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How To Benefit From Oolong, White, Green, Black, And Red Teas
FIVE TEAS TO MAKE THIS ICE TEA
This Home Made Ice Tea Benefits Our Health And Tastes Great!!
There is an ice tea recipe that uses all these 5 teas (Oolong, White, Green, Black, and Red). These teas combined together make a very healthy drink. And it helps to get rid of the toxins in our bodies and the antioxidants that these teas have will aid us for better health. The main tea in this ice tea is OOLONG TEA that aids to weight loss. So if you want to get rid of that extra weight then try this ice tea.
Once your body eliminates the toxins in your system, which this is the first stage to a healthier body, then it is a lot easier to lose that extra weight and along with some exercises will help speed up the process. You will also find that each tea has a special antioxidant that is higher than the others that benefit certain parts of your health
There are vitamins, A, B, C, E and K, which all have antioxidant effects, such as slowing down the aging process, boosting the immune system, and speeding up metabolism.
Oolong tea has the highest antioxidant doses of polyphenols. Oolong tea is good for your body. This tea can help make you healthier while you lose fat! Drinking oolong tea on a regular basis is a great way to burn those extra calories and it also gives you that energy you need to carry on your day. This tea is a healing, relaxing and healthy way to lose weight and have the benefits of strong antioxidants in a refreshing drink.
Oolong tea detoxifies the body, acts as a diuretic,improves the digestive system by helping colon and bowel movement, reduces body fat, strengthens the heart, releases excess heat and cold from the body, prevents dehydration and heart problems, cleans the blood, liver and lungs, reduces blood alcohol levels, improves eyesight and strengthen gums and teeth, reduces cholesterol levels, promotes superior bone structure, and improves the skin.
WHITE TEA - the antioxidants in white tea are known as catechins. There is no tea with a stronger concentration of antioxidants than white tea. Catechins have been called super-antioxidants. They neutralize harmful fats and oils, which lowers the cholesterol. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. White tea increases the good while decreasing the bad. This helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blockage of blood flow. Catechins play a big part in our health. Helps lower blood pressure where studies show that white tea can thin the blood and improve artery function. It helps lower high blood pressure and maintains a healthy one by promoting strong and healthy blood vessels.
Flavonoids are another antioxidant in white tea that inhibits and prevents the growth of cancer cells of different types of cancer, such as colon, prostate, and stomach cancers. Also white tea is a natural killer of bacteria and viruses. It helps guard against the common cold and flu, and can ease the symptoms of HIV.
White tea also has small amounts of fluoride that kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath. White tea has a lot of other benefits like, improving digestion, protect against ulcers, strokes, diabetes and even promotes healthy skin.
GREEN TEA - Green tea is rich in health-promoting flavonoids. It also includes Catechins. The most abundant Catechin in green tea which plays a vital role is Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which is a potent antioxidant polyphenols of green tea. This antioxidant combats the effects of pollution, sunlight and smoking. It even helps the skin from wrinkling and aging.
Green tea is often recommended in the use of weight maintenance. It's been shown to increase fat oxidation rates, which can make moderate exercise more effective and may have even more pronounced effects with overweight users. Other benefits of green tea are reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing blood pressure, increasing bone density, improving cognitive function, reducing cavities and decreasing the likelihood and severity of kidney stones.
CEYLON BLACK TEA - Black tea contains a number of medicinal qualitiesand major health benefits. This tea contains a wealth of antioxidants. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. This tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Ceylon Black tea is a common accompaniment for any meal, but it is particularly well-matched to breakfast and afternoon teatime. Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center also recommend drinking green or black tea, such as Ceylon tea, after a meal high in fat. Other benefits this tea can reduce the chance of heart attack, prevent various cancers and strengthen bones and teeth.This tea also has some beauty uses too.It can be used to treat burns and scrapes, as well as to reduce puffiness around the eyes, soothe tired feet, temporarily darken and add shine to hair, and temporarily tan your skin. Use ½ cup of Ceylon tea for every quart of water, and prepare it as if you were going to drink it. Put the spent leaves aside and refrigerate the brew until chilled. Use the chilled brew as a bath, rinse or topical solution as desired.
RED TEA -is a Purifying tea. This tea contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine. This tea contains little tannin, a substance that affects the metabolism by decreasing absorption of certain nutrients like iron and protein. Growing children and especially women require added iron, so the decreased tannin can play an important role in improving the iron level of the diet.
