All foods and beverages are made up of nutrients, essential elements for the human body, or substances, which are, in turn, dispensable in most situations.

Tea is not left out of these products and they are drinks that have high levels of minerals and especially vitamins. These characteristics are, therefore, ideal for the beneficial actions that drinks provoke to the body.

With this in mind, the Tea Benefits brought the example of three of the most consumed teas in Brazil and their respective nutrients and effects.

chamomile tea

Rich in vitamin C, this drink is able to fight free radicals, which are malignant cells that destroy the body, promoting premature aging and degenerative diseases such as cancer. In addition, it has fatty acids, choline, mucilages and salicylic acid in its composition.

The calming action, which stands out in this tea, is a consequence of the presence of a substance called apigenin, which also promotes a sedative and anxiolytic effect.

It is also a tea that acts against inflammation, bacteria and other microscopic beings that can be extremely harmful to the health of the body.

Mint tea

Plant easily found in Brazil and easy to grow, mint is useful to the human body because it is rich in minerals, vitamins and other medicinal properties.

Thus, it can be said that the herb contains vitamins A, B and C. In addition, it has the presence of phosphorus, potassium, iron and calcium. For these reasons, mint tea solves bad digestion problems such as terrible heartburn.

black tea

Black tea, like white and green tea, is derived from the Camellia Simensis plant. However, of all the other by-products of this herb, black is the tea that suffers the most from the oxidation process and therefore, it is the darkest in color and has a very strong acidic taste.

Like the others from the same origin, this drink is made up of vitamins B1, B2 and B6, which are essential for protein metabolism. Furthermore, it is rich in vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.

As such, it is an important source for the development, maintenance and prevention of bones and muscles, as well as for the heartbeat and nerves. The only care that must be taken when drinking this drink is with excess, because it is rich in caffeine, it can interfere with the individual’s sleep.