Tag: tea

In the News: Backyard Chicken Coops, the Latest on Omega 3 Fats & Collagen Cocktails – Yum!

by in Food News, August 7, 2009

From this week’s nutrition headlines: Millions of kids seriously lack vitamin D, specialty drinks are the newest fast-food trend and Japanese women are guzzling collagen in hopes of staying young. Weird, right?

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Experimenting With Hibiscus

by in Healthy Tips, July 13, 2009

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You may have some hibiscus growing in your backyard, but have you ever tried eating hibiscus blooms? I love using the dried buds to brew up hibiscus tea — poured over ice with lemon, it’s a great summer treat. But the edible options don’t end there. Learn other ways to use this flower.

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In the News: Warning for Tea Drinkers, Starbucks Goes Green, Teen Weight Loss Surgery & More

by in Food News, July 3, 2009

From this week’s headlines: Starbucks ups their eco-friendly practices, more weekly food recalls, tips for creating dinner faster and weight loss surgery for teens.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Refreshing Berry Spritzer & Fridge Tea

by in Uncategorized, June 7, 2009

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On a hot day, one of my favorite treats is a cool summer drink. I’m always guzzling water, but sometimes I crave a little more flavor. What I don’t want, however, is all the extra calories that traditional juices and sodas can bring. When it comes to sprucing up my chilled drinks, I find inspiration from seasonal ingredients at my farmers’ market — fruits, herbs, you name it. Plop a few in some home-brewed tea or spritzer and you’ve got a delicious treat. Here are two recipes to try.

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Caffeine: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, February 19, 2009

Many people jump start the morning — and afternoon — with a big cup of coffee or even a cold soda. Why? Because they want the energy-boosting caffeine. But how much is too much? Here are some tips to help you assess your daily dose.

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Kombucha: Believe the Hype?

by in Food News, February 13, 2009


This fizzy, fermented drink is the hot, new healthy drink. You may see it popping up at the office or hear about celebs drinking it, but what is this tea elixir and should you be drinking it?

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Why We Love Herbal Tea

by in Healthy Tips, January 16, 2009

Last week we talked about why we love regular tea; this week we’re on to herbal teas. These teas have many health benefits. Here are five of the most popular varieties and how they can help you.

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Why We Love Tea

by in Healthy Tips, January 9, 2009

Legend says that in 2737 B.C., tea leaves blew into a Chinese emperor’s pot of boiling water and voilà, tea was born! January is National Tea Month (bet you didn’t know that?), and to honor one of our favorite hot — and cold — beverages, we put together a short-and-sweet guide to this 5,000-year-old delight.

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