Delicious and Healthy
Stir up a blend of rich black tea, ginger, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon; add hot water, milk and honey and what have you got? The answer is an exotic, delicious drink that
may be one of the best things you've done for your health
in years. Chai tea is the East's answer to the morning cup
of coffee, a delicious blend of tea, milk and spices that
is so smooth and wonderfully tasteful that it's hard to believe
it's good for you.
There's no disputing the health benefits of tea, though. There have
been no less than 2000 studies done to confirm those health benefits
in the past year. Black tea, the main ingredient in the chai tea recipe,
contains the most powerful antioxidants that science knows. Tea and
chai tea help prevent and fight many different kinds of cancer, lower
cholesterol and high blood pressure may reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's
disease and are being studied for their ability to boost the immune
system. That's an awful lot of goodness - and it's just a start.
The fact is that every ingredient in the chai tea recipe is good for you, and when you put them all together they pack a powerful punch for your immune system.
The next time you're considering a hot, spicy, sugar
free beverage, think exotic AND healthy, and brew up a cup of delicious,
sugar-free chai. Both your
body and your taste buds will thank you.
Tea Leaves (Camellia
Tea is full
of healthy substances, including antioxidants, that
may help prevent everything from heart disease to strokes
Ginger root is believed to strengthen
and heal the digestive and respiratory system, as well
as to fight off colds/flu. Removes congestion, soothes
sore throats, and relieves body aches. Recent studies
have shown it to be effective in preventing motion sickness
Derived from dried, unopened buds of a dense evergreen.
Believed to invigorate and restore, helps generate heat
in the body; useful during the cold/flu season.
This herb is a stimulant to other herbs enabling them
to work faster.
Imparts an underlying warmth to the body
Stimulates the mind and gives clarity
Seed comes from the nutmeg tree, a tropical evergreen.
Adds a rich flavor