New Year, New You: Health Boost Box

health boost box

Health boost box

Are you aiming to be a slightly better version of you this year? Did you make a deal with your body this year that you would take better care of it? Did you swear you would finally lose that extra couple of pounds to improve your health? Well, these boxes are designed to contain enough tea to help you keep your new year’s resolutions in January.

Keeping new year’s resolutions in the cold dark days of January can be hard, but promising to enjoy a delicious cup of tea each day….that seems very achievable. These boxes are not magic and they can’t do it alone, but as it says on the box, they can lend a helping hand. These teas have all been selected because there is some science behind their helpfulness.

We also include an infuser basket and a cheeky free sample of something to treat yourself (don’t worry it is healthy). As a package, these sets are cheaper than buying the elements individually and of course include free shipping! More than £25 of tea and accessories shipped to your home for just £20. Total bargain.

We are well aware of some “detox” or “slimming” teas that have laxative effects and we would like to reassure our customers…None of these teas contains any laxative ingredients. Just pure natural ingredients.

As always we would like to remind you that while we are very enthusiastic about tea we hold no medical qualifications. If you have a medical condition and require medical advice about any of our teas we strongly suggest you speak to a medical professional.

Three teas to help you improve your day-to-day health. All contain tasty ingredients that have been proven to help health or immunity. Sip your way to feeling great and dodging the winter lurgy!

Lemon Ginger Sencha 100g

Three words that pack a health punch! Ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Not just useful for anti-nausea effects, it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits and has proven helpful in fighting off infections. It is also useful in treating muscle soreness. So it’s good whether you are trying to keep the lurgy at bay or are starting a new exercise routine.

But wait, there’s more! Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. In a 45-day study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, 3 grams of ginger powder caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers. This is supported by a study in hypothyroid rats, where ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin.

Lemons are a good source of vitamin c which is a powerful antioxidant. This brings all the health and skin benefits of lemon to your cup. Citric acid has been shown to be helpful in preventing kidney stones, promoting hydration and avoiding constipation. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition showed that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduced weight gain caused by a high-fat diet in mice (more research on humans is needed). In addition, insulin resistance was improved.

There is a substantial and growing body of evidence for the health benefits of green tea. Green tea has repeatedly been shown to help with the daily calorie battle.  In most studies, this amounts to about 3-4% more calories burned per day, although some studies show an increase as high as 8%. For a person who burns 2000 calories a day, this amounts to an additional 60-80 calories per day, similar to what you might expect with a high protein diet.

Green tea is high in a type of antioxidants called catechins and has been associated with weight loss and fat loss. The main antioxidant in tea (EGCG) increases levels of hormones that tell fat cells to break down fat. This releases fat into the bloodstream and makes it available as energy. Green tea has been repeatedly shown to increase the burning of fat, especially during exercise. In one study, men who took green tea extract and exercised burned 17% more fat than men who didn’t get the supplement. This study suggests that green tea can boost the fat-burning effects of exercise.

Sencha Red Ginseng 100g

Red ginseng has been attributed with helping with stress, mental alertness and even erectile dysfunction and libido. It has been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for inflammation and for weight loss for several centuries. When you pack this together with the benefits of a top-class sencha you know you are going to feel the boost!

There is a substantial and growing body of evidence for the health benefits of green tea. Green tea has repeatedly been shown to help with the daily calorie battle.  In most studies, this amounts to about 3-4% more calories burned per day, although some studies show an increase as high as 8%. For a person who burns 2000 calories a day this amounts to an additional 60-80 calories per day, similar to what you might expect with a high protein diet.

Green tea is high in a type of antioxidants called catechins and has been associated with weight loss and fat loss. The main antioxidant in tea (EGCG) increases levels of hormones that tell fat cells to break down fat. This releases fat into the bloodstream and makes it available as energy. Green tea has been repeatedly shown to increase the burning of fat, especially during exercise. In one study, men who took green tea extract and exercised burned 17% more fat than men who didn’t get the supplement. This study suggests that green tea can boost the fat burning effects of exercise.

Orange and Hibiscus Refresher 100g

orange hibiscus

orange hibiscus

Totally caffeine free and no added sugars this is the perfect drink to transition away from unhealthy sodas and sugar laden fruit juices. This tisane is especially good cold so you can take it with you to work or the gym as a healthy alternative for water, and with all the tasty natural ingredients it should help to keep the cravings at bay. Loaded with apple pieces, carrot flakes, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus leaves, beetroot pieces, hibiscus blossoms, lemongrass, freeze-dried tangerine-orange pieces and orange slices there is so much vitamin c in every cup!

Eucalyptus leaf contains chemicals that might help control blood sugar. It also contains chemicals that might have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Eucalyptus oil contains chemicals that might help pain and inflammation. Lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain, reduce fever, aid menstruation, and have antioxidant properties.

Some early research shows that drinking hibiscus tea for 2-6 weeks decreases blood pressure in people with mildly high blood pressure. Other early research shows that taking a hibiscus extract by mouth for 4 weeks may be as effective as the prescription drug captopril for reducing blood pressure in people with mild to moderate high blood pressure.

Basket tea infuser

This little buddy will help you to brew your tea perfectly every infusion with minimal fuss and mess.

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