Benefits of Tea
Tea is so important to our health as they are all natural most of us prefer to drink a quick coffee and get a caffeine high which only dehydrates us and wears us out more. Tea is delicious and it can be found is hundreds of different combination and flavors, they are a type of medicine to heal us. Top reasons to drink: (not the milk and sugar filled types)
- Increase energy endurance (burn fat)
- Protects against many diseases
- High in antioxidants
- Fights free radicals
- It's Hydrating
- Helps weight loss
- Projects tissues and bones
- Boosts immune system
- Mood elevator
- Lower levels/chances of high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke. (type 2)
Below are my top teas that I always make sure I have at home.
1- Chamomile tea w/ spearmint, lemongrass, blackberry leaves - great before bed. Caffeine free
2- Apple cinnamon tea w/ hibiscus, chicory, roasted carob, apple-great for balancing blood sugar levels. Nice creamy taste.
3- Green tea (weight loss, antioxidant, regulate blood sugar, reduces bad cholesterol and so much more...it is its own medicine so just drink it!!!)
4- Detox milk thistle tea w/ dandelion, echinacea, red clover, natural vanilla. To detox and boost immune system.
5- Lemongrass and ginger (for nausea muscle spasms, arthritis, digestion, antibacterial, stomach cramps, cold and flu).
6- Peppermint, chicory , lemongrass tea. Great to beat the bloat, calm and help digestion.
7- Echinacea plus- fire up the immune system, minty and citrus taste.
8- Ginger aid, w/ blackberry leaves, lemon - promotes digestion, helps nausea.
9- Lemon balm- relaxing, uplifting, memory enhancing, helps indigestion. Nice minty and citrus flavour.
Caution: Teas are a diuretic- better not to drink them before a long journey and also CROSSCHECK the tea with any medications you are taking to make sure it's safe.
PS. You don't always have to drink it hot. Make a nice cup then once cooled pour into a bottle and refrigerate it's fantastic the next day!!!!