In recent years, a very ancient drink has caught the eye of the masses. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard of kombucha, and it’s purported miraculous health benefits. But is it actually all it’s cracked up to be, or is it merely a yummy (potentially alcoholic) drink? Read on as we delve into the truth behind this fizzy beverage.
The easy-to-care-for nature of mint plants and their myriad of health benefits is well-known by now. However, there is another type of lesser-known mint that can bring your teas, desserts, and baking to the next level. Chocolate mint is loaded with many of the same benefits as more traditional varieties, but with a chocolatey taste that is sure to please. Plus, no green thumb is required to grow this hardy plant.
No one would argue that water is an essential part of daily life. Our bodies desperately need hydration to function properly and keep us alive. However, there is more debate regarding the desired temperature of water in regards to health. There are two schools of thought. Warm water drinkers vs. cold water drinkers. Perhaps you’ve never thought about which temperature your water should be and are happy with your H2O at room temperature. While neither option is strictly better for you, there may be different situations in which a particular temperature would be more beneficial. The more important issue here is that you actually drink enough water on a daily basis, not necessarily what temperature it is.
I love a cup of coffee as much as the next person, but sometimes drinking it black is a bit intense. This is a problem if you’re trying to stick to a dietary regimen such as vegan, paleo, auto-immune protocol, or any other type of dairy-free diet.
Before you grab your weed-killing tool of choice and get to work eradicating the dandelions from your garden, you may want to continue reading. Dandelion is actually an incredibly healthy edible plant with several surprising benefits. Here are our favorite and how you can enjoy this yellow weed today.
There is nothing fun about the flu. It interrupts your daily life and leaves you feeling sore, achy, feverish, and fatigued for a few days. If you’re extra lucky, you’ll even get to experience sore throat, coughing, and chills along with your other symptoms. For most people, the flu is a minor inconvenience that simply means a sick day curled up on the couch with a bowl of soup and a cup of tea. Yes, you’ll likely be miserable, but there’s nothing life-threatening to be worried about. For others, contracting the flu could be deadly. It is essential to know if you are in the high-risk flu group so that you can take proper precautions. Here’s how to tell.
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.
The human body is designed to operate in harmony, with each part — and each hormone — playing its role and contributing to overall wellness. But when your hormones are out of balance, it can mean anything from minor annoyances to chronic inflammation and disease. [Read more…]