Did you know National Tea Day is celebrated on 21st April? There is nothing quite like a traditional British cuppa, it’s not hard to see why we Brits love it so much. In honour of National Tea Day, why not treat you and your friends or family members to afternoon tea? Not only is afternoon tea a fun and enjoyable experience, it also has many health benefits. In this article, we will discuss 5 surprising health benefits of afternoon tea. Are you curious yet? Continue reading to learn more.
1) Promotes Gut Health
Your gut health is very important to your overall health. The bacteria found in the gut plays a role in supplying essential nutrients in the body. Therefore, it’s important to fuel the body with gut-friendly food and drinks such as tea. A powerful antioxidant called polyphenols can be found in English breakfast tea which encourages the growth of good bacteria in the gut and reduces the growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
2) Reduces Heart Disease
Studies have shown that black tea contains high levels of flavonoids which can contribute to improved cardiovascular health. Flavonoids are another type of antioxidant but it is found in plants. Regular consumption of flavonoids may help to regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other health conditions.
3) Lowers Risk of Cancer
Regular tea drinkers can also benefit from a lower risk of developing cancer. Studies have shown those same polyphenols and flavonoids found in tea can help reduce the spread of cancer cells, maintain the growth of cancer cells, and reduce the development of new cancer cells. In particular, green tea has a sub-group of polyphenols called catechins. Some studies have suggested that these catechins can have an anti-cancer effect.
4) Reduces Inflammation
Studies have shown that green tea and herbal teas are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is well-known for its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger tea can be used to reduce muscle pain, arthritis, and other inflammation-related conditions. Turmeric tea was found to have similar properties to help treat pain and stiffness symptoms of inflammatory joint conditions, and even have a similar effect to pain medication.
5) Aids Digestion
Herbal teas such as peppermint and chamomile are great for people who suffer with indigestion or IBS, thanks to its antispasmodic properties. Peppermint tea contains menthol, a compound that can help to relax the oesophagus and digestive system, easing abdominal pain, indigestion and nausea. Other herbal teas including chamomile can help people who experience acid reflux due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Book Afternoon Tea At The Boars Head Hotel
If you’re looking to experience a delightful afternoon tea session in Derbyshire, have you considered afternoon tea at The Boars Head Hotel in Sudbury?Served in the relaxing bar area of our charming hotel, our afternoon tea menu features a selection of handmade white and wholemeal sandwiches. Choose from smoked salmon & cream cheese, honey roast ham & tomato, beef & horseradish or egg & cress. For something sweet, a selection of homemade cakes and scones is served with cream and fruit preserves. Lastly, a freshly brewed coffee or tea of your choice is served including English breakfast, decaffeinated earl grey, peppermint, chia, herbal and our specials.When you visit us, our friendly team is ready to serve you with the best of what we have to offer. Our afternoon tea menu is open Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to please make a reservation by calling us on 01283 820344.
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