The fact that drinking tea is good for you isn’t exactly a secret, but most people aren’t aware that drinking it first thing in the morning comes with its own special benefits. If you're not a tea drinker you may want to give it a try.
Drinking tea can do wonders in terms of rehydrating you after sleeping for several hours, and it can also get the brain going, helping to set the tone for a productive day.
When you choose tea in the morning over coffee, you’re taking a step in the right direction. Many studies have been conducted regarding the benefits tea offers and how it can be a much healthier alternative to coffee, but many people struggle to make the switch due to the lower caffeine content, myself included.
Having a cup of tea or two or three) in the morning clears the morning brain fog. After sleeping all night, the body can become slightly dehydrated since you haven’t consumed any liquids for hours. If you wake up and your brain is feeling sluggish and foggy, reaching for a cup of tea can help in more ways than one.
While a cup of coffee first thing in the morning is a ritual of sorts for many, tea has much to offer in terms of health benefits. Tea contains flavonoids, which are natural antioxidants found in plants. The polyphenolic compounds that are found in tea can help prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as diabetes, in addition to having anti-aging properties.
Most types of teas, which the exception of matcha, don’t contain quite as much caffeine as coffee. If you often feel nauseous and jittery after drinking coffee, then tea may be a safer alternative. The low caffeine content makes tea a better choice for people who are sensitive to caffeine or those who are trying to cut back on their daily caffeine intake. Tea (and matcha more so than any other tea) also packs other energy-boosting properties that won’t hit you the same way that caffeine does. Both L-theanine and the amino acids in green tea slow down how quickly your body absorbs caffeine, so you’ll enjoy an energy level that’s manageable and won’t make you jittery.
Basically, you’ll have more energy for a longer period of time. You also won’t experience the same type of crash that you can when you drink too much coffee. This crash can make it difficult to focus and can give you a feeling that’s similar to early morning brain fog.
So sit back, relax, enjoy a morning cup of tea, and have a wonderful day!