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Daily Focus 014

In this installment we take it nice and easy. A quick tale from the good book of life. There was a day I was walking in Miami and wanted to find a crystal shop and within seconds my wish was granted but it didn’t play out like normal. Tune in and listen to how the story unwinds.

Quote of the evening

“Riches are like prespiration, if you rest they dry up” 

“People who share with others seldom go hungry” 

“Relax”

The Chill Tea Blend

I was on a fast and decided to make some tea. Usually I just grab the bag of black tea and boil some water but I decided to put together a nice blend that had a relaxing effect . Black Tea, Egyptian Chamomile and Opus Rouge all seeped together  

Black Tea ( Morning Thunder) Tea bag

Black tea reduces plaque formation as well as restricts bacteria growth that promotes the formation of cavities and tooth decays. Polyphenols found in black tea kill and surpass cavity-causing bacteria as well as hinder the growth of bacterial enzymes that form the sticky-like material that binds plaque to our teeth.

A Better Heart: As identified by Arab L. et al. in their 2009 research paper called “ Green and black tea consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis”, it is seen that regardless of people’s country of origin, individuals who consume 3 or more cups of tea had a 21% lower risk of a stroke than people who consume less than 1 cup of green or black tea per day.

Antioxidants: Black tea contains polyphenols, which are also antioxidants that help block DNA damage associated with tobacco or other toxic chemicals. These antioxidants are different from those obtained from fruits and vegetables and therefore as a regular part of our diet they can provide additional benefits towards a healthy lifestyle. –Source 

 

Egyptian Chamomile

The term Chamomile actually refers to a range of different daisy-like plants, which are a member of the Asteraceae family. There are many different species of chamomile.

Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses. Chamomile may be used internally or externally. Extensive scientific research over the past 20 years has confirmed many of the traditional uses for the plant and established pharmacological mechanisms for the plant’s therapeutic activity, including antipeptic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-allergenic activity – HerbWisdom

Opus Rogue Blend (Teavana)

Ingredients: Grapes,Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.31.03 AM hibiscus flowers, green rooibos, grape slices, citrus peels, plum pieces (plum, rice flour), black currants, blackberries, natural and artificial flavoring,red currants, morello cherries, stevia leaves, vanilla pieces