Yes! You can now (sort of) justify your morning cup of masala chai. You already know the stigma around the negative effects of tea. While caffeine does have its drawbacks, there are still countless other benefits that make tea super healthy for you. So, start sipping away completely guilt-free. Here are the top reasons why tea is good for you.
 
 

Helps achieve clear skin

Helps achieve clear skin

If you’re on the hunt for some quick and easy fixes for your acne, try drinking some tea. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help soothe particularly aggravated spots and prevent the overproduction of sebum. It is also known to fight the free radicals that contaminate the skin, further leaving your skin unblemished and smooth.
 

 

Reduces swelling/inflammation

Reduces swelling/inflammation

To all those who are always looking for a way to keep the bags at bay, you must have across using tea bags as a way to get rid of puffiness. By applying them under the eyes, you can shrink the blood vessels in the area, effectively dealing with any swelling. Similarly, if you’ve ever woken up with the massive lump otherwise known as a sty on your eyelid, before you have a mini panic attack, grab a tea bag from your kitchen, brew it, let it cool and place it over your eye.
 

 

Increases your productivity when exercising

Increases your productivity when exercising

If you’re anything like us and tend to fall flat on your face after running for ten minutes, green tea should become your staple drink. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance that forms part of these miracle catechins present in tea are said to increase endurance levels, making it easier for you to exercise for longer.
 

 

Contributes to controlling body weight

Contributes to controlling body weight

You can now forget Kylie Jenner’s fancy detox tea and start focusing on the regular green variety. It is said that consuming green tea may help you drop a few pounds as it includes certain antioxidants that help increase your metabolism. Drinking green tea also catalyses the process of thermogenesis—where you burn fat to produce heat—further helping you to lose that excess fat.
 

 

Protects you from cardiovascular diseases and cancer

Protects you from cardiovascular diseases and cancer

We give you another major benefit of tea to add to your list. EGCG is said to lower the rate at which the low density lipoproteins (LDLs) from your food, (or ‘bad’ cholesterol) blocks the arteries—thereby lowering your risk of developing heart disease.