Our scientists say that the main advantages of drinking green or black tea are the low calorie content and the fact that they help with your daily fluid intake.
Keep your calories in check
Enjoying a guilt-free tea is a welcome relief in a day and age when we’re all conscious of how much we put into our bodies. You’ll be glad to learn that your average cuppa, with a splash of semi-skimmed, checks in at a mere 14 calories!
Well… how did you think I stayed looking this good?
Top up on your liquids
Keeping yourself hydrated is very important – after all, our bodies are 70% H2O. If you don’t drink enough water, you can become dehydrated, leading to headaches, tiredness and light-headedness. Ideally, you should aim to drink two litres of water a day, and more in hot weather or if you’re really active.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget to drink enough, especially when we’re all so busy. Luckily, green and black tea are 99% water, and one of the big benefits of tea is that it can contribute to your daily fluid intake, and this in turn can help to fend off dehydration.
These benefits go to show why tea is – in my humble opinion – the finest beverage in the world. But perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the chance to catch up in good company over a nice cuppa.