As well as detox juices, herbal tea are also great options for those who are looking for healthy ways to eat or are in the process of nutritional re-education. As its name suggests, a herbal tea is nothing more than the union of juice and tea, a mixture that results in a drink full of beneficial nutrients for the body.
Rémedio Caseiro invited nutritionist from Pernambuco, Karine Barreto, to explain a little about this type of drink and teach how to prepare the best herbal tea recipes.
According to the expert, “the combination of herbs and fruits brings a series of health benefits, such as strengthening the immune system”, she explained. The nutritionist also claims that the drink is a great source of vitamins and minerals, added to the medicinal benefits of herbs.
Thus, a herbal tea ends up becoming a good option for tea or juice lovers who are looking for a new combination of flavors.
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The benefits of herbal tea
In addition to benefiting various systems of the body, herbal tea are low-calorie options that can help with slimming diets and be a healthy and tasty drink option for those who like to innovate and discover new flavors.
However, they are more elaborate drinks that require a little more time to be made. This time will be very well rewarded, due to the nutrients that will be introduced into our body.
Herbal tea can also serve as low-calorie drink options and also benefit various body functions. Everyone knows that teas are drinks with great medicinal potential, which when combined with the nutrients in juices can create a true elixir of good health. Good examples of herbal tea are pineapple and lemon.
Herbal tea goodbye stress.
- 500 ml of chamomile infusion
- 1 apple in pieces
- 2 tablespoons of golden flaxseed
- Slices of lemon Sicilian
- ice to taste
The method is very simple: just beat all the ingredients in a blender, strain and enjoy! For those who don’t know what chamomile infusion is, it’s just a matter of boiling water with a few chamomile leaves.
Widely consumed in Brazil, this herbal tea is famous for its pleasant taste and the series of health benefits, such as anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and for helping in the food digestion process, explains Karine.
The nutritionist also explains that “the apple has the benefits of being a great antioxidant and preventing cardiovascular disease. While the Sicilian lemon is rich in Vitamin C , it strengthens the immune system and brings more flavor to the herbal tea”.
Passion fruit and lemongrass herbal tea
- 2 tablespoons of pure passion fruit juice
- 1 cup (tea) of water
- 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm ( lemon balm )
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ice to taste
Prepare the lemongrass to infuse in water and strain. Beat the tea and other ingredients in a blender and serve.
According to the expert, “the herb Melissa, popularly known as lemon balm, is a carminative, that is, it contains substances that help control intestinal gas and help control sleep, with daily consumption it is possible to have a more night’s sleep. calm”, he explains.
Furthermore, Karine explains that passion fruit goes beyond its tranquilizing action. It is rich in B vitamins, calcium, iron , phosphorus, sodium and potassium. Honey, on the other hand, provides the sweet taste of herbal tea and adds anti-inflammatory action.
Hibiscus herbal tea
- 50 ml of filtered water
- 1 teaspoon of dehydrated hibiscus
- 5 strawberries
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 100 ml of filtered water
- ice to taste
Make the tea with the hibiscus and 50 ml of filtered water. After waiting for it to cool, blend it in a blender with the remaining ingredients.
According to Karine, hibiscus started to be better known in Brazil due to its diuretic action, but recent studies indicate that “the use of the herb has contributed a lot to the prevention and maintenance of human health, due to its water-soluble antioxidant characteristics, able to protect individuals from free radicals”, he explains.
According to the specialist, it also contains bioactive substances, flavonoids, phenolic acids, beta-carotene, among other compounds, which promote the body’s defense.
She also explains that strawberry is a fruit rich in vitamin C, strengthening the immune system, preventing cardiovascular disease and helping to fight skin aging.
Mint, in addition to an excellent flavoring plant, helps control cholesterol levels, acts against intestinal worms, strengthens the immune and respiratory system, he explains.
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.