It's no secret that most Irish people are addicted to tea. When we're sad – we drink tea, when we're having birthday cake – we're drinking tea, when we're cold, when we're nervous, when we're complacent – you get where I'm going here. Did you know, however, that there are a few health benefits from drinking tea?
Although it's full of caffeine, there are loads of health benefits most people don't know about. We've decided to round them up so the next time you have your cup of tea you won't feel so bad about it.
1. It's high in antioxidants
Tea is high in flavonoids, which is a natural antioxidant in plants. Antioxidants can help with digestion and can help protect you from liver damage.
2. It can help you concentrate
The caffeine in tea can stimulate you mentally when taken in small amounts. As well as that, tea is actually hydrating when compared to other caffeinated drinks like coffee.
3. It can reduce your risk of heart disease
As a result of its antioxidant content, tea can help lower your risk of heart disease. Blood glucose levels are lowered as well as cholesterol levels.
So there you have it, there are just a few of the benefits of drinking tea. If haters tell you to stop drinking it so much, just shove this article in their face and hair flick all the way home.
Also, show them this video for good measure.
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