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Suboptimal Health and Infused Teas? What's that?

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Suboptimal Health and Infused Teas? What's that?

31 Jan 2019
by Kevin


Suboptimal Health
Suboptimal health status (SHS) is the third state between good health and disease. SHS is the clinical or pre-disease status of psychosomatic disease and a major global public health challenge. Although its underlying causes remain unclear, lifestyle is one of the most important factors affecting health status. Most of us have busy lifestyles, mostly coming from work and having so little leisure time. Thus this leaves most people in a suboptimal health state where most symptoms consists of them being aches, chronic fatigue, indigestion, sleep disorders, congestion, nervousness, distraction, nausea, and poor mood. And this is where Signature Market's Infusion Teas come into play.

Infusion teas are some of the healthiest beverages one can consume here in Malaysia as it is readily available. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in many herbs have shown to provide many short and long-term health benefits. These teas can be a great alternative to your daily sugary and caffeinated drinks, while still providing great taste and a natural boost to your day. In this blog, we’ll explain what infusion tea is, provide a list of the health benefits of infusion teas, and the best infusion teas to drink.



Despite the name, infusion teas are not actually made from the tea plant. Instead, infusions are teas which have the base tea--usually green or black--mixed with the infusion of a particular flower, leaf or other organic products that could add flavour, taste and enhance the healthy benefits of drinking tea itself yet also being 100% natural. The origins of herbal tea date back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China, used for thousands of years for its great taste and medicinal properties. There are hundreds of different herbal teas you can drink, all with varying tastes and benefits. We at Signature Market came up with 3 very special infused teas which we will later introduce.

Health Benefits

Infusion teas have additional health benefits: Infusions bring their own benefits, for example, ginger benefits the sinuses, chamomile aids in improving the metabolism, lemon aids in increasing alkalinity in the body. The Signature Market's infused teas have stevia in them as a replacement to regular sugar. Stevia can be classified as "zero-calorie," because the calories per serving are so low. As stevia is 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar. It typically requires about 20 percent of the land and far less water to provide the same amount of sweetness as other mainstream sweeteners.

Fights the Cold
Infusion teas are great for treating a cold. The elder tree herb is one of the best for fighting a cold as it has properties that clear the nasal passages and stops heavy coughs. It can also reduce the symptoms of asthma.

Improves Digestion
Many infusion teas help with the breakdown of fats and speed up the emptying of the stomach. Doing so, they can reduce symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and vomiting. Some of the best teas for these symptoms are dandelion, chamomile, cinnamon, peppermint, and ginger tea.



Boosts Immune System
The antioxidants and vitamins found in infusion teas are great for helping fight disease and infections. They can protect against oxidative stress and lower the risk of chronic disease. Some of the best infusion teas for boosting your immune system are elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and licorice root tea.

Reduces Inflammation
Daily drinking of infusion teas can greatly help those that suffer from arthritis. Herbal tea can reduce pain, swelling, and tiredness in joints. Ginger is actually one of the best herbs to relieve inflammation, due to its main component, gingerol. This makes the tea an ideal treatment for joint and muscle pain.

Anti-Aging Properties
Doesn’t everyone wish they could look and feel younger? Well, the antioxidants found in infusion teas have shown to aid in slowing down the aging process. They prevent free radical damage and reduce the aging of cells in the body. This makes your skin and hair look and feel younger.

Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Infusion teas calm and relax the mind, relieving stress and anxiety. Since it calms the mind, drinking herbal tea before going to sleep also helps people who suffer from insomnia. Chamomile tea is one of the best teas for stress relief and difficulty sleeping. The comforting effect may also act as a mild anti-depressant for some as it stimulates the brain to reduce feelings of depression.



Lowers Blood Pressure
Instead of taking pills, try drinking infused tea to lower your blood pressure instead. Infusion teas can decrease blood pressure without any negative side effects due to the chemicals it contains. High blood pressure can negatively affect the heart and kidney, so if you’re looking for a natural treatment, Infusion teas are the way to go.

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