Everyone, from babies to aging adults, can gain physical and cognitive benefits from drinking tea and live better because of it. Today, we will show you the many perks of drinking tea and the different varieties that can improve your well-being so you can always feel great regardless of age.

Tea For Children

It may be surprising to learn that drinking tea is good for you soon after birth. In fact, there are many teas available on the market for the young crowd. Parents should check the ingredients before buying or speak to a physician if necessary. Many caregivers provide herbal tea to their kids to help ease common childhood issues, including constipation, colic, and nausea. It is recommended that star anise and peppermint teas are not given to young children. Parents should also check that chamomile tea given to young children comes from a high-quality source.

As children continue to grow, it’s essential that they get the proper vitamins and nutrients so their brains and bodies can develop properly. There are many healthy teas to consider that can set your kids up for healthy lives, including pu-erh tea, which helps to keep cholesterol levels in check and reduce the chance of chronic illness. Herbal teas are also good because they don’t contain caffeine, and some of them, including hibiscus tea, are good for heart health.

While your children evolve and learn to appreciate tea, they can vocalize their preferred flavors. Tea is also a great alternative to sugary drinks that can cause cavities and lead to obesity.

Drinking Tea Into Adulthood

If you tend to enjoy energy drinks, you should be careful. Consumption of traditional energy drinks can be unhealthy because the sugar can increase the chances of obesity, and the large amount of caffeine can cause spikes in heart rate and blood pressure. The great thing about tea is that many varieties have a small to moderate amount of caffeine, so teens can stay energized without the side effects. Black, green, and white teas all contain a small dose of caffeine that can get young people through the day.

Many teens and student-athletes can use tea to boost athletic performance. Drinking green tea over time can increase stamina and improve fat metabolism so they can generate more energy. It’s essential also to have a healthy diet and continued training to supplement the tea.

When you move on through life, graduate from school, get a job and start raising a family, you may deal with the struggles many people face, including stress and potential health issues. Tea can be there for you and provide many great benefits, starting with the fact that even the act of brewing tea can be very calming. As is sitting there in solitude, waiting for the beverage to cool while you’re there with your thoughts. Some teas, including green and black tea, contain the amino acid l-theanine, which can aid in relaxation.

Tea can also help fight the potential ailments that can often be more common as you reach your 40s and beyond. The anti-inflammatory flavonoids in many types of tea can fight off the inflammation that plays a role in heart disease. Tea is also calorie-free if you don’t add sugar or milk, so it’s easier to keep off the weight that can be hard to lose as you get older.

An elderly woman drinking tea, enjoying afternoon teatime as part of a daily routine may be helping avoid dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Drinking Tea In Your Elder Years

When you reach age 65 and above, taking care of your body and mind will become much more critical. As you age, tasks that used to be second nature can become more difficult. Some aging adults may find it more difficult to multi-task, a skill that is often seen as essential in our modern world. 

Driving and getting around as you age may also require some additional considerations. For instance, aging adults are also more likely to have dementia which can put them at an increased risk of roadway collisions. However, maintaining independence as one grows older is essential, and using adaptive technology in cars and opting for public transportation is a way to do so. 

Drinking tea can also help in this regard. Many varieties of tea can boost brain activity as you age, and this in turn could help mitigate some of the effects of age-related mental decline. Ginger tea is tasty, and it’s also been found to fight the potential of Alzheimer’s while increasing reaction time and working memory, which is essential when behind the wheel and during everyday life. Turmeric tea is another great option that contains curcumin and has been linked to improved brain function.

Tea For Aging Adults’ Physical Health 

Throughout your entire life, you must continue to stay active and as fit as possible. Exercising helps with weight management, but it also improves your immune system, so you don’t get sick as often or develop serious ailments. It’s important to vary your exercise so you’re well-rounded as you age. For instance, you should incorporate: 

  • Aerobic activity to improve your heart rate.
  • Balance exercises to help you stay on your feet.
  • Flexibility actions to remain spry and keep your joints in good working order.

 Fitness is especially important as you get older because your body will naturally weaken. You may lose muscle mass, and your bones could lose some density, which often leads to falls and injuries. 

In addition to your exercise, drinking certain teas can supplement your physical health. Chamomile tea is a natural sleeping aid so you can rest your immune system at night. It also helps to reduce osteoporosis and

 inflammation. Earl gray tea can aid digestion, and ginger tea can help to lower your cholesterol.

Family gathered around a table for holiday tea party

Multigenerational Bonding

No matter the age, tea can bring all people together. This inevitably has social and emotional benefits. Like any hobby, brewing and having tea can bring generations — especially families — together on equal ground. There is no social hierarchy during tea time. Children can easily prepare and serve it as any grandparent can. More than that, tea can help people build memories. Younger members can bring tea and snacks to their grandparent’s house for any occasion, small or big, and older members can pass down family tea sets as a way to continue family traditions.

 You may also be surprised to find out who will be the most interested in these traditions and benefits. Although tea has been popular for centuries, young people today are even more interested in loose-leaf teas. According to one report published by the Tea Association of the U.S.A., millennials were the most likely out of all the generations to enjoy tea. It’s not that common when you can find similar interests between millennials and baby boomers. But with all the benefits tea can bring, it’s easy to see why.

Conclusion

As you can see, the world of tea is delicious and advantageous for your health. Whether you have small children or you’re an aging adult, you can always benefit from more tea, so pour a cup and see how you feel.