A blend of the goodness of fruits and the healing power of herbs, herbal fruit teas are a delightful concoction with an array of health benefits. Not only do herbal fruit teas taste divine, there are many exotic options available for each to pick one that best suits them. The herbal fruit teas we will be discussing today are berry herbal fruit tea. These teas come in three variants which are Fruit tea with Wild Strawberries, Fruit tea with Raspberries and Fruit tea with Apple and Cranberries. Packed with the health properties of these berries along with their exotic taste, these herbal fruit teas are sure to become your favs! Having these berries with a mixture of different herbs at night is the perfect way to relax and will quickly become your unwinding ritual after a tiring day at work/home.
To find out the berry (pun intended) beneficial properties of these herbal fruit teas, continue reading!
Source of good nutrients
Raspberries are rich in vitamin A and E, magnesium, potassium, iron and powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants in raspberries such as tannins and flavonoids help fight free radicals and protect the body from cell damages. Strawberries contain protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, calcium, iron and magnesium. Cranberries contain potassium, iron, magnesium and vitamin B amongst others. All three types of berries have high vitamin C content. All these nutrients are essential for healthy functioning of the human body.
Protects the heart
According to research, having a bowl of strawberries at least three times a week is the best way to maintain heart function and reduce the risk of heart attacks. A group of flavonoids in strawberries, anthocyanin, contain anti-inflammatory qualities that helps in keeping the blood pressure in check. From various studies, it has been concluded that consuming strawberries daily helps lower cholesterol levels. They help lower the “bad” cholesterol i.e. LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. They also help lower the risk of stroke by helping to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Cranberries also prevents cardiovascular diseases. Research shows that the polyphenols in cranberries also works as shield and prevents high blood pressure problems.
Improves the immune system
One of the most effective ways to improve a vitamin C deficiency is to consume strawberries, cranberries and raspberries. These berries are full of antioxidants that help in strengthening the immune system, keeping it alive and kicking! Vitamin C not only strengthens the function of immune system, it also activates the production of white cells in the human body that help fight off potential disease causing bacteria and viruses.
Prevention of diseases
According to a research, cranberries contain certain compounds that hinder the growth of cancer cells. Cranberries are also used as a treatment of kidney diseases and bladder issues. Strawberries are also capable of helping to prevent the growth of tumor cells and can help prevent various kinds of cancers from developing in the body.
Vitamin C helps in reducing the aging fine lines, wrinkles and dullness. As strawberries are the main source of vitamin C, keeping them regular in the diet will help in all the skin problems that one can face. Irritation of the skin, acne, eczema and inflammation caused by psoriasis can be easily cured by raspberry herbal tea as it contains high level vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Ultimate tea for women
Raspberries have soothing qualities that help women facing menstrual pains and symptoms such as vomits, cramps and nausea. It is also a natural pain killer and helps with muscle cramping. Raspberry tea is of great benefit for pregnant ladies as it helps to tighten the muscles of the uterus thereby preparing it for the labor pains and the easing the entire process of labor. It also controls vomits and nausea during the first trimester.
Helps prevent nausea
Raspberry tea has properties that can treat the feelings of nausea and prevent vomiting. It is also high in iron content and other minerals that may help you bounce back, and bring up lost energy levels to vomiting. We suggest having a cuppa before boarding a plane or getting onboard a boat. It is especially helpful for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.
Helps with weight loss
One great natural remedy for people trying to lose weight is raspberry tea. It is best known for being a low calorie tea, packed with the nutrients required to keep you energetic and making you feel full during your weight loss and diet. Having a cup of raspberry tea daily will help enhance the body’s metabolism by enhancing the breakdown of fat cells. Cranberry tea also helps in losing weight. Organic acid in cranberry tea reduces the fat. The mixture of raspberry and cranberry tea is the perfect blend for one to lose weight.
To sum it up, herbal fruit tea containing berries are a tasty, everyday drink with a wide array of health benefits. Substituting it for caffeinated and carbonated beverages will give you a health boost and help you deal with any of the above mentioned symptoms, helping you live your best life! Until next time, toodles.