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Herbal teas for summer -3 health benefits of drinking

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British summer is soon approaching and a season that’s starting to become more scorching than ever before. With the Met Office predicting that 2024 will be the hottest year on record, you’ll want to stay cool and hydrated and look after your health to the fullest.

While there’s an abundance of lifestyle modifications you can make to align with the summer season and drinks you can consume to quench your thirst- try adding summer herbal teas to your daily routine. 

They’re not your typical thirst quencher that springs to your mind, but herbal teas for summer could be a game changer for your health. 

Dive in with us to learn about summer herbal tea and its potential benefits.   

What are summer herbal teas?

Raspberry Leaf & Peppermint Tea

Herbal teas for summer aren’t a new discovery. The history of herbal tea dates back to 2737 BC in China, to the Han dynasty! With China’s tropical temperatures and many teas cultivated from high-heat countries such as India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya, the consumption of herbal tea in high heat is nothing new.

But what exactly makes a herbal tea “summery”? 

If we had to break it down, it would be teas linked to naturally cooling properties that are light and have refreshing sips similar to Raspberry Leaf and peppermint

Moreover, summer-like herbal teas may help with anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. They could keep your body hydrated containing flowers like hibiscus – a key ingredient in NuraTrim– but more on that later. 

In short, summer herbal teas are a drink that keeps you cool, relaxed and refreshed in the summer heat.

Why you should be drinking herbal teas for summer

In hot weather, many of us, by default, opt for cooler drinks to feel fresh. But healthy summer herbal teas can cool us down even more and are linked to a bunch of benefits, such as:

1. Hydration

The first point might sound like a no-brainer, but hydration is more important than ever during summer. While the NHS recommends drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily, you’ll want to be mindful of your consumption, especially if unexpected heat waves arise. 

Herbal teas for hydration, whether iced or hot, can be a refreshing addition to help replenish the sweat and fluid you’ve lost. 

Especially if you opt for caffeine-free summer herbal tea like Chamomile Valerian, you can stay hydrated without worrying about potential side effects. 

Chamomile & Valerian Tea

 2. Protective agent from UV radiation

With summer on our doorstep, you’ll likely be exposed to more sun than in previous months. However, with warmer rays coming, you should also be conscious about your UV exposure. 

While you can top up with suncream and be mindful of your exposure, another factor to consider is your choice of drink. Although more scientific research is needed, it’s thought that the powerful antioxidants green tea is packed with, particularly polyphenols, can help your skin.

Polyphenols are compounds known to help neutralise harmful molecules called free radicals that contribute to cellular damage and skin ageing and are linked to diseases like skin cancer. In other words, polyphenols found in green tea are linked to anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. 

3. It may be a metabolism booster

What comes to your mind when you think of British summers?

We bet one social gatherings, picnics, and barbecues. With warmer weather and upcoming summer events, the food you consume can sometimes be heavy on your digestive system, causing bloating and a few more frustrating symptoms.

One effective way to combat these symptoms is by incorporating warm summer herbal teas into your post-meal routine. The heat from the tea can stimulate crucial digestive enzymes, aiding in the breakdown of food and the absorption of nutrients, thereby supporting the function of your digestive organs. 

Drinking warm tea after meals, like NutraGlycemia, may help slow down your glucose intake, stabilise your levels, and maintain a good metabolism. 

Diabetes Tea

The bottom line

Overall, drinking herbal teas for summer can help you stay hydrated, act as a protective agent against UV radiation and may boost your metabolism. If you plan on drinking herbal tea in hot weather, take your time to find which one suits you best.

At Nutratea, we have an abundance of teas that are perfect for this upcoming summer and can be drunk hot or cold. If you’re looking for something fruity, calming or just a natural tea that supports your well-being, browse our range of flagship teas and premium blends today.



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