February is not only the month of love, but it is our ‘FeBrewary’ campaign, where we have some wonderful local businesses who have put up a poster and a donation tin on the counter, ready to take donations for us this month!

Pictured: Robin, from Wooden Hill Coffee Company in Ampthill, was really keen to support us with our FeBrewary fundraiser! Thank you!

So let’s have a little look into the wonderful wellbeing benefits of tea, and find out just what that little hug in a mug can do!

Tea has been enjoyed for thousands of years, and for good reason. Not only is it delicious and comforting, but it also has a number of health benefits. Here are a few reasons why you should consider making a cup of tea a regular part of your daily routine.

• Tea is a great source of antioxidants: Antioxidants are important for protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals. Tea, particularly green tea, is high in antioxidants called catechins, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

• Tea can improve heart health: Studies have shown that regular tea consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. This may be due to the antioxidants in tea, as well as compounds called flavonoids, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and improve blood flow.

• Tea can help with weight loss: Some studies have found that drinking tea, particularly green tea, may help to boost weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism.

• Tea can help to reduce stress: Tea contains theanine, an amino acid that can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Drinking tea can also be a great way to take a break and relax, which can help to improve overall wellbeing.

• Tea can improve mental function: Some studies have found that drinking tea can improve focus and concentration, as well as reduce the risk of developing neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

At BDCPS we like to include plenty of tea in our wellbeing activities! There is always a hot drink to offer at the end of our sessions, and our wellbeing walks always finish with a cuppa at a nearby café!

Pictures: Parent carers enjoying a warming drink after their wellbeing walk.

Overall, tea is not only a delicious and comforting drink, but it also has a number of health benefits. So next time you’re looking for a way to relax and improve your wellbeing, consider brewing yourself a cup of tea!