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Tea Time

Updated: Oct 28

Whether it be a refreshing summer beverage served over ice or a warming cool weather afternoon treat, tea is the perfect addition to any meal or at any time of the day! 🌿🍵

Tea is packed with antioxidants that slow and prevent free radicals from damaging our body’s cells and reduces inflammation. Antioxidants can help prevent cancer and heart disease, among many others! Tea is a great source of natural antioxidants that can be used for so much more than just drinking to reap the benefits. Tea is safe to drink when consumed in moderate amounts.

There are many varieties of tea including black (which is the most caffeinated), oolong, green, white, and herbal teas that contain little to no caffeine content.

•Once done steeping, tea can be frozen into an ice cube tray to later be blended into flavorful smoothies or used to chill beverages

•Tea can be used in cooking quinoa or any sort of grain by adding during simmering for a bold, savory flavor

•It can also be used as a marinade

•Homemade dressings can be enhanced with the addition of tea

•Matcha, a concentrated green tea powder, is a trendy and flavor boosting addition to fruit, yogurts, chia pudding, smoothies, baked goods and frozen desserts, or lattes

•Add in additional flavorings such as citrus, honey or alternative sweeteners, other herbs such as mint

⭐️Herbs can contain active substances that trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medicines. Use caution when prescribed blood thinning medications and drinking green tea. Discuss with your doctor or dietitian if wanting to drink black or green tea or consume tea extracts while undergoing chemotherapy. Be aware of the caffeine content in teas if wanting to drink them while pregnant or breastfeeding.

-SFL Nutrition

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