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Between the tea plant's white, green, black, and oolong offerings and the countless herbal teas offered, we've got many options for drinking in those all-important antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients. But which teas are known for carrying these good-for-you benefits? Take this quiz to see if you know the health benefits of these teas!
Many people put spoonfuls of sugar into their morning cups of tea and coffee each day, without even knowing the health risks. There are lots of tips and tricks for decreasing your sugar intake, but one simple solution I've come across is swapping out your normal tea for a naturally sweet herbal tea. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without opening up the sugar bowl.
Here are a few of my faves:
- Numi Organic Rooibos Tea
- Tazo Organic Spiced Black Tea
- Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea
- Cardamon Cinnamon Tea
- Good Earth's Sweet & Spicy Red Tea
- Celestial Seasoning Raspberry Zinger
All these teas are created from herbs with sweet properties on their own — no sucrose or glucose is needed to sweeten them up. And without having to add heaping spoonfuls of sugar to each one, you'll also be enjoying a calorie-free tea as well.
What is your fave naturally sweet herbal tea?
After a long day at work, I love to come home and and unwind with a nice hot cup of tea. In the morning and during the day, I choose uplifting green teas for the caffeine, but when the sun is going down, I sip relaxing flavors to help me relax. I make sure to choose herbal teas since they are naturally caffeine-free.
Here are some of my favorites...
Snacking after dinner often leads to overeating. It just happens that the mindless munchies take over and you end the day by consuming more calories than you burned during the day.
If you are dieting you definitely want to avoid that, since your goal is to be in a caloric deficit.
To break the late night snacking habit, I propose that you close your kitchen at 8:00 pm, or whenever you finish your dinner. Yep, just think the kitchen is closed. Don't open the pantry or the cabinet with the crackers, cookies, chips, chocolate - is it just me or do all tempting treats begin with the letter "C"? Keep the refrigerator closed.
The only exception to the Kitchen Closed rule would be to make a nice cup of herbal tea. Chamomile tea can satisfy your sweet tooth and help you wind down at the end of the day. As I write this I am enjoying a cup of decaf Earl Grey with a splash of non-fat milk.
There are times in our lives when we are looking to cut back on the calories. Call it dieting, call it eating healthy, call it making a lifestyle change. No matter what you call it here are some easy tips to help you keep your caloric intake in check.
- Never, ever Super Size an order. Just don't. Condiment wise - stick to mustard since it is so low in calories. Avoid the honey mustard varieties since they have added sugar.
- Eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juice, but if you must drink juice water it down. Why not make a spritzer with your favorite juice and some sparkling water?
- Don't stand by the buffet table at BBQs or parties. I know this one seems obvious, but it is always good to reiterate the importance of location.
- Close your kitchen at 7:30 PM. Finish dinner, clean up, and stop the late night snacking. If your sweet tooth is calling or your mouth is bored, brew yourself a cup of naturally sweet herbal tea like Chamomile or Rooibos.
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Tea, ya know I love a good "cuppa." I am wondering if you do too? Earlier I told you about the free samples from Yogi tea, but I know there are so many teas out there that I have yet to try. So let's go Fit Finding for some tea. Any kinds of tea, be it green, black, white, red, herbal - I am interested in all kinds.
Be sure to "tag: your finds with the phrase "tea to try."
If the term "Fit Find" is new to you, please read and watch geeksugar's excellent explanation of our bookmarking system.
After dealing with my baby’s sleep issues (or should I say, her apparent aversion to a good night's sleep), I developed a few of my own. Mostly, I’ve become a light sleeper. My husband’s snoring often pulls me from my luscious slumber. Then I can’t fall back to sleep and my mind starts playing the “What if?” game. It's a vicious cycle.
Lately, my after dinner drink has been a giant mug of Celestial Seasonings SleepyTime Extra Wellness Tea – fortified with Valerian root. The herb Valerian has a similar affect on the brain as Valium - but you don't need a prescription for it and it is not addictive. A number of studies have proven its calming affect on the central nervous system.
It really seems to be helping me. It's not that I don't wake up, but lately I have a much easier time falling back to sleep.
So drink up (the tea, that is).