COMMON COLD NATURAL REMEDIES

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Common cold is a viral infection (upper respiratory tract). Symproms typically show up in 1-3 days after you are exposed to a cold-causing virus.

Common cold symptoms are:

  • runny or stuffy nose;
  • sore throat;
  • cough;
  • congestion;
  • slight body aches or a mild headache;
  • sneezing;
  • low-grade fever;
  • generally feeling unwell.

Recommended foods and drinks when being ill:

  1. water;
  2. bone broth;
  3. garlic;
  4. ginger;
  5. hot water with lemon, honey and cinnamon.

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Did you knew that some of the best essential oils for cough are eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon?

Diffuse 5 drops at home or apply 2-3 drops topically to your chest, temples and back of neck.

These essential oils for common cold are effective in two ways — they help to address the cause of your cough by killing toxins, viruses or bacteria that are causing the problem, and they work to relieve your cough by loosening your mucus, relaxing the muscles of your respiratory system and allowing more oxygen to get into your lungs. You can use one of these essential oils for common cold or a combination of these oils.

Common cold lasts typically three to seven days but it can take longer to fully recover.

Herbs and supplements known to help fight a cold and/or even shorten its duration include vitamin C, echinacea, elderberry, oil of oregano, zinc and vitamin D.

Essentials oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, frankincense, oregano and clove are amazing natural cold remedies that can be diffused, applied topically and/or used internally.

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GREEN TEA MAGIC EFFECTS ON HEALTH

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Green tea may have a number of health benefits. For example, it may help weight management, skin inflammation, and type 2 diabetes. Some research has also linked it’s consumption to improved cardiovascular health.

Also, it has one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any tea. It is naturally low in calories and contains less caffeine than black tea and coffee.

Types of green teas

There are a wide variety of green teas available around the world. The type called sencha is the most popular and usually the easiest to find. Other lesser known varieties include:

  • Fukamushi Sencha (or Fukamushi Ryokucha)
  • Gyokuro
  • Kabusecha
  • Matcha
  • Tencha
  • Genmaicha
  • Hojicha.

Remeber! To avail the full antioxidant powers of green tea, it must be consumed in-between-meals. This means, you should consume it at least two hours before and two hours after your meal.

Regularly drinking green tea can help you lose weight and reduce your risk of several diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Drinking three to five cups of it per day seems to be optimal to reap the most health benefits.

Health benefits

  1. Helps to protect heart health;
  2. Can help to prevent Alzheimer’s or memory loss;
  3. May improve glycemic control and normalize blood sugar levels;
  4. Helps to protect brain cells from free radical damage;

  5. Improves bone health;

  6. Can protect vision and eye damage;
  7. Reduces appetite.

Flavan-3-ols, the type of flavonoids found in green tea and other teas, provide many of the anti-aging effects of green tea. 

A well-known compound found in green tea is called EGCG (which stands for epigallocatechin-3-gallate). EGCG is associated with enhanced metabolic activities that may prevent weight gain or assist with weight maintenance.

Some of the benefits of green tea associated with the consumption of these compounds include reduced allergies, eye health and better vision, skin health, improved immune function, enhanced endurance, and protection from free radical damage and cancer.

Use instructions

  1. Place your tea bag or high-quality tea leaves (purchase organic from a reputable company for the best tea) in your teapot.
  2. Heat or boil water, but don’t let it completely boil and become too hot, as this can destroy some of the delicate compounds found in green tea leaves. The “ideal” temperature for brewing green tea is between 70 degrees Celsius to 80 degrees Celsius (traditionally standard Chinese green teas brew at a slightly higher temperatures). Pour hot water into the teapot to steep the leaves for only about 1–3 minutes. Larger leaves need more time to steep than finer, smaller leaves. At this point you can also add any fresh herbs you plan on steeping.
  3. Once brewed, pour a little tea at a time into each cup in order to have the tea’s strength be evenly distributed. At this point, you can add some lemon juice or raw honey as the finishing touch.

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YERBA MATE BENEFITS & USES

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Yerba mate contains caffeine and other chemicals which stimulate the brain, heart, muscles lining blood vessels, and other parts of the body.

It is also a nutritious source of energy, mental alertness and good health — and it has even been shown to fight cancer and other inflammatory diseases.

Yerba mate actually has higher polyphenol and antioxidant counts than both green and black teas as well. It has 196 active compounds, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (green tea has 144). 

Once brewed, the tea has a greenish color and an earthy, herbal aroma. The flavor of brewed mate is mild, sometimes described as an infusion of herbs and grass reminiscent of some varieties of green tea. No wonder then that it’s often called “the tea of the gods.”

Benefits of yerba mate

  1. Helps to kill colon cancer cells;
  2. Assists to stimulate immune system;
  3. Aids to increase daily nutrient intake;
  4. Helps to reduce cholesterol levels;
  5. Enhances healthy weight loss.

