Can Tea Be Any Healthier? Yes it Can!
By Donna Stark
You don't need to be sick to enjoy a cup of hot tea, but it certainly doesn't hurt if you are! After all, tea is one of those healthy beverages that is requested the most by people who are feeling under the weather. But no matter how healthy it is on its own, there are still some things that you can add which will make it even healthier than ever before! So go ahead and put the teapot on the stove. And while your water is heating up, take a look at the following suggestions on what to add to your tea.
Ginger and tea go together like peanut butter and jelly. Ginger is often used to reduce nausea and calm an upset stomach, but over time, it can also improve cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation. Just toss a few fresh slices into the cup and steep it with your tea.
Get your sweetness by adding a bit of honey to your tea! Honey is a great alternative to refined sugar, but that's not all it's good for. It is also loaded with so many different health benefits, you'll want to keep a container of it in your pantry at all times. When you are sick, tea can reduce coughs and sore throat pain, which can help you get the rest you need when you are sick!
There is nothing better than having a chance to boost your immune system when you are sick, and you can do so very easily by grabbing a bag of lemons the next time you are at the store! Lemons will provide an extra dose of Vitamin C and they can help flush toxins from your body. So cut some slices and add them to your tea!
If you are looking for some antimicrobial and antiviral properties to add to your tea, toss in some fresh mint leaves. Or if you don't have any fresh mint in your home, you can substitute mint tea instead. Just remember to breathe the scent in too! Mint can help open up your sinuses!
The Perfect Cup of Tea
Whether you are sick or not, sitting down to relax with a cup of tea in your hand will always be one of life's little pleasures. And now that you have some new ideas on how to make your tea even healthier, it couldn't be any better for those days when you just aren't feeling yourself!
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