What I Drink In The Morning To Start My Day Off Right! 😊

In the mornings, I’ve been drinking warm tea to get a good start to my day!

I’ve actually been brewing sage and thyme for my tea and adding the tea packets to that brew. I’ll normally add Yogi’s “Cold Season” or “Detox” tea for added benefits. Here are the awesome benefits of drinking sage and thyme tea!

Benefits of Sage Tea

Sage is used to help with stomach pain, bloating and heartburn. Sage is also said to improve memory, alertness, and attention in healthy adults.

Benefits of Thyme Tea

Thyme has antioxidant properties, soothes coughs and congestion, and relieves gas and bloating. Thyme is also rich in iron, vitamin K, manganese, and calcium!

If you are someone who has digestive problems or if you just need something to wake you up other than coffee, you should try sage and/or thyme tea!

*Make sure to always check with your physician before adding anything new to your diet.

Source: livestrong.com

Images: foodal.com; bbc.co.uk

More Reasons To Drink Tea In The Morning!

We Can Eat Cactus?!

Cactuses are filled with so many spikes that you would think that they are totally inedible right?! WRONG! You definitely can!

Nopales (cactus pads) are a form of vegetable that is made from the prickly pear cacti. 

They can be either green or purple and are about the size of your hand. Their consistency is a cross between green beans and green peppers. They are normally eaten with eggs or steak stir fry.

They are typically grown in Mexico and Central America.

Eating Cactus can help with:

Digestion, weight loss, cancer prevention, metabolic activity, inflammation, builds strong bones, improves sleep, and more!

 Here is a link on how to eat the cactus!

How To Eat Prickly Pear Cactus

Sources: Health Benefits of Cactus (Nopales)

Daily Prompt – Spike

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Is Your Life in “Mint” Condition?

Ever since I went to this diner for breakfast with my husband in the Bronx (forgot the name) and I decided to order peppermint tea, I’ve been drinking it on the regular ever since!

I’ve been loving the  Tazo Refresh Mint Tea! It has a nice smooth Peppermint taste that is not overpowering and very enjoyable! I usually add a spoonful of honey for a little sweetness!  It taste so good! Yum!

Anyhoo, here are 9 Benefits of Peppermint Tea!

1. Fever Reducer

Since menthol is the main component of Peppermint tea, you may sweat a little externally while being cooled down internally by the menthol. This is said to “break” the fever and reduce inflammation and discomfort.

2. Good for Digestion

PT (Peppermint tea) is considered a carminative, which means that it helps to move gas through the body as it accumulates. PT also stimulates bile flow to promote healthy bowel movements. 

3. and 4.  Nausea and Vomiting

PT is an antispasmodic so it reduces the chances of vomiting and nausea. It also reduces stomachaches and queasiness if you are experiencing motion sickness.

5. Respiratory Issues

Since PT is an antispasmodic, it also helps with that sensation that makes you want to cough. It relaxes the muscles of the throats and chest. 

6. Immune System

PT has antibacterial properties which helps reduce the chances of getting sick. 

7. Bad Breath

The antibacterial elements helps kill germs that lead to bad breath and the menthol will leave your breath smelling real nice! 

8. Weight Loss

The smell of peppermint can help eliminate your appetite and reduce overeating. 

9. Stress Levels

The menthol does a good job at relieving mental stress. The anti inflammatory element can lower blood pressure and body temperature which allows you to relax!

CAUTION: 

Despite the benefits of Peppermint Tea, there may be some side effects. Menthol could possibly cause heartburn or may be an allergen for some people. The reactions, if any, are said to be mild, but double check with your doctor about any allergies you may have before consuming. 

Happy Tea Sipping! =)



Source: Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Photo by: Just Brittany Moments