Brewing Well-being: Unveiling the Mental Health Magic of Tea
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by Liz Bandelin
3M ago
Tea, beyond being a delightful beverage, holds a special connection with mental health. In our latest blog post, we explore the fascinating ways in which tea can positively impact your well-being. Discover the calming influence of L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, known to reduce stress and anxiety. Dive into the world of antioxidants present in tea—catechins and polyphenols—which may offer a shield against oxidative stress, contributing to better mental health. Caffeine, albeit in moderation, plays a role too. Learn how the right amount can enhance alertness and concentration with ..read more
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Spooktacular Rooibos Pumpkin Spice Latte
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by Liz Bandelin
7M ago
A Hauntingly Good Recipe for Your Halloween Bash! Halloween is creeping up, and what better way to bewitch your guests than with a steaming cup of Rooibos Pumpkin Spice Latte? Forget the store-bought versions - we've concocted a spellbinding homemade recipe just for you! Ingredients: 4 cups water 2 tablespoons loose leaf rooibos tea 1/4 cup butter 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil 3 tablespoons raw honey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons cooked pumpkin (optional) Instructions: Brew the Rooibos: Start by boiling 4 cups of water in a kettle ..read more
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Empowering Women Through Fair Trade: A Path to Equality and Hope
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by Liz Bandelin
9M ago
In a world where the quest for gender equality is a beacon of hope, one powerful tool emerges as a shining light: Fair Trade. This global movement not only champions ethical production and environmental sustainability but also plays a crucial role in uplifting women in marginalized communities. Today, we delve into the heartwarming stories of women whose lives have been transformed through Fair Trade, showcasing the immense impact it has on their empowerment, self-esteem, and dreams. Economic Empowerment: Fair Trade empowers women by offering them opportunities to engage in economic activities ..read more
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Delicious Summer Iced Teas and Cocktails
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Herbal iced teas are all the rage right now and for good reason. Not only are they healthy, but they make for the perfect summer drink and can easily be dressed up to create an impressive aperitif, no matter the occasion. Homegrown, Rooibos tea is incredibly versatile, which makes it an ideal base for any drink. Whether your taste-buds are craving something sparkly or spicy, here are five expert tips for making flavorful and vibrant iced teas:   Use cooled Rooibos tea as your base and make it as strong as you can by using loose-leaf tea or extra tea bags if you’re in a hurry, to ext ..read more
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What is Blue Tea?
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Blue tea, also known as butterfly pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the dried flowers of the butterfly pea plant. Here are some potential benefits of blue tea: Antioxidant properties: Blue tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Anti-inflammatory properties: Some studies suggest that blue tea may have anti-inflammatory effects, which could help reduce inflammation and associated health problems. Promotes relaxation: Blue tea has been traditionally used to help promote relaxation and reduce anxiet ..read more
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A cup of this tea may have a calming effect if you suffer from anxiety, according to a new study.
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Rooibos tea, which comes from the Aspalathus linearis plant grown primarily in the Western Cape province of South Africa, is not only a delicious beverage, but also caffeine-free and has been found to possess anti-inflammatory properties. It can also ease pain, reduce allergies, and promote heart health. The study focused on unfermented or green rooibos, which was found to contain anxiety-reducing properties. A Green Rooibos extract was tested on zebrafish, a species genetically like humans for more than 80% of the genes known to cause disease in humans. While human trials were not condu ..read more
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Apollo Update Jan 2021
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Our Rhino orphan Apollo, is beginning to look every inch a magnificent rhino, with his armour-like hide and formidable front horn. In fact, one needs to remind oneself that he is just 22 months old! He is still a juvenile by the standards of any large mammal, but especially a rhino: After all, this is a species that can live up to 35+ years, and males don’t reach sexual maturity until they are as old as ten. In other words, our journey with Apollo is only beginning. Like a typical juvenile, he has been developing a bit of an attitude. He is growing increasingly independent and can be very stub ..read more
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6 Benefits of Green Tea
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Green tea has been used for centuries in traditional medicine in Asia, and is known for its numerous health benefits. Here are some of the benefits of green tea: Antioxidant properties: Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to aging and disease. Improved brain function: Green tea contains caffeine, which can help improve brain function and increase alertness. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which has a calming effect and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Weight loss: Some studies ..read more
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How to boost glutathione naturally
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Exciting research showing that Rooibos tea can boost “master” antioxidant – glutathione By Dr Carl Albrecht, Head: Research, CANSA, August 2009 CANSA has invested more than R1 million to support research on Rooibos extract as a possible, natural cancer-preventive product. Most of the work has been done at the PROMEC Unit of the Medical Research Council in Cape Town under the leadership of Prof Wentzel Gelderblom. The South African Rooibos Council also contributed research funding. During this time, Professor Gelderblom and his research partners published their research results in several peer ..read more
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10 Benefits of Turmeric
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by Liz Bandelin
1y ago
Turmeric is an ancient spice that many experts consider to be one of the most powerful and effective herbs. Over the centuries and into today, it has been used to prevent and treat many ailments. More than 10,000 published studies discuss the benefits of this spice and its use in healing diseases and illnesses. Many highlight that curcumin, a compound in turmeric, has more effect than some prescription drugs. 1. Turmeric Gradually Increases Antioxidants in Your Body The antioxidant effect of turmeric is one of its greatest claims to fame. Oxidative damage is one of the mechanism ..read more
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