7 Healthy Medicinal Teas to replace your cup of Joe!
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Saturday, March 04, 2017
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 7 HEALTHY MEDICINAL TEAS TO REPLACE YOUR MORNING COFFEE!

Hello, Dyan here (The Health Coach Is In) to chat with you about a healthy and yummy alternative to your regular cup of Joe. Even if you are addicted to your caffeine, you may want to check out the numerous health benefits of caffeine-free herbal teas!

BUT WAIT A MINUTE, WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HERBAL TEAS?

In cultures around the world people have been brewing leaves, fruits, flowers, roots, bark and berries for centuries.

And Here's why.....

Research suggests the antioxidants in tea help protect against cancer.

Tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), which means it helps destroy free radicals that can damage DNA.

Tea is primarily water and therefore naturally hydrating.

SO WHAT ARE THE 7 TYPES OF HERBAL TEAS?

AND CAN THEY HELP FEND OFF WINTER FLUS AND COLDS AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?

Yes, they can and here they are!

IMMUNE BOOSTING TEAS

These teas contain tonic herbs known as Adaptogens that help strengthen or enhance the immune system, nervous system and/or glandular system, while they help the body cope with stress.

LOOK FOR....

Siberian Ginseng, Panax Ginseng, Astragalus, Schisandra, Echinacea, Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushrooms and Licorice.

DIGESTIVE AID TEAS

Many teas have digestion stimulating properties. They can help relieve gas and heartburn, relax spasms and cramps and dispel nausea or queasiness.

LOOK FOR....

Ginger Root, Anise Seeds, Thyme, Chamomile, Hyssop, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Fennel, Coriander, Chicory, Catnip and Cardamom.

CALMING AND SEDATIVE TEAS

After a tough day filled with stress, and sometimes caffeine, you may have a tough time settling down to fall asleep. These Sedative Teas, even though mild in action, will help you relax and snooze off to dreamland.

LOOK FOR....

Chamomile, Hops, Linden flowers, Lavender, Passionflower (my fave), Skullcap, Valerian, Tilia Buds and White Sapote.

STRESS RELIEF TEAS

These teas differ from sedative teas because they are designed to help you cope with stress, but not become sleepy.

Two herbs stand out in this arena but have completely different actions.

They are:

Siberian Ginseng, which mainly helps the body cope with any shaky feelings going on inside the body.

Kava, which is a muscle relaxant with a long tradition of use in the South Pacific, can actually help relieve tensed-up muscles.

You can drink Siberian Ginseng frequently, but Kava should be saved for those times when you really need help winding down and letting go.

 LOOK FOR....

Siberian Ginseng or Kava Kava

STIMULATING SPICE TEAS

Spicy teas will warm you internally and stimulate your digestion, elimination and nasal congestion. They need longer brewing time and are best simmered for 10 to 15 minutes to bring out their spicy flavor.

LOOK FOR....

Cinnamon, Cardamom, Chai Spice, Ginger Root

COLD-FIGHTING VITAMIN C FRUIT TEAS

These teas can contribute significant amounts of Vitamin C to your diet and are delicious iced. Because they have a strong citrus accent, they are refreshing and thirst quenching and can keep you hydrated, just as well as water.

LOOK FOR....

Orange, Lemon or Elderberry

ANTIOXIDANT-RICH ROOIBOS TEAS

This caffeine free tea is unique in the herbal tea world. Rooibos (which means "red bush' and is pronounced "roy-boss.") is grown only in the tip of South Africa in Cape Town.

It is the only herbal tea that is fermented like black tea, producing a deep red color and body similar to black tea, but without black tea's astringency.

Rooibos is rich in Vitamin C, Minerals, Quercetin and numerous other flavonoids that contribute to its antioxidant properties.

WHAT TO DO NOW

If I've TEAsed you enough with these mouthwatering teas, maybe you'll want to kick back a little on your caffeinated coffee and switch to the rich world of decaffeinated herbal teas.

     And while you're sipping your heavenly tea, take a peek at 18-DAYS TO MASTER THE 'FREEDOM' OF INTUITIVE EATING and start enjoying all your teas with all the foods you love and crave and still lose weight, because nothing feels as good as living in a body that feels just right to you!

With Love & Health

The Health Coach Is In

Dyan, NE CHHC 

I'd like to hear from you which mouth-watering teas are your favorite and which NEW ones you tried.

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