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Assam Tea and its Benefits

Assam tea, commonly referred to as English breakfast or Irish breakfast tea, is a type of black tea – with a dark reddish-brown colour - and is consumed daily by many people all around the world. This tea is originally from the Assam region of northeast India, the world’s largest tea growing region. Thanks to it being loaded with antioxidants, Assam tea not only tastes good but also comes with a lot of health benefits. Also, this type of black tea, is a rich source of caffeine and can be a great and healthy alternative to coffee. The following are some of the health benefits of Assam tea: 1. Mental Alertness A cup of Assam black tea is considered to have high levels...

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Healing Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain

I always thought arthritis and joint pain come with as we age, but I was completely wrong. To my surprise I learned that people of any age could get arthritis, including children. In fact, I’m seeing a lot more of the younger generation suffer from all forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be a crippling degenerative joint disease, but it doesn't have to cripple you. There are healing alternatives to help you manage your arthritis and joint pain.  This past winter I fell and slipped on ice and injured my shoulder. I did nothing about my shoulder injury (not even see a doctor) in hopes that the pain and stiffness would go away with time. It didn’t. After well over 6...

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Tasty alternative to sugary drinks: Turmeric Apple Zinger!

If you've been searching for a healthier alternative to sugary pop, you've got to try this tasty Turmeric Apple Zinger! Great taste with a fraction of the sugar found in your favourite pop beverage. Lately, more and more people have been trying to limit the amount of sugar in their diets, given the many detrimental impacts a high sugar diet can have on your health. In fact, sugar has recently been deemed the "new fat", and recent exposure has shed light onto the fact that the sugar industry actually paid Scientists in the 1960's to downplay the clear link between sugar and heart disease, and instead shifted the blame onto fat as the leading culprit. This exposure has had notable repercussions and consumers are...

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Easy Orange, Carrot & Turmeric Smoothie!

This smoothie (made from carrot, orange, ginger, & turmeric) is so easy, delicious and refreshing, not to mention extremely nutritious! Easy way to get loads of vitamins and antioxidants in a pinch. Have it first thing in the morning as an energizing drink without the nasty side-effects of caffeine, or as a tasty afternoon snack.  Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, potassium & even calcium. Remember it's always best to reach for the whole fruit vs. its juiced form. This recipe is ideal as it calls for the entire orange which means you get all those vitamins plus some extra fibre! The beautiful deep orange colour of carrots comes from the antioxidant nutrient, beta-carotene. Carrots are also...

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How to Cold Brew: 4 Easy Steps!

Learn here how to easily cold brew loose leaf Turmeric Teas! The ideal way to enjoy our delicious blends throughout the warmer months. In particular I love our Dawn blend cold brewed (shown here). The cardamom of this chai blend is so flavourful after a long steep! Additionally I love the energizing effect of the Assam black tea leaves, great to sip on throughout the afternoon for a little "pick-me-up"! Despite what many people think, cold brew is super easy, the main requirement is patience! Step 1: Combine 5tsp of loose leaf tea with 1L of cold water. Step 2: Tightly close jar, shake, and leave in the fridge for 6+ hours. (Or leave overnight to enjoy the next day) 6...

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