Friday, May 9, 2014

Dandelion Tea

Dandelion tea
Dandelion Tea is a great way to get the natural cleansing effect of coffee in a caffeine free form. Dandelion is a natural herb that is rich in potassium, a strong detoxification drink as well as an appetite stimulant. Read more on what dandelion tea has to offer below.
Its cleansing abilities are suggested to aid with eczema, diabetes, cancer treatment, liver disease and functioning, and it can also help GI disorders—that’s an incredible list of abilities for such a humble plant! 
SRC: Find out more health benefits of Dandelion tea at: Lifestyle. 

Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea
Ginger Tea brings all the well known benefits of ginger to your favorite place, your cup of tea. Ginger tea creates a warm soothing experience. Ginger is greatly known for its ability to calm down nausea and other stomach aches. Read more about what ginger tea can do for you below. 
Ginger is another natural digestive aid (which is why the Japanese eat pickled ginger between bites of sushi). It has anti-inflammatory properties that help conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis; it can ease nausea, fend off morning and motion sickness, ...
SRC: Find out more on the amazing powers of ginger at: Lifestyle. 

Milk Thistle Tea

Milk Thistle Tea
Milk Thistle Tea is a great option for the morning after a night of having a few alcoholic drinks. Alcohol has negative effects on our liver, but research suggests that milk thistle tea may be helpful for overall liver health and liver diseases. Read what else Lifestyle reports as a positive reason for drinking milk thistle tea below.
...other investigations suggest the plant’s antioxidants can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.It can be consumed in tea form, but it’s also available as a handy tablet from health stores.
SRC: Read more about Milk Thistle Tea at: Lifestyle. 

Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea
Nettle Tea or Nettle Infusions are great for your health, even though coming across nettles outside a cup is usually not a positive experience. If you want to utilize the benefits of Nettle Tea you may want to add some peppermint to your cup, because the taste of a nettle infusion alone is not everyone. Read Lifestyles description of Nettle health benefits below.
Despite its habit of stinging most things that dare step near it, it is one of the best natural remedies for all sorts of ailments. A nettle infusion can help alleviate urinary tract disorders, seasonal allergies, arthritis, chest congestion, inflammation, oily skin, and spasms, and it acts as a cleanser of the kidneys and liver.
SRC: Read more about Nettle Infusions at: Lifestyle.

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon Tea, by adding cinnamon to your tea you can gain the valuable health benefits of the spice. It is not uncommon to see cinnamon added to tea blends; putting cinnamon in your tea can also be a helpful way to reduce any milk or sugar your may be adding to your cup. Read a description of what cinnamon can bring to your cup of tea below.
It’s perhaps best associated with unhealthy desserts, but despite this it is actually a very healthy spice that can liven up your foods as well as drinks. Cinnamon has many health benefits, with its consumption being linked to assisting diabetes, arthritis, stomach ulcers, and inflammation.
SRC: Read more on Cinnamon Tea at: Lifestyle.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea has great health benefits and is a natural resource for those who are seeking relief of irritable bowel syndrome, headaches or digestion issues. It is able to do this by relaxing the stomach muscles which in turn help the digestion of fats stabilizing your body's digestion system. Read Lifestyle's Alex Morris' other explanation of how peppermint tea can help you below.
As you’re more than likely aware, mint flavour is a popular choice for toothpastes and gum due to its refreshing smell. Taking up peppermint infusions has the same effect—it’s a good way to remove bad breath without the superfluous calories of gum.
SRC: Read more about the benefits of Peppermint Tea at: Lifestyle.

Tea vs Coffee

Tea vs Coffee
The big question: Tea or Coffee. To make a good choice, you need to know what each one has to offer. Some reasons to consider tea over coffee is that tea is better at keeping your body hydrated, helps protect your bones, and contains many antioxidants. Another reason to choose tea over coffee is the balance of energy levels, read Lifesyle's Chris Haigh's explanation of this below. 
While it’s been commented on that tea has less caffeine than coffee when given in the same amount of servings, this isn’t actually true. Tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee, and while both are stimulants, coffee has a much bigger depressing effect (not making you sad but reducing your energy levels) than tea, meaning that while both tea and coffee will give you a bigger rush of caffeine, with coffee, the high will also last shorter and drop quicker. If you’re wanting something to keep you going through the work day, tea is the best choice.
SRC: Read more details on why Tea is a better choice than coffee at: Lifestyle.

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus Tea is from the plant Hibiscus Sabdariffa. This tea creates a tangy sweetness flavor with a bold red color. It is commonly added to tea blends to add a deeper flavor and color. This tea has a long history, read some of Teavana's recap on Hibiscus Tea history below. 
Hibiscus teas go back as far as the ancient Pharaohs, who drank hibiscus teas to keep cool in the hot desert along the Nile River. Today many cultures drink hibiscus teas for a number of reasons. Iranians drink hibiscus teas to quiet the mind and calm the nerves. Meanwhile, the Egyptians and Sudanese drink it to mark special occasions. People in the Caribbean drink hibiscus teas, which they call “sorrel”, to stay hydrated and refreshed.
SRC: Read more on Hibiscus Tea at Teavana. 

White Tea

White Tea
While white tea is from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, as green, black and oolong tea's the way they are cultivated and processed makes all the difference in flavor. White tea is a mild mellow sweetness, for a light floral taste steep for about one minute and for a stronger honey sweetened taste steep longer. There are different variations of White Tea, read Teavana's description about one of them below. 
Silver Needle White Tea, the rarest and most treasured form of white tea, is harvested in the early spring when the tea buds are covered with silvery threads. Silver Needle is an extremely light tea that is perfect for when you crave a simple, refreshing, and mildly sweet beverage. Enjoy it on its own or add honey to enhance the flavor.
SRC: For more variations of White Tea visit: Teavana. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Benefits of Tea

Green and black tea is more than just a delicious beverage, it also has beneficial effects on the brain and the body.
  • Green tea may improve some brain functions such as active memory, according to a study published in Psychopharmacology.
  • Black and green teas are better for your mouth health. Studies show these teas may limit the growth of bacteria and plaque in your mouth.
  • Compounds in green tea, called polyphenols, have shown signs to suppress tumor growth.
  • In a study of 170 post-menopausal women, the tea drinkers had the improved muscular strength compared to the women who took the placebo.

SRC:  For more detail on the studies mentioned above visit: Mother Nature Network.

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