Tea Time

by MONICA DIAZ

College and coffee seem to go hand-in-hand in today’s world. However, for people like me, the bitter taste of coffee is just not worth the caffeine boost. On long nights before midterms and finals, I turn to tea to get me through the night. This coffee alternative is healthy and actually tastes good. I happen to think tea is the superior beverage, and there’s evidence to prove it.

Along with providing a caffeine boost, tea has a multitude of health benefits. Green tea has antioxidants that can help fight the growth of certain cancers and boost the body’s fat-burning abilities. Additionally, black tea may protect against cigarette smoke damage to the lungs and reduce the risk of stroke. Another study has associated tea with anti-aging; “research shows that the cells of regular tea drinkers have a younger biological age than non-drinkers” (Health.com). Although many studies are still being conducted, tea has been proven to be the overall healthier alternative to coffee.

 

This post was provided by SEARCH, a UCLA SWC Committee.