Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Green tea and its wonderous health benefits

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Herbal Green Tea

Green tea originates from China[1] and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where they are grown.(Wiki)

All you need to make a cuppa Herbal Green Tea is green tea, some fresh herbs, some spices, and the ubiquitous water and freshness is a herbal drink away! With Indian herbs that are known to soothe. This is kind of a herbal remedy for almost everything - cold, cough, indigestion...a feel good drink or to detoxify yourself from last night's food/drink overdose. Season and holidays have their hangovers and you need relief - a quick fix one. Why not try this herbal way. No milk or sweetners and it helps weight loss. In China and other asian countries this is used as a flavour - just a pinch of it in an omelette or the flower flavoured ones can be used in desserts.

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Not only is it a good refresher - it has health benefits that are innumerable. diabetics, cholestrol even cancer patients find a difference in their health.

In a vessel, add 3-5 glasses water. Add ¼ inch piece ginger, 1-2 peppercorns, ¼ inch piece cinnamon, ¼ tsp cumin, caraway/ carom/caraway seed (ajwain ), a clove, basil leaves (tulsi), a few drops lemon juice.

Method: Boil water. Add the spices and herbs. Then add 1-3 basil leaves just before you pour it into your cup.

Plus, add  1/2 (very little in fact) a spoon of green tea. Now pour the boiling herbal concoction.. Put a lid on the cup or vessel immediately. Let it stand for 3 minutes. Strain into a cup. Add lemon juice for a tangy flavour.

Sip this brew hot or cold. This is excellent as a morning freshen-up for the body…and it is detoxifying, too!
It helps digestion, and has a lot of anti-oxidants and huge health benefits!

You could try boiling these herbs for 5-1- minutes and drink that early morning or night , infact anytime you wish.

For more info on detoxifying diets - before and after check this:http://slimfastdietblog.com/why-detox-dieting/recommended-meal-plan-after-detox-diet

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