We know water is a great way to stay hydrated and healthy while working from home during the pandemic – but let’s face it, that gets boring. And especially in the cold months, we crave a warm beverage. But don’t turn to the sugary drinks just yet – having a cup of unsweetened tea can keep you hydrated and help reduce sugar in your diet instead of reaching for that peppermint mocha latte.
Post drinking tea do you ever feel like your mood is oh so much brighter? Many folks who drink tea testify to the relaxing and invigorating feeling it brings. Researchers have found that drinking tea lowers stress hormone cortisol levels. Tea causes a calming and alert effect at the same time – you drink it and feel calm, but then alertness settles in (as the caffeine kicks in).
Before we leave January, I wanted to quickly note that Jan 12th was National Hot Tea Day. With this holiday, the Tea Council of the U.S. brought to light some interesting tea facts.
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There are a ton of delicious hot beverage options out there, such as coffee, cocoa, and my daily favorite… tea! To make the tea choice even sweeter, scientists at the University of Surrey found that the natural antioxidant found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Color is a big deal. We eat and drink with our eyes. But have you ever stopped and thought about the brown color in beverages? There are flavors and beverages that are associated with brown including cola, coffee, tea, and chocolate milk.
There’s a movement out there, ladies and gentlemen, and it focuses on how diet impacts health. According to The NPD Group, food used to be about taste, enjoyment, and sustenance. These three focuses have shifted, with now almost 80% of folks saying that they view “food as medicine.”
In 2018, total tea sales in the US were valued at $12.66 billion. And according to the Tea Association of the U.S.A, tea is expected to see continued growth in 2019.
Healthy Drinks for the Office – Make it easier for everyone in your office to achieve their fitness and nutrition goals with these great alternatives.