Monday, November 8, 2010

Rooibos, Goji Berry, and Vanilla Tea: A Favorite Blend


When I wake up in the morning, I love to drink something appealing... and this drink fits the bill!  You can put the tea, goji berries, and vanilla in a cup of water and allow it to steep overnight OR just brew the tea with hot water in the morning.  It's up to you.

Ingredients:
1 Bag Roobios Tea
1/2 tsp. Raw Vanilla Bean Powder
2-3 T. Goji Berries

ABOUT ROOIBOS...
Research has confirmed many health benefits from this tea, including cancer prevention, and as a treatment for nervous tension, allergic dermatitis, and indigestion.   Rooibos is rich in anti-oxidants and has similar health generating nutrients as the other red foods, such acai berries and pomegranates.

Source:  Naturalnews.com

ABOUT GOJI BERRIES...

Goji berries have been grown by Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan peoples for about 5,000 years:  The Chinese hold a strong belief that gojis can significantly extend life.  Research supports goji berry legends, indicating that..
  • Goji berries are adaptogens, meaning they invigorate and strengthen the body while helping it to deal more easily with stress.
  • Goji berries increase immune function.
  • Gojis provide liver protection.
  • Gojis improve eyesight.
  • Gojis improve blood quality.
  • Goji berries are high in sesquiterpenoids, which stimulate the pituitary and pineal glands, increasing the production of HGH- the Youth or master hormone that influences the level of all hormones.
  • Goji berries contain antioxidants that protect our DNA from free radical and radiation damage.  This assists with preventing degenerative diseases.
  • Goji berries are rich in hydrogen.   Hydrogen is a water generator, so they help us stay hydrated.
  • Goji berries contain choline, a nutrient that combats the type of free radical damage linked to Alzheimer's disease and other neurological degenerative conditions.
  • Goji berries balance blood sugar:  In fact, goji bery tea has been used in Asia for the treatment of diabetes.
  • Goji berry tea is helpful for all types of digestive problems and can aid in recovery from digestive illnesses due to their calming polysaccharides.  
  • The polysaccharides in goji berries also stimulate collagen production and retain moisture, resulting in younger-looking skin!
Source:  Superfoods:  The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe.






Goji Berries, Raw Vanilla, and Red Rocks Rooibos Available from the Raw Food World.

2 comments:

  1. I love the addition of Goji berries, Sounds very delightful with a cup of coffee. Goji Berries test well and I eat it after Gym for energy. Now knowing that it has health benefit I will eat more of it every day. Goji increases stamina and endurance, it helps to eliminate fatigue, especially when recovering from illness. Thank you!
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  2. Healthy drink! This is really nice combination. I will surely try it. Goji berries also protect the liver. They contain a compound called cerebrosides, which works better to protect the liver than milk thistle, which is often used for this purpose.
    Goji berry juice

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