Uses of yerba mate

It is recommende to use organic yerba mate. You can typically find it as a loose-leaf tea, in ready-to-brew tea bags or as a bottled cold beverage.

The genuine yerba mate is aged for one year in cedar chambers for a smooth, rich and balanced flavor.

  1. Bring the water or milk to a simmer rather than a boil. Using boiling water results in a more bitter tea.
  2. If you use a loose tea, then use about one teaspoon per cup (less if you want it weaker, more if you want it stronger).
  3. Let the tea steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
  4. You can then have it hot or iced, adding lemon, mint or your favorite natural sweetener. Yerba mate can also be made using a french press, coffee maker or tea pot.

Remember not to consume it too close to bedtime, because it can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, upset stomach, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and breathing difficulties, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, headache. It is also not recommended to use during pregnancy and breast feeding, and it is unsafe for children and for consuming with alcohol. 

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GREEN COFFEE BENEFITS & USES

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Green coffee beans are shown to offer more physical and mental health benefits. It may act by lowering blood sugar and blocking fat buildup. Also, it seems to help lower high blood pressure in some people. It is known to be rich in chlorogenic acid which is a potent antioxidant as it effectively fights free radicals responsible for causing wrinkles and fine lines. The fatty acids and esters present in it help to plump up your skin, thereby erasing fine line and wrinkles.

It has a much milder, lighter flavor than regular coffee, and when it’s made properly it has a bit of thickness to it. 

It has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular supplements and weight loss products available on the market. Besides helping people shed some excess weight by means of reducing appetite, among other ways, it has been associated with heart health, protection against neurological diseases, and various other anti-aging effects associated with longevity.

6 Benefits of green coffee

  1. Helps to lose weight and fat;
  2. Normalizes blood sugar;
  3. Helps to lower blood pressure;
  4. Anti-aging effects associated with longevity;
  5. Helps to increase energy levels;
  6. Improves focusing and moods.

Uses of green coffee

To drink as usual coffee:

  • Take 1/2-1 teaspoon of Green coffee powder in a cup.
  • Add 1 cup of hot water to it.
  • Let it stand for 5-6 minutes.
  • Strain and add a pinch of Cinnamon powder for better taste.
  • Drink it before taking meals for at least 1-2 months for better results.
  • Do not exceed more than 1-2 cups of green coffee in a day.

To take it as pills:

  • Take 1-2 green coffee capsules. 

NB! Though you can consume green coffee at any time of the day, it’s best to consume it right after your meals.

Studies have found that people experience benefits when taking low doses around 200–400 milligrams but may experience even stronger effects when increasing dosage up to 800–3,000 milligrams.

MATCHA BENEFITS AND USES

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Matcha is gaining popularity because of its high antioxidant content. It  can boost your metabolism, detoxify your body, calm the mind, enhance your mood, and lower cholesterol. It is found that matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than a low-grade variety of green tea and up to 3 times more antioxidants than other high-quality teas.

It’s known as the ultimate anti-aging beverage, and it’s one of the most consumed drinks in the world.

As a fat-burner and cancer-fighter, matcha leaves other teas in its dust. In fact, numerous studies have shown that certain chemical compounds in it may help induce cancer cell death, neutralize harmful free radicals and enhance your body’s natural detoxification systems.

The secret behind matcha’s super strength is found in its polyphenol compounds called catechins, which are a type of antioxidant found in superfoods like green tea, cocoa and apples.

Potential benefits range from improved heart health to lower blood sugar levels, increased weight loss and beyond.

8 Benefits of matcha

  1. May help to prevent cancer;
  2. Helps to lose weight and belly fat;
  3. Speeds up muscle recovery;
  4. Protects against chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer;
  5. Boosts energy;
  6. Improves immune system function;
  7. Reverses cellular damage caused by an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants;
  8. Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K as well as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and zinc are all found in matcha.

Instructions how to use matcha?

The ideal water temperature when brewing it is approximately 70-80 degrees celsius. Boiling water will make your matcha taste bitter.  

If you want to make your matcha a bit sweeter, you can add any of the following:
 
  1. Syrup like simple syrup or maple syrup;
  2. White sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar;
  3. Honey or agave;
  4. Sugar substitute like Stevia.

Matcha is suitable for the application of tea beverage (e.g. iced tea, pure tea, fruit tea, milk tea) as basic raw material or as food additive for cakes, candies and chocolates etc.

1. Using a bamboo tea scooper or small spoon, place 1 1/2 to 2 teascoops of matcha into the tea bowl or cup or measure out a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful. Adjust the amount of it to your taste.
 
2. Add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of hot water. Amounts can be adjusted to your preference.
 
Besides making tea, it can also be used to make other foods such as matcha ice cream, smoothie bowls and baked goods like cake, brownies or cookies.
 
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