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5 Facts About Tea You May Not Know

by George Andon on Jul 26, 2022

5 Facts About Tea You May Not Know

According to the drive-thru traffic in the coffee shops around the USA, coffee predominates in the morning caffeine rush for many individuals. But globally, tea outperforms coffee. Here are some other details that could shock you:

This drink is good for your heart

The FDA gave one well-known tea company permission to print the health claim "Can Help Support Heart Health" on ordinary black and green tea. Studies have shown that those who consume tea had reduced risks of heart disease because tea includes naturally occurring plant chemicals that are known to be heart-healthy.

It essentially has no calories

Similar to coffee, simple tea has no sugar and only a few calories per cup. However, what is added may alter that. Fast food establishments' medium sweet tea and large iced matcha lattes both contain roughly 7 teaspoons of sugar. (The American Heart Association advises limiting salt intake to 6 to 9 tablespoons per day.)

Every tea derives from the same plant

Although there are many distinct varieties, all true tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The plant is processed differently to create the numerous types, including black, white, oolong, and green. For instance, black tea is produced from leaves that have undergone more oxidation (or prolonged exposure to the air) than green tea. However, that plant is not the source of herbal teas. They are infusions of several plants instead.

The majority of people consume it globally

The most consumed beverage worldwide, after water, is tea. Some of the largest populations of tea drinkers are in China, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that the most majority of it is drank as iced tea, half of all Americans drink it on any given day.

It is equally hydrating to water

You may have heard that caffeine-containing drinks don't "count" toward your hydration goals. But in reality, that's not the case. Tea's moisturizing properties balance out any diuretic effects because it is more than 99 percent water.

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