8 Ways Tea Can Change Your Life (Slideshow)

Start sipping an afternoon cup for an array of amazing health benefits

Black Tea

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The most popular tea in the United States, this drink can treat headaches and prevent plaque build-up in the arteries.


Chamomile Tea

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Having trouble getting to bed and sleeping soundly? Chamomile helps with healthy sleep and anxiety reduction.

Green Tea

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Green tea has been shown to improve brain function and burn fat.

Hibiscus Tea

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A beautiful vermillion red, this tea may help lower blood pressure and has beneficial cardiovascular effects on blood flow.

Iced Tea

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Very refreshing, iced tea can be made of any variety, although the brewing process will slightly differ from one kind to another. This is great way to rehydrate with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Make sure to avoid processed versions with high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.

Oolong Tea

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This tea has been shown to prevent tooth decay and strengthen bones.

Rooibos

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This tasty South African native can act as an anti-inflammatory and may benefit cariovascular health.


White Tea

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this gently-flavored tea can nimprove glucose tolerance and lower LDL cholesterol.