Fresh Herb Tea Premium PD Recipe
- Cuisine: American
- Skill Level: Easy
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Direct link to this recipe: https://protectivediet.com/recipe/fresh-herb-tea
Herbal beverages contain non-nutritive oxidative-stress blasting bioactive compounds. They are calorie-free cocktails packed with ‘lifespan nutrients’ called antioxidants that reduce disease risk. Herbal beverages freshen our breath and rapidly increase our antioxidant status and enhance our overall health status. I encourage you to incorporate comforting and refreshing protective beverages using natural ingredients of different morphological plant parts: leaves, stems, roots, fruits, buds, and flowers. Protective herbal teas and beverages are rich sources of natural bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, polyacetylenes, saponins, and terpenoids, among others. Scientific evidence shows that these bioactive compounds render protective biological effects. They are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-thrombotic, and improve blood flow. Suppose you still need more of a reason to drink herbal beverages along with me. In that case, they are also neuro-protective, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-aging. The attached study provides an overview of life-enhancing antioxidants and bioactivities in herbal beverages featured on a Protective Diet.
So simple and wonderful hot or cold. My favorite right now is Rosemary with a piece of lemon peel.