Benefits of Fruit Tea

Imagine your favourite most succulent piece of fruit was available to you in the form of a nice warm (or cold) beverage.

Fruit tea is exactly that.

Not only is fruit tea delicious but you still get the added benefits that come with other teas. 

Whether you’re an avid tea drinker or a complete newbie, fruit tea is sure to be more than satisfactory for your taste buds.

Let’s take a look at what the benefits are exactly that fruit tea offers as well as answer some other common questions.

What is Fruit Tea?

There may be some ambiguity with the name of ‘fruit tea’. It isn’t exactly tea as we know it. The usual teas such as Green tea, White tea and Black tea all come from the tea plant known as Camellia Sinensis.

Fruit tea is essentially dried fruits.

Sometimes these dried fruits have other ingredients added such as spices, herbs and in some cases tea leaves.

Fruit tea should have a naturally sweet and fruity taste if it is processed correctly. The dried fruit when combined with cold or hot water is both refreshing and hydrating.

It’s why it’s such a popular drink choice when it comes to summertime. Check out our loose leaf iced tea recipes for summer for inspiration.

Health Benefits of Fruit Tea

May Be A Digestive Aid

Having a healthy digestive system is vitally important and it turns out that fruit tea may be able to assist the digestive system positively.

A recent study explored the potential benefits dried fruits had on gut microbiota. 

Bioactive compounds in the dried fruits which are classified as phytochemicals may affect human gut microbiota composition in a potentially beneficial manner. 

So having your daily cup of fruit tea could be a great way to keep your digestive system in great condition, along with other factors such as a healthy and balanced diet.

May Support the Immune System

Your immune system is the bedrock of your overall health as it is how your body fights off pathogens and diseases in the body.

If you have a strong immune system you’ll rarely get sick, and when you do get sick your symptoms will be significantly lessened.

Fruits like citrus and berries, which are often included in fruit tea blends, contain a wide range of vitamins including vitamins A, C, D and other immune-boosting nutrients. 

A study showed that dried fruits also contain rich sources of polyphenols. 

Polyphenols are a category of plant compounds which according to a study done in 2018 can play an important role in your immune system by promoting immunity to foreign pathogens.

May Help Heart Health

The lifestyle of modern living has made life easier for us in some ways and harder in others. 

More specifically, the foods we eat are convenient but not necessarily the healthiest, therefore putting our heart health at risk.

While fruit tea isn’t a magic solution that will eradicate all of your heart problems, there are signs that it can be a benefit to the cardiovascular system. 

Take this one particular study which investigated the effects of dried fruits on cardiometabolic health. It mentions that introducing dried fruit into your diet could prove to be a benefit to your cardiometabolic health.

Seeing as dried fruits are what make up fruit tea this could be a great way for you to contribute to your cardiovascular health positively.

Rich in Antioxidants

Numerous studies have been carried out on the importance of antioxidants.

As discussed, many fruits used in fruit tea blends are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and various polyphenols. 

Antioxidants help protect the body from harmful free radicals and support overall health by acting like the body’s defenders against oxidative stress. This is a process that can lead to cell damage and various chronic diseases. 

Antioxidants neutralise harmful and unstable molecules that can wreak havoc in our cells by damaging DNA, proteins, and lipids. 

When they do their job correctly, antioxidants help reduce the risk of conditions like heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. 

Drinking fruit tea which is rich in antioxidants is not only delicious but also a proactive step towards enhancing your well-being and longevity.

May Help with Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural and necessary response by the body’s immune system to protect itself from harmful stimuli, such as infections, injuries, and toxins. 

However, chronic or prolonged inflammation can indeed be harmful to the body.

This type of inflammation occurs when the immune system remains active even when there are no apparent threats to fight off. 

This persistent inflammation is associated with various health problems and can contribute to the development of chronic diseases, including:

  • Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Autoimmune Disorders.
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases.
  • Cancer.
  • Metabolic Disorders.
  • Digestive Disorders.
  • Chronic Pain.

Research indicates that dried fruits have demonstrated the capacity to lower the presence of cytokines, an inflammatory marker. 

The antioxidants that are present in dried fruit may also contribute to combating inflammation.

May Improve Skin

The nutrients present in dried fruit are proven to be beneficial to the health of your skin. Some dried fruits are packed with essential vitamins such as zinc, potassium and vitamin E which play a huge role in maintaining healthy skin.

Vitamins A and C have antioxidant properties which help combat free radicals that can damage skin cells and accelerate ageing, contributing to a more youthful and radiant complexion.

For optimal skin health, it’s best to maintain good skin care practices, stay hydrated, and protect your skin from excessive sun exposure.

Fruit Tea at Leaf Tea

Fruit tea has a wide offering of benefits as well as being a delicious and refreshing beverage.

We have a fantastic selection of fruit teas on offer which can help you achieve these benefits. We also sell fruit tea bundles that are the perfect gift for loved ones and friends. 

If you have been impressed with the benefits on offer and want to try a fruit tea for yourself, then contact us and we can get your fruit tea journey started today.

There's always time for tea