5 Reasons why toddlers should drink tea
Babies as young as 6 months old can drink herbal tea. In fact, herbal tea is a much better alternative to juice.
As a mum I know how hard it can be to get toddlers eating all of the right foods containing all the nutrients they need to grow strong and stay healthy. I’ve experienced first-hand a toddler who refuses to eat anything but toast. Or a child who will only eat apples all day long. Which is great, but not exactly giving them the variety of vitamins and minerals they need. This is what led me on my tea journey.
When I was younger, we were always offered black tea as a remedy for anything from sadness to a cold. Aa a child, I thought that tea was magic and could fix anything! As an adult I quickly dismissed that notion, until I became a mother. Now I know that tea really is an amazing magical remedy that’s known for fighting symptoms of cold and flu as well as pain, fever, respiratory issues, sinuses to name a few. I now reach for tea when my children are unwell and when they need some magic that gives them courage, strength, kindness, a brain boost, or whatever else they may need.
Here are 5 REALLY great reasons you should be giving your toddler a cuppa:
- Most people know that tea can be used as a remedy. Most people don’t know that tea actually contains vitamins and minerals. And if you get an organic, high quality tea such a Magic Tea, the nutrients in each cup are far more beneficial than a synthetic supplement such as children’s lollies that so many people pay so much money for! Those supplements are not only artificial, but they are also full of sugar. Magic Tea is sugar and caffeine free, and is made from 100% natural herbs. Try our superhero tea for a nutrient rich cup.
- Magic Tea is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals. We need antioxidants to help our body fight off any infections that our kids pick up.
- Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system and fight off inflammation. I can't make medical claims but I can tell you to do some research into the power of teas for a wide range of children's ailments.
- Drinking tea daily has also been known to stimulate bone formation and growth, and it has been shown that some components of tea can help stimulate the cells that lay down new bone. Tea is an important source of phytoestrogen and fluoride, both of which may help to maintain bone mineral density.
- Another incredible concentration tea benefit - brain boosting. One recent study revealed a major cognitive benefit. Not only does mint tea enhance your concentration, but studies have suggested that mint could increase your memory and retrieval during cognitive tasks which required a heightened focus.
Do your family a massive favour, get them some Magic Tea in their bellies.