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Final exams are upon us. We are all rushing to get prepared, like the headless horseman is after us. One could easily overlook their physical and mental health because they just don’t have the time to balance these necessities and get their assignments completed and submitted.

Are you feeling overworked, stressed, dealing with sickness like the common cold or just struggling with retaining information?

We are all trying to cram last minute information to get ready for exams, final projects and final portfolios. The burden can become so overwhelming that the thought of dropping out of college may cross some minds.

An article titled “U.S. College Dropout Rate and Dropout Statistics” from CollegeAtlas, shares shocking statistics of dropout rates in the U.S.

“70 percent of Americans will study at a four-year college, but less than two-thirds will graduate with a degree,” CollegeAtlas said. “According to a six-year study, about 20 percent more men drop out of college than women.”

Would you call me crazy if I told you that drinking tea might help you get through day-to-day struggles?

Many overlook the benefits of tea. You might probably wondering how could tea help me, a college student?

In “Why college students should drink tea,” Harold Dorsey shares information on various teas that a college student should try.

“The characteristic of tea that may be of most use to you, the college student, is its capability of providing an energy boost to get you through the day,” Dorsey said.

There are numerous teas out there that have many health benefits, such as relieving stress migraines, stress and anxiety, improving memory and digestion, strengthening the immune system and various other reported benefits. Give these three teas a try:

  1. Green Tea

This classic tea has a nice and earthy taste, which is nice and light on the stomach. It is great for memory, the immune system and is also decaffeinated to lower stress and anxiety. It is known for its maximum amount of antioxidants. Other health benefits you may have not been aware of are its contributions to skincare, depression, heart disease and diabetes.

2. Chamomile

Ever drink a beautiful flower? This is as close as you’ll get. It is nice and sweet, but it is a taste that may take time to get used to. This tea is also rich in antioxidants. It is great for boosting your immune system, relieving anxiety and depression, improving skin health, promoting sleep, alleviating muscle spasms and menstrual pain, soothing the stomach and helping to treat skin conditions.

3. Lavender

Take a flower and add a hint of a woodsy taste, and you’ll get lavender tea. I promise it tastes better than it sounds. A few benefits it provides are easing headaches, treating acne, acting as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping with insomnia and helping with tired and sore muscles.

Tea does not get the attention that it should. There are many types of teas out there that provide a wide-ranging list of health benefits. I have personally loved drinking hot tea as long as I can remember because I like how it makes me feel more comfortable and connected.

Next time you automatically go the pour yourself a cup of coffee, consider opting for tea instead.

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