Why Tea is a Great Morning Drink
By Genevieve Cunningham
When most people think of a morning drink, they think about coffee. Hot, steaming, brain awakening coffee. But as much as we love our cup of joe, the debate about its health in our lives is constantly changing. One month, coffee is great for us! The next month, we shouldn’t touch it. It’s hard to keep up! Luckily, coffee isn’t the only choice when it comes to soothing morning drinks. If you’re ready to try something new in the mornings, take a look at why tea may be the best morning drink to keep in your home.
It Can Wake You Up
Some teas are slightly stimulating, meaning drinking a little in the morning can give you a jolt. And this is definitely what many people are looking for in a morning drink. This is a good option for anyone who likes the stimulating effects that coffee brings to the morning, but who isn’t sold on coffee’s healthy benefits. Just choose a tea that contains caffeine, and you’ll get the pick-me-up without the potential negative side effects.
It Can Calm the Nerves
Though a great many are looking for that extra boost of energy to start the day, some people are looking for the opposite of a jolt in the mornings. They would rather feel calm and relaxed before jumping into the day. Luckily, there are plenty of tea options that have a soothing effect. Start your day with green tea or chamomile. These choices allow for an easy transition into the morning leaving your stomach warm and full and your mind peaceful.
It's Easy on the Stomach
One of the biggest complaints about coffee is that it's hard on the stomach. Coffee can stimulate digestion, which can leave you crampy and uncomfortable. For some, it triggers a form of irritable bowel syndrome, which can be downright miserable. If this is a problem for you, tea is an excellent option. Tea is gentle on the stomach and digestive tract. Switching to tea can give you all the benefits without the stomach troubles.
If you need a warm morning drink but aren't keen on the negative side effects of coffee, give tea a try. You have multiple options to choose from and multiple benefits to gain. With this one small change to your morning routine, you may find your health improve with a habit you can enjoy for a lifetime.
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