Health Benefits of Peppermint
Why do people drink tea? Aside from an incredible taste, drinking tea itself offers its own benefits. Studies have found that drinking three cups of tea a day could be better for you than even drinking three cups of water. Tea offers hydration plus an influx of antioxidants, and all of this is just one side of it: the ingredients in the tea offer their own added benefits.
Peppermint above all is appreciated for its aromatic benefits. Drinking peppermint tea can freshen your breath, but it can also be a way to reenergize without caffeine. Peppermint has been found to provide a clean energy boost and reduce daytime fatigue. It is also a great choice in tea following a meal, as it has been found to ease digestion. Some studies have also linked peppermint with the ability to relieve migraines and tension headaches.
Here are a few other science-backed benefits of drinking peppermint tea:
- Sinus Relief
- Peppermint has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which is why it can help with clogged sinuses. The steam from peppermint tea also helps to make breathing easier.
- Muscle Relaxant
- Peppermint is prized for those suffering from aches, pains, or menstrual cramps due to its muscle relaxant capabilities.
- Sleep Aid
- Naturally caffeine-free, peppermint tea also can work as a muscle relaxant, making sleep come a bit easier. If you are looking for a little boost to get you through the late afternoon/evening but don’t want the caffeine keeping you up all night, peppermint tea is a great choice.
- Boost in Weight Loss
- Calorie free with a lightly sweet and highly refreshing taste, peppermint tea is an excellent go-to for those grappling with their weight. Though not widely studied, one recent piece of research reported that people adding peppermint into their diet reported a reduced appetite. Regardless, swapping out a midday snack for peppermint tea can provide a calorie-free energy boost.
- Clearer Focus
Blended with Carrot
As posted here, carrot has its own impressive host of health benefits. Improved vision, clearer skin, and a strengthened immune system are just a few of the boosts provided by carrot tea. Combine these with those of peppermint, and you have one incredible tea!
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