Healthy tea for a cold winter afternoon.

After a nice nature walk in the frosty air, can you imagine a better treat than a big cup of healthy tea to warm you and the family up?
image

Sitting by the fireplace, listening to kids, grandparents stories or simply staying on the sofa wrapped into your cosy blanket, reading and sipping delicious tea.
Easy but priceless.
It also has a lot of health benefits. Especially this time of the year when our immune system might need a boost. It is highly recommended for any member of the family regardless to age.

<

Ingredients:

1 orange well known for being a rich source of vitamin C, antioxidant. It helps to reduce inflammatory conditions such as rheumatic arthritis or asthma.

1 lemon is a great supply of a lot of different vitamins such as C, A, B6, E and it has other nourishing elements like calcium, magnesium or folate. It helps to maintain the immune system. It balances the pH level in the body and prevents the formation of wrinkles. Also helps with digestion.

2 cinnamon sticks reduce risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar level (antidiabetic), fights bacterial and fungal infection.

A couple of cloves used for a lot of different things such as upset stomach, cough, nausea or toothache.

Mint leaves has one of the highest antioxidants capacities of any food. Effective in relieving seasonal allergy and also anti-inflammatory.

2 liters of hot water.

Slice and deseed half of the orange and lemon, squeeze the other half into a cup.
Chuck the cinnamon, cloves, mint, sliced orange and lemon into a big jug whilst you boil the kettle of water.
When water boiled simply pour it into the jug and leave it for at least for 5 minutes before you add orange and lemon juice too. Now it’s ready to drink! Enjoy.

If you’re interested in the health benefits of the ingredients you’ll find more information about it on the following sites:
Orange: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=37#healthbenefits
Lemon:
http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/cheers-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water
Cinnamon:
http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon/
Cloves: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-cloves/
Mint: http://abouthealthydrinks.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/5-main-health-benefits-of-mint-leaves.html?m=1

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.
Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Latest posts by Edi Baker - SunCakeMom (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *