I have always been a tea drinker.
I’ve never liked the taste of coffee or carbonated beverages, and tea provides a convenient alternative.
At one time, I stuck with English breakfast tea, drinking it all day long. I’ve since discovered that there’s a wide range of flavors of tea with all sorts of wonderful health benefits. Just recently, I tried lemongrass tea for the first time and loved it. Lemongrass tea is made from the same plant that is used to produce citronelle. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste like the bug repellent but is actually quite delicious. Lemongrass is also found in lots of Asian cuisine, especially Thai food. The tea is brewed from the dried leaves or stalks of the lemongrass plant and is naturally caffeine-free. There’s no adverse side-effects. It doesn’t keep me awake at night or make me sluggish in the mornings. In fact, I really enjoy that first cup of tea because of the lemony aroma. I’ve found that lemongrass tea is a helpful digestive aid, and I’ve had less issues with an upset stomach. I’ve read that lemongrass tea can also assist in weight loss by boosting the metabolism and providing a substitute for high-calorie and sugary drinks. While I haven’t seen any improvement in my weight since I started drinking the tea, I’m happy that it is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants work to fight free radicals that can cause serious health issues such as certain types of cancers and premature aging. Various studies have shown that lemongrass tea may be beneficial for people with high blood pressure, protect heart health and prevent serious heart disease. I think that’s a lot to expect from a cup of tea, and I’m not sure I’m convinced. However, I know I enjoy my daily cup of lemongrass tea.