The Healing Power of Tea
by Lori Leifer
There are many great things about living in NYC. We have great parks, tasty restaurants, and fun events. City living can also mean more toxins. A toxin is something that can get into our bodies that isn’t good for us. Toxins can get into our bodies through things we eat and drink, the air we breathe, and even through our skin.
One way you can fight these toxins is by drinking tea. Drinking tea is a great way to lower stress and get toxins out of your body. Drinking tea can also help make your immune system stronger, which will help keep you from getting sick.
Which tea should I drink?
|Type of tea:||About the tea:||What the tea does:|
|Green, Black, Oolong, White||
These all come from the same plant but are roasted in different ways.
|May help fight toxins from stress and pollution in the air and water.|
Black tea with bergamot oil added
|May help with headaches, muscle pain, and digestion|
Black tea with added spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, and clove
|May lower swelling in the body|
May help with stomach aches
|Ginger||No caffeine||May help with upset stomachs|
|Raspberry||No caffeine||May help lessen period cramps and can help with morning sickness in pregnancy|
|Chamomile||No caffeine||May help lower anxiety and stress. May help you sleep better.|
|Senna||No caffeine||May help with constipation (having trouble pooping). Try not to drink this everyday.|
Try adding honey for flavor and to soothe a sore throat.