As we have discussed in previous weeks, staying hydrated during the hot summer months is important when spending time outside. This is especially necessary when considering the number of heat stroke victims that have already been hospitalized this year across the country. Now, it’s obvious that drinking water is the best choice for hydration purposes, but what other beverages are not only good for quenching thirst, but also for preventing disease.
There are several different kinds of tea and all of them can be useful when considering your health – green, black, white, etc. Tea contains a number of antioxidants that are crucial in detoxifying your body – removing free radicals that can destroy healthy cells. Believe it or not, tea contains more of these antioxidants than fruits and vegetables.
Tea also has the ability to prevent disease and keep you out of the doctor’s office – saving you the cost of co-pays to your health insurance company. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke while also lowering cholesterol levels. Tea may also help fight certain types of cancers in women – including ovarian and breast cancer.
Another benefit to drinking tea is its ability to reduce stress, which is one major problem in America. Each day it gets harder to distress after work, so start drinking tea to ease any anxiety. Tea drinkers have shown to have lower levels of a cortisol, which is a stress hormone. This also works better when drinking decaffeinated tea because as we all know, caffeine can be a source of added stress and anxiety in daily life.
By learning about the natural foods and drinks around you – benefits can be found that will help keep the doctor away. Ask your local insurance agent about any other helpful hints that you can share with your company at the next small business insurance renewal.