The Power of Tea this National Arthritis Day
This week has been a big one. Wednesday was World Mental Health Day, Thursday was the International Day of the Girl and today is World Arthritis Day. It was also National Curry Week which made us think about the power of Turmeric, a magical spice that can be used in so many ways.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is very important because anyone can suffer from Mental Illness. We are not health care professionals or experts in this area but we are experts in tea. So our message this World Mental Health day was to take a step back, sit down with a cuppa and take a moment for yourself.
We call this an #eteaketmoment. We often talk about an #eteaketmoment and what we mean by this is taking some time out for yourself and enjoying a mindful moment. Sometimes this can seem overwhelming because you are time poor. With tea though you only need 10 – 15 minutes to enjoy a really nice cup. That 10 – 15 minutes could help change your day and your mindset. Make sure to always put yourself first and remember to look after yourself. Your important and everything you do is important as well.
How tea may help your Arthritis.
Arthritis is a disease which causes painful inflammation and stiffness to the joints. Arthritis is common and can develop as we age. It is important to keep your body moving and joints active because of this (among other reasons).
Everyday it seems like there is another benefit to drinking tea. Which is part of why we love it so much. Tea is one of the most studied beverages when it comes to looking at the effects it has on people who have arthritis. Black, Green and White tea are rich in polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory properties in them much like Turmeric.
Green Tea is especially high in EGCG , which can help fight free radicals reducing inflammation. This is why in studies they have found that Green Tea is specifically beneficial. Matcha (high grade powdered green tea) is all types of good for you. It could however be especially great for people who do suffer from Arthritis. You can drink Matcha simply mixed in water, add it to a smoothie, sprinkle on top of your yogurt or put it in your baking.
Lemon and Ginger
Ginger is thought to help with arthritis. Much like Green Tea, Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and is full of antioxidants. Studies from the University of Miami concluded that when compared to a placebo, ginger helped improve patients stiffness more than 40% of the time. A warm, soothing cup of Lemon and Ginger tea could help detoxify your body, help ease stiffness in joints and of course brighten up your day.
When added to any diet, tea can help you out. Even if all it does is allow you a moment of calm, its well worth it. Our blends are all ethically sourced and we are loose leaf tea experts, so ask us anything. We have a Concept Store on 111 Rose Street, a tearoom at 41 Frederick Street and an online store.
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