We are a nation of coffee and tea drinkers, consuming a whopping 100,000,000 cups of tea in a single day, but what can we do if our favourite drink is making us sick? Fitness tea D’Amazonia has all the properties needed to offer a natural alternative.
A typical daily routine might consist of waking up to a cup of tea followed by a cup of coffee at 11 am then another 2 further coffee’s in the afternoon so that’s probably a caffeine limit but even with this relatively small intake of caffeine some may suffer with side effects.
Facts about caffeine
According to Tetley, your average cup of tea can contains between 30 and 50mg of caffeine depending on factors such as the origin of the tea and even how you brew and handle the tea bag.
In Costa Coffee you are looking at caffeine levels of between 185 mg to 370 mg in a small and large cup of Americano.
According to research, there are factors such as drinking on an empty stomach, not consuming enough water and the acid levels in the type of coffee you are drinking that can increase the risk of adverse effects. Here are a few more facts.
- Caffeine is a stimulant, so it can make us agitated or restlessness
- Up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day is deemed a safe limit by medical experts – i.e. 4 cups of coffee
- Can cause insomnia
- Can aggrevate Gerd (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Limit caffeine to 250 grams per day – or you can overdose
- Can lead to psychological or physical dependency – addiction
- Has been known to raise blood pressure in some studies if consumed in high quantities
- Can lead to increased heart rate and altered heart rhythm- atrial fibrillation
- Can leave you feeling fatigued once the caffeine has left your body.
- Increased need to urinate, could even lead to incontinence in healthy people who consume too much caffeine.
Other side affects include headaches, irritability, muscle tremors, stomach upset, nausea and even vomiting.
Finding a drink that helps maintain health and fitness
During lockdown I found myself consciously trying to maintain a good level of fitness but struggled with feeling lethargic until someone recommended the D’Amazonia fitness tea. D’Amazonia is a UK based business founded by mother and daughter who were seeking a product to help them maintain physical fitness with natural products.
Firstly, this tea is designed to increase energy levels and boost health naturally using a mix of natural caffeine, antioxidants and anti inflammatories. Inspired by people living in the Amazon, the producers of this tea have sourced the very best ingredients that nature has to offer to deliver a incredibly healthy tea to suit everyone.
The five main benefits of this tea are
- Natural caffeine from Green Tea, Yerba Mate and Guarana offer a natural and sustainable boost to energy.
- Thermonegic action from Cinnamon and Ginger help speed up metabolism.
- Peppermint and Cloves promote healthy digestion.
- Packed with cleansing antioxidants in Dandelion and Lemongrass.
- Acai, Raspberry and Hibiscus are filled with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to strengthen the immune system.
Having replaced tea and coffee for fitness tea for one week has really increased my energy levels and mental focus at work. I am sleeping much better and do feel a lot calmer without the need to keep drinking coffee throughout the day.
I have tried lots of fruit teas in the past but the quality varies so it’s very good to know that these tea bags are 100% natural and contain antioxidants to help my body maintain its strength through a difficult time.
Other Tea drinkers – the facts
According to the UK Tea and infusions Association, approximately 100,000,000 cups of tea are consumed every single day in the UK.
62% of Tea drinkers think ethical tea is important to them but this could be coming from the younger generation. Conscious spending is on the rise in the younger generation, but not so in the over 65’s with just 12% of consumers in this age bracket saying ethical tea was important to them.
Black tea is the worlds favourite type of tea with Turkey being the biggest tea drinker in the world.
There are over 13 million people employed in the tea production business worldwide but the demand is increasing so there is an urgency to maintain ethical and sustainable standards across the board.
Forum for the Future set up tea 2030 in 2013 to help deliver a sustainable tea industry by bringing together businesses, corporations and all institutions involved across 60 countries to collaborate in working towards a sustainable future for workers and preserving every aspect of the tea production industry.
Tetley tea bags – sustainability
Business websites provide statements about their sustainability policies to reassure consumers of their committent to ethical standards throughout the supply chain. Tetley state they are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified which reassures us they are investing in a program that will protect the environment (ensuring forest, land, water and air are not adversely affected by tea productions), ensure workers rights are protected and the whole process is sustainable in the long term.
PG Tips – What makes us sustainable
PG tips are making ethical choices on packaging and sourcing materials by adopting biodegradable plant based tea bags and removing the plastic packages around their boxes.
They are also a member of the Rainforest Alliance and supporting those communities that make the tea we love.
We can buy lots of vitamins and try to eat well but consuming too much tea and coffee during the day is bad for our health, changing our habits will really help towards maintaining a good level of fitness.