While thick, creamy hot chocolates are the drink of choice during winter, in the summertime you need something a little lighter and refreshing. For a great choice of healthy teas to enjoy in the sunshine, read on.
- Rooibos Chai Tea
Contrary to popular belief, drinking a hot beverage will not make you hotter. In fact, Dr Giles Yeo and Dr Steve Faulkner conducted a study to determine whether having a warm brew can actually cool you down.
They determined that the outcome was no different, whether drinking a scorching cup of tea or a cool glass of milk.
BBC Two revealed: “The scientists concluded that no matter how hot or cold your drink, your body will respond to keep your core temperature steady at around 37 degrees Celsius. A hot drink means your body will sweat faster to get rid of the excess heat; however, after a cold drink, your body will sweat more slowly.”
A hot drink worth enjoying then is a rooibos chai tea, full of spicy flavours to relieve constipation and aid digestion, as well as being caffeine-free!
- Hurricane Tea
Although coughs and cold are less likely during the summer, they can still crop up. In this case, make yourself a hurricane tea made from thyme, echinacea, chamomile and lemon balm.
The ingredients can help with coughs, sore throats, infections, congestion, and sleep, while they also having antiviral and antibacterial benefits.
- Flora Tea
For a really refreshing drink, why not have flora tea? This consists of elderflower, agrimony and rose petals, and was originally used to help women with their menstrual pain, or eczema, asthma, sore throats, and other symptoms of allergies. Enjoy this hot or leave it to cool if you fancy a cold beverage.
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