Every Tea has its own health benefits!
KINDS OF LOOSE LEAF TEAS
White Tea – least processed, purest; very little caffeine. Contains antioxidants that are wonderful for skin and complexion.
Green Tea – has only 5-10% of caffeine compared to coffee, has healthy antioxidants, good for skin & teeth, helps maintain cholesterol and healthy blood sugar levels
Oolong Tea – 15% of the caffeine in 1 cup of coffee, good for weight loss
Black Tea – 20% the caffeine in a cup of coffee, helps maintain cholesterol levels, helps with cardiovascular function and good for circulation
Herbal Tea – rich in Vitamin C, typically caffeine-free, YUMMY iced or hot, and broken down into 3 categories:
Rooibos Tea : (Red Tea) lots of vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, caffeine free, promotes digestion and supports immune system, skin, teeth & bones
Mate Tea : gives the same energy as coffee, but without the jitters, can curb appetite, and contains 21 vitamins & minerals
Herbal Infusions : pure herbs, flowers, & fruits
Blooming Tea – flowering teas – actually “bloom” as they steep
Tea Blends – mixing different teas is a great way to get a variety of flavors and add a variety of health benefits to your body!
An example is Teavana’s Detox Tea Blend. This contains a white tea, green tea, oolong and peppermint herbal tea!
- full of antioxidants
- has lower amounts of inflammatory omega-6
- less likely to be contaminated with PCBs
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: the most anti-inflammatory substance that exists; A class of fatty acids found in fish oils, especially from salmon and other cold-water fish; has many health benefits including:
- lower blood pressure
- lower triglyceride levels
- brain & heart health
- radiant & youthful skin
- encourages a better mood
PCBs: Short for polychlorinated biphenyl. Compounds used as lubricants, heat-transfer fluids, and plasticizers. The manufacture and use of PCBs has been restricted since the 1970s because they are very harmful to the environment, being especially deadly to fish and invertebrates,and stay in the food chain for many years.
Salmon with Lemon and Dill allrecipes.com
- 1 pound salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
- Place salmon in the baking dish. Mix the butter and lemon juice in a small bowl, and drizzle over the salmon. Season with dill, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.
- Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until salmon is easily flaked with a fork.