10 Teas That Have Serious Health Benefits

It can be hard to have a clean diet in college especially with limited options on campus and limited funds, but if you are looking to be healthier, drinking these 10 teas is an easy, cheap way to relieve minor health symptoms like cramps, headaches, and nausea. 

1. Chamomile  Chamomile tea has been used for years as a relaxant, that calms the mind and body. The best blend of chamomile tea is Twinings “chamomile, honey, and vanilla”. Chamomile tea also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which helps fight acne, and eliminate acne scars. 

2. Green tea  Green tea has been known to increase fat burn, and improve physical performance as well as benefit the skin, brain, heart and improve diabetes. The property catechin has been linked to preserving and protecting neurons potentially lowering the risk of parkinsons and alzheimers. Green tea has also been linked to lowering cholesterol which can help with heart conditions and type 2 diabetes. 

3. Ginger tea  One of the best benefits of ginger tea is that it eases stomach pain, and can relieve nausea, cramps, and stomach aches. It also helps to improve food digestion and stimulate appetite.  

4. Lavender Lavender helps relieve stress and calm the mind. Lavender can be used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia, because it is a natural relaxant. The best blend of lavender tea is “Get Relaxed” by Get Well teas. 

5. Peppermint  Peppermint is great for car sickness, nausea, and stomach pains. Drink a cup of peppermint tea if you are experiencing stomach upset or menstrual cramps. In addition to tea, bring some peppermint oil in the car with you to ease motion sickness.  

6. Echinacea  I personally love the "Yogi Echinacea Tea" because it tastes great with a hint of raspberry, and helps boost your immune system. I drink 2-3 cups of echinacea tea during cold and flu season to keep my immune system strong and healthy.  

7. Rooibos  Rooibos has a great flavor and is used in many herbal teas as a base to layer with. Rooibos is the key ingredient in most Yogi teas. Rooibos helps circulation and blood pressure, while decreasing inflammation in the body. Rooibos tea also helps to aid weight loss, and keeps your hair and skin healthy and glowing.  

8.  Hibiscus  Hibiscus is known to aid in lowering cholesterol and helps level blood pressure. It also aids in boosting the immune system and lowering inflammation in the body. Studies also show that hibiscus flowers are linked to stimulating the metabolism and gradually aid in weight loss.  

9.  Berry  All berries have high antioxidant power in them, so any berry tea is great for cleansing your body from toxins. Blueberry tea is great for the skin and raspberry tea is linked to helping menstrual cramps. Berry tea also has benefits linked to lowering cholesterol, and decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.  

10. Jasmine  Jasmine tea is known to help boost energy levels and tastes amazing. It also relieves stress due to its fragrant, relaxing scent. Jasmine tea is also known to alleviate aches and pains and improve the immune system. 

Try these 10 teas to improve your health symptoms, or to incorporate a new and easy way to be healthy in your daily routine. Not to mention they are delicious, relaxing and low calorie.