Tea: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: More than keeping your insides warm, tea has amazing health benefits.
Air Date: 1/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea
Cindi Bigelow is the 3rd generation President & CEO of family-owned Bigelow Tea, the U.S. market leader of specialty teas that produces over 1.6 billion tea bags annually. She holds a BS degree from Boston College, an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and an Honorary Doctorate from University of New Haven. Social- and community-minded, she frequently makes appearances speaking to students and industry leaders, sharing insights on business ethics and career development, and has received numerous awards for her years of community service. Favorite pastimes include being with her children, skiing, tennis, yoga and drinking lots of tea.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @bigelowtea
Tea: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul
Cold weather is a wonderful time to snuggle up next to a hot fireplace and drink your favorite tea.

But, more than keeping your insides warm, teas have amazing health benefits.

For example, tea of the black, green and oolong varieties contain the compound theanine, which relaxes your body and stimulates your mind. This compound helps balance out the caffeine in tea, but if you're sensitive to caffeine you might want to pair your tea with food.

If you're looking for a mild cup of tea, you can add things like milk to temper the taste. There are many herbal varieties that are also quite mild, such as vanilla, chamomile, and honey.

CEO of Bigelow Tea, Cindi Bigelow, joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about the benefits of tea, as well as how Bigelow Tea ensures their teas are of the highest quality.