Our digestive system is essentially what keeps our bodies fueled and running smoothly. The digestive system is the main track that food and drinks follow from the mouth, down the gastrointestinal track (GI), and are then released in the form of waste. The digestive system allows for the nourishment of our bodies through maintaining the ease in which passage is allowed. Our bodies need nutrients from food and water to stay healthy and to work correctly. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water are all nutrients. The digestive system breaks down nutrients into smaller parts that your body can absorb and use for energy, growth, and cell repair.1 In many cultures and places different kinds of teas and spices are used to ease and stimulate the digestion process. Teas and spices have both been known to aid in stomach discomfort, gas, bloating and in acid reflux.
The Spice and Tea Exchange has many wonderful options for wellness. From digestive help to sleep aids, anti-inflammation and metabolism boosters there are options for everyone. Focusing on digestion some of the teas that are recommended would be Ginger Turmeric, Marrakesh Mint, Craving Crusher and Mint Basil. A few examples of some digestiveaiding spices are lavender, rosemary, rose petals, hibiscus, fennel, dandelion root and catnip. A few more well-known options are chamomile, licorice root, lemongrass and peppermint. All of these spice options can be steeped in the form of a tea as well.
Spring is time to get outdoors and exercise. It’s time to enjoy the warm weather and to enjoy a lovely tea combination that suits your mood or needs. There are thoughtful combinations of herbs and spices that can help calm many conditions and ailments leaving the body feeling rejuvenated. These creative and delicious tea combinations are sure to leave your body (with your digestive system in particular) feeling soothed, relaxed and very well taken care of.
Roy G. Biv is a green tea blend containing chamomile and lemongrass (both known for calming effects). Hibiscus is added, which is high in antioxidants to fight colds, butterfly pea flowers another type of antioxidant, and a splash of citrus.
Lilac Lavender is a bold black tea that originates in South India. It contains lavender buds, which are known to have both calming and digestive properties. Coupled with the smell of lavender its heavenly.
Please stop in and visit. Find a bud and sip life’s sweet moments together. Take time to relax with a cup of tea and enjoy the wonderful health benefits it can offer your body.
The Blue Raspberry Crush is a beautifully colorful herbal tea consisting of lemongrass, raspberry leaves, and butterfly pea flowers. Many women also appreciate raspberry leaves and they are known to support healthy menstruation and help with cramps.
The Blue Raspberry Crush
3638 Kiessel Road, The Villages, FL 32163
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