Why Tea Is The Beyonce Of Drinks

Why Tea Is The Beyonce Of Drinks

Why drink coffee when you can have tea?
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I hate coffee. There, I said it. I'm a tea drinker through and through. Coffee just absolutely wrecks my stomach and I barely feel energized from it. My family has always been big on drinking tea and in the past year, I've switched over to tea entirely. I'm not going to completely bash coffee because I know it has some die-hard fans. However, let me explain why I think that you should switch over to tea to get your caffeine buzz and some pretty great health benefits.

Tea has been used for thousands of years and is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, second only to water. According to Chinese legend, the first cup of tea was brewed in 2700 BC and tea was introduced to Europe in the 1600s. Tea possesses a plethora of health benefits, and studies are constantly coming out supporting these benefits. For this article, I'm just going to focus on my top five favorite teas and why they're so good for you.

Green Tea

Green tea has a very high concentration of polyphenols, which is a type of powerful antioxidant. Green tea is a natural diuretic, which means it gets rid of excess fluid in the body. Research has shown that it helps prevent atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease. Green tea also helps control blood sugar levels and may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

White Tea

Much like green tea, white tea has a high level of polyphenols. The polyphenols in white tea helps neutralize free radicals in the body that leads to various types of damage to organs. White tea contains also flavonoids and tannins, which aid in the prevention of bacteria growth. White tea has been found to prevent plaque formation, aid in the relief diabetic symptoms by increasing insulin, prevent infections, and some studies have pointed to white tea having anti-cancer properties.

Chamomile

Drinking chamomile tea is a great boost to the immune system, as it has a variety of medicinal properties. It can be used to treat stomach cramps, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, and stomach ulcers. Recent research has also shown that chamomile tea can treat hyperglycemia and diabetic symptoms. Chamomile tea can also help you get a good nights rest as it is commonly used to aid sleep.

Peppermint

Peppermint tea helps treat colonic spasms, gas, cavities, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome. It also clears the body's respiratory tract, reduces stress levels, helps with concentration, and aids sleep. Plus, peppermint tea will leave your breath as fresh as it tastes.

Ginger

Ginger tea is an incredibly good boost for the immune system and the digestive system. It is an anti-inflammatory that has been found to treat nausea, indigestion, and irritable bowel system. Ginger tea can also be used to help fight infections, treat the common cold and flu, and treat menstrual cramps.

I said I wasn't going to bash coffee, but we're only five teas in and we've treated everything from headaches to diabetes. Much like Queen Bey, tea is soothing and good for your general health. So I'm really happy for you and I'm gonna to let you finish, coffee, but tea is the best drink of all time.


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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.

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1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten


Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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Wearing Sneakers To The Gym Just Isn't Going To Cut It These Days

Going to the gym is more than just working out its about having the right gadgets and outfits to go with it.

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I am an advocate of making sure you sweat once a day, I love going to the gym. I blast my music, feel my muscles fatiuging, and sweat it out. As I have been going to the gym more I have noticed that people's outfits to the gym are more than just your average t-shirt and leggings people wear multicolored and matching attire and are geared up with their Apple airpods and watches.

I personally go with an old T-shirt and throw on my freshly washed leggings and my running shoes and I am ready to go, but I see how dressing in the full work out attire has a positive impact on your gym session. Feeling fully motivated in your new matching gym getup is important as you will want to work out harder and push yourself being that you are fully in the right gear. As I progress in attending the gym I want to get an Apple watch and track my data.

It is important to move your body for at least once an hour a day and by going to the gym you are ensuring this movement. Eating right also puts you on track and if you are working out and eating right you will surely soon see your hard work. NoIt doesn't matter what you wear to the gym as long as you are there your making progress. It is important however to stay motivated because in order to get anything out of the gym you have to participate and in doing so wearing a cute gym out fit will only make this better.

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