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5. Antioxidant Series

Antioxidant Benefits of Yerba Mate, Moringa, & Tulsi (Antiox Part 6)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil

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The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil

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Best Matcha Tea Substitutes for ... Relaxation, Weight Loss & Cooking (Part 2)

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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How Are Antioxidants Measured? ORAC Scores and How Much You Need Per Day

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

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ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

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3 Easy Tea Mocktail Recipes for Summer by a Mixologist

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

These simple tea mocktail (and cocktail) recipes will get you ready for summer! Learn how to make flavored tea syrup the easy way and use it to make a Green Tea Tropical Mint Cooler, an Iced Coconut and Mango Ginger Chai yerba mate blend, and a Rooibos Rose Kiss.

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3 Easy Tea Mocktail Recipes for Summer by a Mixologist

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

These simple tea mocktail (and cocktail) recipes will get you ready for summer! Learn how to make flavored tea syrup the easy way and use it to make a Green Tea Tropical Mint Cooler, an Iced Coconut and Mango Ginger Chai yerba mate blend, and a Rooibos Rose Kiss.

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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

Read more