Why Drinking Tea Is Great for Seniors
Tea drinkers rejoice! As it turns out, not only is tea a delicious beverage and an excellent way to warm up on a cold winter day, there are also health benefits to drinking it. Teas are rich in antioxidants and have many other health benefits thanks to them.
Before you start brewing your next cup, keep in mind that the following health benefits are only found in real teas, including green, black, white, and oolong teas. Herbal teas are infusions of other plants, and while they may have their own benefits, that’s a topic for another time. With health benefits like these, it just might be enough to convert you from coffee!
#1 Tea Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack – People who drink at least two to three cups of black or green tea a day have a 70% lower risk of a heart attack than people who don’t drink any at all. Tea might also protect against degenerative cardiovascular diseases.
#2 Green Tea Can Improve Brain Function – One of the unique features of green tea is that it may actually make you smarter. The chemicals in green tea, including caffeine (a smaller amount than in coffee) and L-theanine are a potent combination for improving brain function, helping you think faster and problem solve.
#3 Tea Can Improve Your Endurance – Do you feel fatigued quickly when you’re exercising? Tea can improve your exercise endurance. The antioxidants in green tea called catechins increase your body’s ability to use up fat as fuel, giving you improved muscle endurance. That can help you keep up the pace for important muscle-strengthening exercises. Tea can play a vital role in improving your overall health.
#4 Antioxidants in Tea Might Protect Against Cancer – Current research has mixed opinions on this particular issue, but tea may have qualities that protect against lung, skin, colorectal, liver, breast, colon, and many other types of cancers.
#5 Green Tea Can Help with Diabetes – People with type 2 diabetes may find that green tea helps them process sugars, one of the key health issues associated with diabetes.
#6 Green Tea Improves Bone Density – Bone density and muscle strength can both improve thanks to drinking green tea.
Not only are all kinds of teas always available at All Seniors Care Living Centres, we also have special tea socials from time to time. Rest easy knowing that we’ll have your favourite tea available.
We take dining seriously at our retirement residences, with food provided by Red Seal Chefs and their culinary teams at every All Seniors Care residence. We take that same attitude to your favourite morning (or afternoon) drink.
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