Tea isn’t just a drink to warm you up on those cold winter evenings; it is also an excellent beverage to enjoy as you relax by the pool with the sun kissing your skin. Of course, once the forecast spikes above a certain point in late spring, you’ll want to pass on the warm mug of tea and bring things down a few degrees with a chilled version complemented by these delicious additions. Simply brew your favorite tea like normal and place it in the fridge for a few hours to create a healthy, hydrating summer drink.
Tea is one of the most famous health drinks out there. It is naturally flavored and usually full of beneficial ingredients such as antioxidants that can increase your wellbeing and even help you lose weight. Plus, it is a great way to keep you hydrated if you are tired of just drinking plain old water. Unfortunately, the sometimes bitter taste of plain tea isn’t for everyone. If you’re like me and need a little boost to make tea more flavorful, try adding these any of these eight ingredients to your next cup.
As we hibernate in our warm homes waiting for the defrost of Spring, cold and flu bugs often take this opportunity to jump into action. Between decreased vitamin D levels, lack of activity, and chilly winter winds, circumstances are perfect for developing irritating stuffy noses and painful sore throats. Rather than reaching for that bottle of cough syrup at the first signs of a cold, try utilizing these herbal elixirs to take preventative action and heal your body naturally.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, millions of homes across the United States are preparing for a decadent feast. The scents of thyme, mint, and cinnamon filling kitchens as friends and families get set to gather around the dining room table in a show of gratitude. But rather than focusing on the turkey, or the cranberry sauce, we should instead praise the underrated stars of the holiday show…spices.
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Green tea has become one of my favorite go-to drinks in the morning and throughout the day. The boost of antioxidants and gentle caffeine level make it a healthful alternative to soda, juice or milk. Green tea can be an acquired taste though, so if it’s not your favorite beverage, consider adding one, or more, of the following ingredients to make it more palatable. [Read more…]