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The time of chattering teeth is upon us. Soon we won’t be able to feel our toes or know what it’s like to have fingers with sensitive nerve endings.
No, no, in all seriousness I love winter. I love the feel of Christmas with its crisp air and holiday cheer and all that. But sometimes when it’s -30 outside, I wonder how we don’t all freeze into icicles.
I was trying to figure out what kind of a post I wanted to do, and whilst I would have loved to give you a post that included ideas on what you could buy your loved ones this year, I decided against it, considering that tomorrow is December already, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably already bought all the gifts you can handle. But maybe next year. 😉
I finally decided on doing a post on teas with benefits. Because whether you live in a tropical climate or in the Ice Age, tea is great to have around. You can drink it hot, you can drink it cold. It’s the second best thing to have around because apparently, studies show that tea is the most consumed beverage behind water.
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I did my research. I googled, read, googled, and read some more. Honestly I could spend all my days just reading and gathering information (it’s that addicting for me). Anyway, below you will find the teas with benefits, and where you can buy them.
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So, sit back, enjoy, and get excited because it’s almost CHRISTMAS!!!
1. Raspberry Leaf Teas
The tea that’s become quite the popular drink lately (in my experience). It’s been used for centuries to treat canker sores, cold sores, leg cramps, diarrhea. It increases fertility in women, helps relieve morning sickness in pregnant women, boosts the immune system, protects your heart, decreases inflammation, supports a faster metabolism, and regulates hormones. All in one fabulous cup of steaming wonder!
You can find raspberry tea here.
2. Cinnamon Teas
Let me start this one by explaining how cinnamon tea is made. You take a cinnamon stick, put it into your cup, add boiling water, and let the concoction steep for 8-10 minutes, then remove the cinnamon stick, add any optional sweetener, and drink up. Adding cinnamon powder instead of the stick also works.
Now let’s take a look at benefits. It improves digestion, stimulates brain functions, prevents irregular menstruation, reduces cholesterol levels, and fights the common cold. This tea is also a rich source of magnesium, iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamins C and B1, so this is definitely a great tea with benefits. Just don’t consume an exaggerated amount as it can be toxic in large quantities.
You can find cinnamon sticks here.
3. Mint Teas
First of all, mint tea smells AMAZING. Second, it tastes amazing! Now third, and probably most importantly, it’s often referred to as “the stomach healer”. It’s known to soothe stomach pains, cramps, heartburn, gas, indigestion, diarrhea, and it promotes healthy digestion so, yay!
You can find mint tea here.
4. Chamomile Teas
Chamomile is know to fight anxiety and depression. It’s a natural allergy fighter. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile is a natural PMS remedy as well as an insomnia cure, so drink it till you, well, need the loo.
You can find chamomile tea here.
5. Green Teas
They say that drinking green tea regularly can reduce your risk of cancer, but further studies need to be performed to conform this. It’s loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, however, that have powerful effects on the body. This includes better brain function and fat loss. It contains catechins that are said to help prevent cell damage, and it’s one of the least fermented teas on the market, so its powers are pretty intense!
You can find green tea here.
And there you have it. Teas with benefits in all their glory! If this doesn’t get you excited about holding an enormously oversized mug filled to the brim with tea that smells like paradise (and getting up every 5 minutes for a pee break of course), I don’t know what will.
Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying the season of winter with all its holiday traditions and what not. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay healthy. The teas listed above could aid in that health!
And, if you feel inclined to drop a comment down below, please do so. Maybe you have another type of tea, a favorite brand, favorite mixture, that you’re just dying to share with someone. 😉