Tag Archives: Tea

Nation’s love for tea dwindles

Its National Tea Day tomorrow on the 21st April, so tea lovers across the UK will be raising a mug to celebrate the nation’s favourite beverage.

According to financial planner, Tilney, we spend a hefty £1,475 on tea in a lifetime – that’s more than we spend on other household staples including pasta (£1,387), cooking oils (£954) and jam (£1,015).

 But is our love affair with tea waning? Over 50s spend three as times as much as millennials on the beverage

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A to Z of natural living. Letter B.

Hey lovely people, I thought it would be a great idea to do an A to Z of natural living, including remedies, ailments, healthy tips and idea, alternative therapies etc, I think this could be fun and I want you to feel free to add your own in the comments.

Today I bring you the letter B.

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Backache:

Backache affects so many people now, from sitting in offices most of the day to car journeys, sitting down a lot can increase the lack of moveable muscles in the back and the core is not properly supported. Not being aligned properly, having one leg shorter than the other, throwing you out of balance or an injury can cause back ache too. Sometimes stress and inflammation can make the problem worse. Read More →

Fix your digestion naturally

Spearmint is a sweet, mild herb that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium. Spearmint is wonderful for digestion, nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence.

It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety. Spearmint can also help to promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss. Spearmint is also beneficial for respiratory issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

You can easily grow spearmint, but grow it in a pot as it is fast spreading, you can even bury the pot in the ground so it contains its roots from spreading everywhere. You can add a few leaves to your smoothie or your fruit salad. It is a delicious flavor combination and provides an added mineral and antioxidant boost!

You can dry your spearmint (or any mint you grow) by tying bunches of it together and hanging it upside down in a dry room, pantry or kitchen, when it crisps up and it easily crumbles it is ready to put into pots that will last throughout the winter. You can use it in cooking and make herbal tea with it. It is so refreshing and makes your mouth feel clean and eases bloating when drank daily.