We’ve all been there. It is the middle of the workday and it’s taking every ounce of energy to stay focused, alert, and awake. What do you do? Reach for a cup of coffee, of course!

Wrong.

What you should be doing is reaching for a cup of tea! Studies show that tea has a whole load of benefits from aiding your immune system to protecting again cancer and cardiovascular diseases. That’s why green tea happens to be one of the most popular teas. Not only does it have all these added health benefits, but it also has a jolt of natural caffeine that is less abrasive on the body than coffee. If you’re over sleepless nights and shaky hands, tea might be the answer you have been searching for.

That being said, not all teas are made the same, should be prepared the same way, or have the same benefits. This wonderfully concise infographic via Koffee4All gives you the basic gist on the subject that we think you have to see.

Of course, it would be a stretch to say that you should give up coffee altogether, but we might recommend cutting down to 1-2 cups a day and subbing in your favorite teas instead. Some great options include green, black, and red teas that are filled with antioxidants and are an excellent source of cancer-fighting catechins. The infographic says that the usual amount is up to 3 cups a day, but we think having a cup before or after every meal would make for a great digestion aid.

Not only will drinking tea be healthier, but it might actually help you lose and/or maintain weight as well. Seeing as how it does a great job of cleansing the body, you’ll look better and even feel better.

Find out how to perfectly prepare your favorite, all-natural teas (with no sugar, of course) below and challenge yourself for a week to drink at least three cups a day. You will surely feel the difference!

tea benefits infographicAre you a tea or a coffee drinker?

 


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