Byline: Dr. Tonia Winchester
I love tea. As a naturopathic doctor I often recommend my patients include certain herbal teas as part of their treatment plan. Teas contain amazing plant molecules (geek alert: called phytochemicals) that can support the body’s immune function, hormone balancing, and digestive processes. Also, non caffeinated teas can be included as part of your water intake for the day.
I think there is something really special about preparing a cup of tea for yourself. It’s nourishing to the soul, and nutritive to the body. That’s a double whammy of goodness.
Sometimes people can get bored of just drinking tea. Especially the same tea over and over again.
I’ve come up with inventive ways to get the nutrients of the tea, without having to “drink” the tea in the typical way. It’s like tea accessorizing. Fun eh?
5 Ways To Enjoy Herbal Teas
1. Instead of drinking it hot, drink it cold
- 5 Ways To Enjoy Herbal Teas
- This is another good one for the summer, but can be done at any time of year. Where do we typically put ice cubes? Well, in beverages of course. But also smoothies. Toss the tea cubes in there, and blend. Mint and ginger teas are great for this. Add them to stevia sweetened lemonade.
- Add tea to your smoothies as the liquid base