We’ll admit it – we’re suckers for a good headline, and Time’s recommendation in bold that we “Reach for Tea Instead of Water” to quench our thirst was no exception. And the rationale was pretty interesting.
As regular readers might recall, we at Van’s are big fans
of the health benefits of anthocyanins
– the flavonoids (that’s a type of antioxidant) found in blueberries, cranberries, and many other brightly-colored fruits and veggies. Flavonoids have been shown to reduce cell damage and may even prevent things like heart attacks and cancer.
So we liked reading this week about another way to include this healthy ingredient in our lifestyle – through something as simple as tea. As the article points out, drinking an antioxidant-filled cup of tea provides more benefit to your body than a simple glass of water, which is just replacing fluid lost. And despite myths to the contrary, the amount of caffeine in tea is small enough that you don’t have to worry about dehydration.
So get brewing!