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5. Antioxidant Series

Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

Read more


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

Read more


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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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.

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Antioxidants in Rooibos, Honeybush & Chamomile: What Do They Actually Do? Part 5

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

Read more