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A Cup of Tea Will Help You Feel Better!

By Donna Stark 

Are you hosting your out-of-state family, sewing the costumes for your child's holiday theater production, or baking cupcakes for your local fire department? Or are you trying to get through the deadlines at school or work while fervently shopping for everyone's gift and planning all the holiday party hors d'oeuvres? No matter what you are busy with this holiday season, it's still important to slow down and take care of your overall health and wellness. And you can achieve that simply by taking enough time to enjoy a delicious, hot, tantalizing cup of tea.

Treat Yourself to Some Tea

Tea has been around for centuries and for good reason too! It's a great way to slow down during the day and give your body a chance to relax, but that's not all. It's also a great way to get rid of those yucky feelings you may encounter during the sick season ahead. Take a look at how tea can make any day better.

Calms Upset Stomachs

Did you grow up drinking ginger ale when your stomach hurt? Well, your mom was definitely onto something because ginger is a classic stomach soother, but ginger ale is loaded with sugar! So, the next time your stomach is bothering you, grab some ginger tea instead. Or, if you don't like the taste of ginger, you can always reach for peppermint tea too. 

Soothes Sore Throats

Although any warm tea will feel good when your throat is on fire, you may want to reach for your box of green tea over all others. Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and high antioxidant content. It will help soothe that throat of yours in no time, and if you add in some local raw honey, you can look forward to feeling better even quicker!

Helps Improve Sleep

Having trouble falling asleep? Grab a cup of tea ... decaffeinated, that is. Chamomile and lavender tea are both well known to aid in helping people fall asleep. Whether it's their soothing aromas, satisfying taste, or simply the fact that you are entering a state of relaxation while drinking it before bed, you can't deny the benefits of this magical elixir. And if you want to double-dose your relaxation benefits before you hit the hay, enjoy your cup of tea in a hot bath. You certainly won't regret doing so.

Grab a Cup of Tea This Season

For so many different reasons, this time of year usually ends up being the busiest, so make sure you are taking the time to relax and unwind with a cup of tea. It may just be exactly what your body needs!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avondale, Ariz.

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