Red tea is also an anti-aging tea. This Rooibos tea has an outstanding antioxidant called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). SOD seems to be very effective in the prevention of aging and improvement of beauty. This tea is the ideal drink for those people with busy life styles. This is a great thirst quencher as an ice tea or mixed with fruit juice. There is a lot more benefits and uses with red tea.
When you combine these 5 teas together it makes an awesome drink. If you notice each tea has antioxidants in them. Also each tea has a special antioxidant that are different from the others that makes these teas compliment each other and that is what makes this ice tea drink very powerful along with other ingredients that is added.
BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE JUICE - The antioxidants in pomegranate fruit can discourage the formation of atherosclerosis and reducing the formation of blood clots. Pomegranates contain iron, calcium, and vitamins C and K.
The antioxidants in blueberries can help lower cholesterol, reduce belly fat, lower high blood sugar, and help fight aging. Blueberries contain vitamins C and E.
When consumed together, pomegranates and blueberries offer even more health benefits than when consumed alone. Pomegranates and blueberries actively work in combination to fight cholesterol and obesity, and lower blood sugar. Combining these fruits together as a juice, is a great way to add essential vitamins and nutrients into the diet. Blueberry pomegranate juice is a healthy drink that aids in the reduction of cholesterol as well as in helping to control weight.
You can also make fresh juice instead of buying. Which ever you prefer they both work the same way.To make fresh blueberry pomegranate juice, remove the pomegranate seeds from the fruit. Soak in water to remove the white membrane. Then use a blender to break apart the seeds. Place the mixture in a strainer, and press with a spoon to separate the juice from the seeds. Then crush the blueberries, and strain before adding to the pomegranate juice.
FILTERED WATER - You can use bottled water, but I find that filtered water goes a longer way and costs less. You will notice once you start drinking this ice tea you will be making it everyday, which means you will be using a lot of water.
LEMON JUICE - Lemon is an inexpensive, easily available citrus fruit, popular for its culinary and medicinal uses. It is used to prepare a variety of food recipes and beverages like lemonade and lemon-flavored drinks. It is also used for garnishing. Lemon juice consists of about 5% citric acid that gives a tarty taste. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as proteins and carbohydrates.
Lemons benefits are good for the stomach, excellent for skin care, aids in dental care, fights throat infections, good for weight loss, controls high blood pressure, assists in respiratory problems, reduces fever, acts as a blood purifier, flushes toxins out of the body, is good for rheumatism and arthritis.
STEVIA - Stevia is a herb plant native to South America. It is the replacement for sugar because it is 100% natural, almost 300% sweeter, no calories, and does not cause an increase in blood sugar levels. The leaves of the stevia plant have 30-45 times the sweetness of sugar. The aqueous extract of the leaves, and the purified steviosides are used as sweeteners. Current research has evaluated its effects on obesity and hypertension. Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, and may even enhance glucose tolerance; which it maybe useful as a natural sweetener for diabetics and other carbohydrate-controlled diets.
Recipe For Ice Tea
In a ceramic 4 cup teapot put 2 oolong tea bags, 1 green, 1 white, 1 black, and 1 red. Then add steaming water (not boiling) right up to the top of the tea pot. Put lid on, then let steep overnight. Best to make this up just before bedtime.
First thing in the morning when you wake up make the ice tea in a 2 quart glass juice pitcher or any glass pitcher will do. Pour the steep tea in the pitcher, make sure you get every drop. Next put 3 packets of stevia and stir well, stevia takes a little longer to dissolve. Then add 2 1/4 cups of filtered water, stir again. Next add 1 1/4 cup of blueberry pomegranate juice, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, stir one more time. Put in fridge till cold. It is ready to drink. I don't put ice in the glass, instead I take a freezer mug if you want the drink to be really cold. Ice will dilute the tea so you will not get the full strength of this ice tea.
When you first start drinking this ice tea start with 1 glass, drinking it with your meal 3 times a day for 2 weeks. It will make you get rid of the toxins in your body first. if you find you have to go to the washroom, then that is a good thing. This tea mixture will make you go regular after the toxins are out of your system. After the 2 weeks you can drink more of this ice tea without eating, but always remember to take this ice tea with every meal. Or if you go out to eat, then when you get home drink the ice tea then. You will also find that if you overeat and feel stuffed, then this ice tea will let you know. I have lost 43 lbs with this ice tea. And I drink this everyday, with my meals and without. I even enjoy drinking this on a very hot day, just because it tastes so good. Also you will find that you don't get many cravings, and you will find that if you drink a lot of diet pop drinks, this ice tea will make you not want to drink them as much as you do now. I will still have the odd diet drink when I go out, but when I get home, out comes my ice tea, I find it quenches my thirst.