Fancy a cuppa?

Herbal teas are so much more than just a soothing, comforting, pick-me-up. They can also provide the body with a number of natural benefits which may help to improve your mood, sense of wellbeing, and energy levels. Herbal teas have also been used for thousands of years to aid digestion, bloating, relaxation, weight loss, and much more.

There is a vast amount of herbal teas available and the number is increasing. So it is no wonder that it can be quite difficult to pick the correct tea for you. But fear not, Evergreen Healthfoods is here to help. The team at Evergreen have highlighted their most popular herbal teas and detailed the potential health benefits of each.

Green tea is full of powerful antioxidants that can help to fight against the formation of free radicals, which are known to attack and damage cells throughout the body. Another interesting benefit of green tea is that it can help to improve dental health. Green tea contains catechins that have the potential to kill bacteria, which in turn reduces the risk of infection. Research also suggests that green tea can help to increase the metabolic rate, thus increasing the fat burning rate within body. Drinking green teas may also help to support and boost energy levels.

Rooibos tea has an earthy taste and aroma, with a hint of sweetness. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, essential minerals, and antioxidants that help to support optimal health and wellbeing. It can also help with common skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Some research has also indicated that the compounds contained in this tea may also help to slow the aging process. Yogi Rooibos African spice tea blends rooibos with a range of classic spices including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom to create an essence of joy and warmth.

Chamomile tea is best known for its calming and relaxing properties, but it can also help with digestion and cold and flu symptoms. This tea is an ideal treat to help you unwind after a long day. There are many varieties of chamomile tea, but one of the most popular choices is Pukka Three Chamomile. This tea is a wonderful blend of three distinct varieties of chamomile from Egypt, Croatia, and Hungary, gently harvested and crushed to produce this truly soothing tea. This is the perfect tea to help you relax and unwind after a hard day.

Turmeric tea makes an excellent addition to your diet. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, supports healthy skin and weight loss. Pukka has recently added Pukka Turmeric Gold to its ever expanding range. Turmeric is the key ingredient in this blend, which gives the tea its pleasant aroma, warmth, and health boosting properties. Each serving leaves you feeling invigorated and ready for whatever the day has in store.

Peppermint tea is renowned for helping to support the digestion process. When you are feeling over-full and bloated after a particularly heavy meal, try drinking peppermint tea to help your digestive system. Peppermint tea can also help nausea and abdominal gas and helps to refresh both your body and mind. Clipper Organic Peppermint Tea is a light, crisp tasting, drink that is highly refreshing. It is delicious served hot or cold and has a distinctive minty taste.

Ginger tea is another excellent way to support your digestive system. It has a delicious, full, uplifting flavour. Traditionally ginger teas have been used to help ease nausea, vomiting, or an upset stomach due to motion sickness. Often ginger tea is found with lemon as the flavours work wonderfully together and lemon also aids digestion. Lemon helps support your immune system and helps detoxify the body. Clipper produces a wonderful tea which contains both of these ingredients. The Clipper Lemon & Ginger Tea contains a naturally caffeine free blend of zesty citrus infusion with the warming zing of ginger.

Healthy savings

The quality of the herbs and any artificial additives will have a massive effect on the potency and purity of the blend. To ensure you are getting the most out of your herbal teas, look out for ones that contain real herbs and try to avoid those with artificial flavourings. At Evergreen Healthfoods you will find a massive range of only the finest herbal teas. Pukka tea is an excellent brand of herbal tea as it only contains the very best ingredients, with many of the teas being organically and ecologically grown. For a limited time only Pukka teas are 20 per cent off at all Evergreen Healthfoods stores and online at evergreen.ie Check out Evergreen's blog at www.evergreen.ie/blog for more information on herbal teas and much more.

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