Teas

I started to drink tea in earnest about 1 year ago — for the first time in my life.  Went through dozens of different teas to find the 3 I’ve settled on for now — Traditional Medicines Organic Hibiscus — interesting berry like taste, Gaia Herbs Liver Cleanse Herbal Tea (Licorice root, Dandelion & Peppermint) — my favorite taste wise, and Whole Foods Organic Lemongrass Bergamot Green Tea — very nice refreshing taste but both the Bergamot ingredient and the green tea have spectacular health benefits.   I would recommend this Whole Foods green tea to anyone because of the Bergamot.  

I don’t like tea without adding the Stevia for the sweetness.  My teas have to be sweet for me to enjoy them.  Without the Stevia, I wouldn’t like any of these teas.  But the rub on Stevia is that there is one recent study that using Stevia, particularly in excess, may damage the gut bacteria in the large intestines, although there are earlier studies that say it is harmless.  So who do you believe?

I’ve found that drinking a cup of tea is a good way to deal with sudden hunger if you want to avoid eating, so it can help with intermittent fasting. particularly at the end of one’s feeding period when it is so easy to go overboard with food.  Drink tea instead and the hunger may well pass.

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