“Tea Time”

Tips on Tea! Personally, I love tea, hot tea, cold tea, sweet tea, green teas, every imaginable kinda tea. Not too long ago I learned Tea is just full of benefits for our bodies. Did you know it contains small amounts of fluoride? Mature leaves contain as much as 10/20 x the level of young leaves therefore, helping to prevent tooth decay.

One of my favs for health: The antioxidants in Green Tea. This tea can trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories especially in the belly area. I don’t know about you but, I like this little helper tea. smile

It’s now found that tea and coffee actually DO hydrate the body but, must be drank alongside water. Studies show the best results are of course when kept in “moderation” – no more than 2 cups per day.

Studies in the Netherlands have shown more than a 50% decrease in severe atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in women who drank 1 to 2 cups of tea daily. A similar trend was found in men but, it was not as effective. I personally contend this has something to do with tea and our hormones. I can testify tea is a comfort and soothes not only my body but, my spirit when my hormones are clearly trying to mess up my day. A nice cup of hot herbal tea such as Dong Qua, juniper leaf or raspberry leaf aids in relieving cramps & tension headaches, as well as, calms the mind.

White tea from the buds & leaves of the Chinese’s “camellia siensis” plant, are shown to be effective in fighting infections cause by staph, pneumonia, and there it is again, tooth decay.This tea undergoes “very little” processing and is Not fermented, so it does not contain tannins found in black & green teas. Thanks to the polyphenois strength in this tea it is said to aid in the fight with Cancer & reduce the plaque that causes strokes.

Needing a laxative?  try a 4 week fast of 3 cups a day of Licorice tea. It is a mild antispasmodic laxative and helps protect the stomach lining. Drank in lower levels this tea also aid in prevention of heart disease, is a good expectorant for bronchial disorders, and has anti inflammatory properties.

These are just “Some” of the benefits of tea.  Boy, did God bless us when he created the many variations of teas for his children’s health. One of my favorite verses showing herbs are a blessing is: Proverbs 15:17 “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”   A verse letting us know herbs and Love are healers. So, take 5 with someone near and dear & have a cup of tea with a side order of Love!  It won’t be long till you too are testifying concerning the benefits of tea. Not to mention, the wonder working power of sharing a cup of tea & Love with your neighbor. 

Live, Laugh, and Love! 

In these you will Be Blessed and be a Blessing in all you do.

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