Sunday, 21 February 2016

Antibacterial winter Tea



Since i became more interested in real food, i discovered Ginger!





Ginger is perfect for use in winter, as it keeps you healthy. It has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.

Ginger also reduces muscle pain and is perfect for people who exercise. Or for people who have problems with their muscles. Of course, to have some effect, you need to take some ginger every day.
Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger and so on......
I use a teapot by BODUM, which i bought from a great store and it can hold just 1 liter of water >> Vt Wonen


DAILY TEA OF LADY DAMONA

1 liter of bottled water
2,5 chunk of Ginger (peeled) 
Some sliced Lemon (peeled)
1 tsp of Manuka Honey 
1 tsp dried Sage.

NOTE : Do not boil your water, but turn off the heat just before it. I add the water and let soak for 15 minutes. Then i remove the middle part of the pot and put the ginger back in. I make sure my tea stays warm with this Tealight holder








Manuka Honey Nutrition Facts

What makes Manuka honey different is its amazing nutritional profile. Regular raw honey is already known for its tremendous nutritional and immune boosting abilities. Generally speaking, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of: 

    raw honey, honeycomb
  • Amino acids
  • B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid)
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Yet with Manuka honey, the nutritional content is up to 4 times that of normal flower honeys. This is what is called the Unique Manuka Factor.
  • Manuka honey has an antibacterial component that sets it apart from other honeys. This activity is stable and doesn't lose its potency when exposed to dilution, heat or light.
  • Manuka honey has been found to be effective against a range of bacteria including Helicobacter pylori (which causes most stomach ulcers); Escherichia coli (the most common cause of infected wounds) and Streptococcus pyogenes (which causes sore throats).
  • Manuka honey is antimicrobial and antiviral. It is also an antioxidant that can help to increase vitality and immunity.
  • Trials have indicated that manuka honey can heal wounds and skin ulcers that haven't responded to standard treatments.



16 Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

  1. Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  2.  Lemons contain pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial 
  3.  It balances to maintain the pH levels in the body 
  4. Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins 
  5. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile 
  6.  It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium 
  7.  It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases 
  8.  It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid 
  9.  It helps cure the common cold 
  10. The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells 
  11.  It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute 
  12. It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heartburn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  13. It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne 
  14. It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems 
  15. Aids in the production of digestive juices 
  16.  Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session


Sage Benefits







What Are the Health Benefits of Sage Tea?
2 glasses of sage tea. Photo Credit oyaboya/iStock/Getty Images

Overview

Sage, or salvia officinalis, as it is scientifically called is a plant native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Sage has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The leaves of this small ever green, perennial plant are used as a popular culinary herb. Sage oil is extracted by distillation from its dried leaves and sage leaves make a soothing cup of tea which provides many health benefits.

Properties of Sage

Sage has many medicinal properties. It is a stimulant, a diuretic and an expectorant, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and also serves as an appetite enhancer. Because of these characteristics of sage, sage tea provides many health benefits.

Antioxidant Effects

Antioxidants act as scavengers to clean up the free radicals of metabolism and other environmental toxins like smoke and pesticides in the body. Antioxidants work to prevent free radicals from attacking the cell tissues, prevent the signs of early aging and the risk of conditions like cancer and heart disease. Sage tea is a potent source of antioxidants, according to a study published in "Frontiers in Pharmacology" in 2011. These antioxidants help to stave off these damaging effects of free radicals.


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