Cook Together #28 // Tea: Healthy Holidays

 

Holiday celebration tea recipe – 28

The Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food, which often includes a variety of traditional items. Good digestion is key to enjoy family dinners and express your gratitude. Rosemary, cinnamon and ginger are very good in generating warmth to the body and also great for the digestive system

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Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups water

½ tsp dried rosemary or fresh

½ inch crushed fresh ginger root

½ tsp of cinnamon chips

Instructions

1. Boil 2 cups of water in saucepan or electric kettle for 1-2 minutes.

2.Add cinnamon chips, rosemary.

3.Boil it for 2-3 minutes.

4.Turn off the heat.

5.Use a fine strainer to strain the tea.

6.Ready to serve now.

Benefits of tea herbs:

Cinnamon:

Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, cinnamon can lower blood sugar by several other mechanisms. Cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters our bloodstream after a meal. It does this by interfering with numerous digestive enzymes, which slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in your digestive tract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21538147

Ginger:

Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. It is a very common ingredient in recipes. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18403946

Rosemary:

The herb has a warm, bitter, and astringent taste but, yet it gives a wonderful flavor and aroma to soups, sauces, stews, roasts, and stuffing. Rosemary has a very high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese. Rosemary increases bile flow and keeps the gallbladder functioning at its optimal best. This, in turn, helps maintain gut health and fight gut diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and colitis.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266370.php

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