say, can support your immune functions while helping to control inflammation along with many other added benefits.
Including Vitamin C in your diet is also important as it is a vital nutrient for healthy skin, bones, and teeth and is part of a proper functioning immune system. Vitamin C teas like the much loved Bigelow Tea I Love Lemon Herbal Tea plus Vitamin C feature 100% of the recommended daily value (90mg) of Vitamin C in just one serving.
The Bigelow Benefits line of wellness teas and the Bigelow Immune Support teas go above and beyond the naturally occurring health benefits of green tea, black tea and herbal teas; for they have been especially created to fuel your body with good-for-you ingredients and help provide solutions with your health in mind.
Tea is Naturally Sugar-Free and Calorie-Free
You read that correctly. Unlike sugary drinks, there are no calories and no added sugar which makes tea a perfect beverage option for those trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle! And don’t worry about finding an option that tastes good. With over 150 flavors, Bigelow Tea offers a wide range of exceptional teas that are blended with the highest quality ingredients that you can rely on so you can enjoy this healthy beverage day and night.
With tea being the second most popular drink worldwide after water, two-thirds of the population benefits from making each cup a regular part of their daily wellness routine. From its naturally occurring antioxidants, to Bigelow Tea specifically including ingredients with good-for-you functional benefits, each blend, when taking a moment just for you or sharing with friends and family, is truly a beverage that can help improve your overall well-being. Healthy truly never tasted this good!