Reasons to love hibiscus
1. IT REDUCES RISK OF SICKNESS AND DISEASE
This deliciously tart flower is rich in powerful antioxidants: antioxidants help to combat oxidative stress by interacting with free radicals in a way that makes them stable (hence preventing tissue and cell damage). Oxidative stress is associated with many ailments and diseases including diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cancer. Free radicals aren't entirely avoidable, but risk of harm can be reduced by the intake of antioxidants. Polyphenols are a well-known antioxidant class that combats free radical damage. Hibiscus is rich in the polyphenol anthocyanins, which has shown to have powerful anti-cancer effects. Also, several test tube studies suggest hibiscus extract inhibits cancer cell growth in various types of cancer. Hibiscus is also high in vitamin C and research suggests it can fight bacteria.
Get your Zzzzzzz's
valerian root, honeybush tea, chamomile flowers, spearmint leaves, passion flower inclusion, lemon balm, lavender flowers, dried cherries, and blue corn flowers
WATCH THE BREAK DOWN
WHY SLEEP MATTERS
Sleep is SO important for our overall well being. In the book Why We Sleep the author, Matthew Walker, explains that sleep helps us to consolidate memories, learn, and prepare our brain to function optimally for a day full of complex decisions, social interactions, and emotions.
In essence, sleep nourishes the mind!
Further, he explains:
Adequate sleep can help us maintain a slim figure, curb empty cravings, and, of course, increase energy during the day. Consistent, restful sleep can also decrease risk of disease including cancer, heart disease, and neurological degenerative diseases. Sleep also improves mood, encourages creativity, and helps us focus and learn more efficiently throughout the day.
So, if you can, soak it up! You deserve to feel healthy, happy, and function your very best each day!
HERE ARE A FEW EASY TIPS TO HELP YOU ALONG IN YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY THIS NEW YEAR:
1. It's not about cutting anything out: it's about what you add! Our herbalist and master blender is a fitness nut! One of her tips to achieving healthy nutrition is to eat all the veggies on your plate first. Committing to the good stuff may help to shift your attention and cravings away from less nutritional options. This can be metaphorically translated to how we treat our refrigerator as well: buy more veggies + eat more veggies = eat less junk
Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings for many. It's the beginning of a new year, and this year it is the beginning of a new decade as well! We have a lot of great things planned for our little family tea company in 2020, and hope that you'll be excited to participate with us in all of our new adventures, and that you take our teas and other products on some of yours! Read below and learn about our tea, spice, and essential oil of the month!
THIS TEA IS GREAT FOR DETOXING THE BODY AND PROMOTING OVERALL WELLNESS! HOW? LET'S LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS:
A TEA WE PLAN TO DRINK ALL YEAR: PU ERH
IT IS EARTHY, HAS DEPTH, AND IT IS BEAUTIFULLY AGED: WE ASPIRE TO BE MORE LIKE PU ERH AND RESEARCH SHOWS IT MIGHT BE THE BEST THING TO HELP US.
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Hello! My name is Maggie! I am a Marine Scientist that was moved to the New Mexican desert with my family by the Air Force! That move was never in my plan, even in my wildest dreams, and I felt lost in the desert for awhile! Meeting the founding owners of Old Barrel Tea Company and falling in love with the store allowed me to find an oasis in the desert! I had no idea what loose leaf tea was, but now I believe in this company and the product! I hope that I can extend some of the love and knowledge with all of our followers and readers!
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