Power through your busiest days with today’s energizing ingredient spotlight: chai. We’ve already spilled the … tea on different types of tea, but ahead we’re diving deep into all the mind, body, and beauty benefits of the ancient spice blend. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also composed of several different spices, all with their own set of healing properties, from immune support to mood elevation.
Look out, coffee, because we’re sharing major reasons to swap that jittery cup of joe for a creamy chai latte. The natural tea makes for a healthier morning beverage or afternoon pick-me-up, and it does just the trick to boost your stamina, we promise.
We’re here to highlight chai’s unique and abundant whole-body benefits. Chai, which is the Hindi word for tea, can be enjoyed on its own or in a creamy latte blend that only requires four items—tea, sweetener, milk (or milk alternative of your choice), and the chai blend. The drink is flavorful, yes, but more importantly, it has amazing benefits ranging from antioxidant properties to digestion and anti-inflammatory perks. Learn more about why you should add chai into your daily wellness routine below.
The abundant elements of chai extend beyond the mind, but we’ll start there. Chai’s brain health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, which can help prevent chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It also works as an all-natural way to promote calm alertness—essentially the same feeling as drinking coffee without the side effects like nervousness, heightened anxiety, and a racing heart. Try drinking chai daily, or twice a day (just avoid drinking too late in the afternoon), to increase brain health, energy, and productivity.
We’re always looking to incorporate ingredients that protect our body from within, and chai has many properties that will do just that. Chai intake boosts our immune system and protects our cells thanks to the antioxidants found in the blend. Many spices in chai, including ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and more, help promote heart health and cholesterol regulation. These ingredients are also beneficial for gut and digestive health. And if you’re a victim of frequent nausea and stomach aches, chai might be your solution. Chai contains ginger, which reduces nausea and soothes an upset stomach.
Lastly, among many other body benefits, another perk is potential weight loss as black tea is said to encourage burning fat, and for some, cinnamon can increase metabolism.
Now, what we all want to know … what are the beauty boosters in chai? The biggest callout is that it helps to reduce inflammation. As you know, inflammation can cause breakouts, rashes, and other irritating skin concerns, so incorporating a supplement that helps soothe and calm internal inflammation is a hard yes for happy skin.
Additionally, the spices in chai stimulate circulation, which will bring a natural glow to your face. Not only will you be radiating, but you’ll feel good from the inside out. Many spices within the tea contain antioxidants, which can reduce signs of aging.
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