I'm at Starbucks in Dublin drinking a green tea and waiting for my bus. Since I love tea and surely many of you do too, I thought I could elaborate this topic a bit more :)!
England my current home lives off tea, but it's the sort of tea that isn't exactly super amazing for you. Black tea with milk and sugar. Black tea has a lot of caffeine which can disrupt your nervous system and it interferes with the absorption of food. Then milk.. no need to say much about this, you know my opinion and the same goes for the sugar, it's a no-no if you want to be healthy.
My favourite teas are green tea, fresh mint tea, fennel tea, ginger and lemon tea, nettle tea and cinnamon tea. I also enjoy a match or chai latte from time to time, but always without added sugar and tea bags only. Meaning, the syrup based chai tea most coffee places do are no good for my Nutritionist body.
Green teas do have caffeine in it too and as long as you don't overdo it, it can be a good boost if you need it. It comes with a high amount of antioxidants which help your body to fight free radicals and prevent it from all sorts of diseases.
I love mint, fennel and ginger teas for their great ability to help with digestion. They are very calming and soothing for your gut and are always my go to when I feel I've eaten too much because it was too delicious or if a certain food didn't make me feel good.
Nettle tea is admittedly not the tastiest of all teas and takes a bit getting used to. But it's worth it! Also, if you don't like the taste mix it with any other tea that you like. I like to have mine with mint or green tea. Nettle is iron-building so it helps your body absorb and utilise the iron in foods you eat. It also boosts your immune system and clears up your skin.
Cinnamon tea II.. check my blog post about this delicious and naturally sweet treat!
Right! Time to go :)! Get cozy with a steaming mug of delicious tea and watch a movie - it's sunday night ;).
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