Teas to Boost your Immune System

2023 is the year of health consciousness - and drinking tea is the go-to for inspired mindfulness and other health benefits of tea.

Cold and flu season are upon us, so there's no better time than now to incorporate teas and foods that boost your immune system into your daily routine. The stronger your immune system, the easier your body will be able defend you from getting sick or aid in your recovery.

How Tea May Support Your Immune Health

Non-oxidized teas, such as green tea and white tea are loaded with antioxidants. Studies have shown that specific classes of antioxidants found in these teas can help boost the immune system, fight off inflammation, and even help fend off cancer and heart disease (Penn Medicine).

Adding immune boosting teas to an already balanced diet is key. We recommend including immune boosting foods into your diet and cutting down on things like sugars and processed foods.

1. Greek Mountain Tea

Greek Mountain Tea is a unique, naturally caffeine-free herbal tea. This tea is made from a single variety of Sideretis plant and was used by the ancient Greeks as a healing, herbal medicinal drink.

Greek Mountain Tea is similar to green tea, providing the body with extra immune support. It's great for inducing cellular antioxidant defenses and preventing oxidative stress. The anti-inflammatory and mild diuretic effect in Greek Mountain tea has many great potential effects:

  • Lower dementia
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Allergy treatment
  • Helps respiratory issues
  • Relieves mild abdominal discomfort

2. Feel Better Tea

It's all in the name - Feel Better tea is our top pick when it comes to battling the cold/flu. This blend has green tea to provide benefits to the immune system, as well as a variety of supporting herbs.

  • Echinacea - Commonly used to treat or prevent colds, flu, infections and wound healing.
  • Elderberries - A rich source of antioxidants, considered by some to be the holy grail solution to treating colds and the flu.
  • Rosehip - High in vitamin C, loaded with antioxidants to help boost your immune system, aid weight loss, reduce joint pain and protect against heart disease and diabetes.
  • Sage - Lots of medical benefits such as improving the memory and concentration, reducing inflammation, preventing or improving diabetes and boosting the immune system.
  • Goji Berry - Similar to acai berries, this popular "superfruit” has been used to increase longevity and boosting the immune system. [NCBI]

3. Moringa Tea

Moringa tea, which comes from the Moringa tree also known as the "miracle tree" is native to northern India and has been used by health practitioners for hundreds of years. Today, it's beginning to gain more and more popularity as a new nutritional superfood.

Moringa tea is a standout tea not only for its great health benefits, but also its delightful orange citrus taste. Moringa is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and iron - which stimulates white blood cells and helps slow down oxidative stress. It's also high in antioxidants, boosting the immune system and keeping you safe from infections (PharmEasy).

  • Vitamin C - Strengthens the immune system.
  • Iron - Transports oxygen-rich blood to all parts of the body.
  • Protein - Helps create new cells, tissues and muscles.
  • Vitamin B6 - Boosts immunity and prevents anaemia.
  • Magnesium - Regulates blood sugars and strengthen bone.

4. Stimulating Tea

Stimulating tea not only is a great health tonic, but it's 100% caffeine free and gives all the benefits of anti-oxidant rich and anti-inflammatory compounds found in Indian spices.

  • Ginger - Has a large range of benefits due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects.
  • Turmeric - Used in Ayurvedic medicine to maintain a healthy weight, blood glucose, and cholesterol especially during times of stress.
  • Cardamom - Impressive medicinal properties - rich in compounds that may fight inflammation. There is also an abundance of antioxidants to protect cells from damage and stop inflammation.
  • Coriander - Offers several antioxidants, preventing cellular damage caused by free radicals and fighting inflammation in your body.

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