The Truth About Tea
Did someone say put the kettle on?
So, why do we believe in stocking your cupboards up with some alternative tea selections?
Well, first and foremost we can use various teas to deliver various health benefits of the herbs in a more “enjoyable” way of consumption. Have you every tried eating raw turmeric? Not nice!
Secondly, they are very versatile. You can enjoy them hot or chill them for refreshing cordials. If your trying to wean your kids or even yourself off of sugary squash type drinks, tea blends can work wonders.
You can even use them as refreshing ice lollies. But, don't rely on the tea to give you a whole heap of nutrients. The raw ingredients contain certain sources of vitamins and minerals, but this may only be a small amount. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of reasons to stock up.
Below are our top 4 picks:
Chamomile tea. Its very calming, particularly for anxious people. It also has a very sweet taste so is therefore good to give children as a bedtime drink.
Peppermint tea: Peppermint has an anti-spasmodic properties, relaxing the gastrointestinal tract. Its also really easy to make your own peppermint tea with your own fresh mint leaves.
Ginseng: This is a stimulant herb and contains phytochemicals that have been found in studies to improve stamina, concentration and alertness. A much better alternative to coffee or caffeinated drinks. This is seriously powerful stuff and is a alternative to prevent exhaustion. Do not drink this all the time, only as and when you need a lift. Also avoid after 3pm as it could keep you awake at night.
Turmeric Root: There is strong evidence of turmeric anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation in the body is caused by smoking, alcohol and stress, and it contributes towards most chronic diseases. From skin conditions such as eczema and acne to inflammatory bowel diseases, dementia, diabetes, cancer and even depression. But, the yellow pigments in turmeric called curcumin have very potent antioxidants, immune-boosting and anti inflammatory actions to help reverse it.
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