Taking good care of yourself and fighting aging begins on the inside with anti-aging teas. Use your favorite drink as an anti-aging hack!
It all starts from within. When your systems are working inside, it shows on the outside. Tea starts with water—an essential part of keeping healthy. Hydration is key.
Tea packed with amino acids, catechins, vitamins and minerals all working to maintain healthy skin cells and slow aging. Tea is inherently rich in antioxidants, specifically EGCG, which is known for boosting the metabolism and fighting free radicals that cause skin damage and premature aging.
Clinical studies show tea can help fight the effects of aging, soothe the digestive system and even aid in respiratory issues. Enjoying the variety of teas not only soothes us, but can also help organs function better by ridding the body of toxins. This, in turn benefits many of our internal systems and keeps us healthy.
“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.”– Okakura Kakuzō
Black, oolong, green and white tea all have similar health benefits because they all come from the same plant. Herbal tisanes also pack a benefit punch.
Even though all tea comes from the same plant, white tea is the least processed tea, so it may contain even more benefits. White tea promotes healthy skin, teeth and bones, and it may even help reduce harmful cholesterol levels.
There are even some compelling studies for white tea’s effects on skin health, indicating that it may help prevent sagging skin and wrinkles by stopping the breakdown of elastin and collagen.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that may help lessen inflammation, which plays a part in various diseases. Researchers have also discovered that green tea can inhibit oxidative stress and the potential inflammation that may result.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols and free-radical fighting catechins, helping to fight off cell damage and aging. Green tea’s polyphenols may also help to protect against skin damage caused by sun exposure.
Floral, herbaceous and fruity, herbal teas represent a wide variety of infusions made of roots, leaves, flowers, stalks and seeds.
Rooibos is much like a good black tea, but without any caffeine, and rich in vitamin C. Studies indicate that rooibos tea may help prevent wrinkles and reverse the onset of age-related diseases.
Sleep is imperative for good health and in turn, healthy skin. This may make chamomile a great anti-aging tea, since chamomile is well known to promote relaxation and sleep.
Pick your favorite anti-aging teas
Here are a few of our favorite anti-aging teas:
Organic Bai Mu Dan White Tea
This pale gold infusion smells mellow, sweet, peachy and floral. The flavor is nutty, with a clear cantaloupe taste and notes of hay, fresh wildflowers and steamed green beans. A green, herbaceous flavor hints at thyme, while the overall character is a perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Organic White Blueberry Tea
This scrumptious white tea is creamy with the subtle melon and honeysuckle flavors of white tea, punctuated by berry notes. The aroma is fruity and floral, yet not overwhelmingly sweet. The infusion of naturally sweet delicate white tea melds perfectly with the juicy berries.
Organic Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green
This formidable tea is characterized by its muted green and artfully curled leaves, its toasty aroma, its thick mouthfeel and its nutty, green, moderately astringent flavor. It finishes with a bold astringency that makes this green tea especially food-friendly.
Holy Detox Tulsi
From fresh, minty aromas to clear citrus flavors and a lingering floral aftertaste, this blend is clean and bright throughout. Green herb notes of Holy Basil and lemon myrtle are balanced with the depth and tartness of rosehips, the refreshing qualities of spearmint and the flowery flavor of linden blossoms.
Cranberry Citrus Burst Rooibos
Not only delicious to drink, this creamy, lemon-y rooibos is packed with vitamins and minerals. The quintessential combo of tart cranberries and sweet orange is mellowed by woodsy rooibos in this naturally caffeine-free infusion. Rooibos offers beneficial potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron, which contribute to bone growth and help oxygenate the blood.
Read more about the anti-aging properties of antioxidants. We may not be able to halt the march of time, but we can do our best to slow it down!