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Detox for the New Year

Happy 2014! It is a new year with new goals set, and hopefully, that means fresh motivation to be a healthier you.
Drinking tea is obviously a great way to stay healthy year-round, but there are several tea leaves and herbs that can help especially with the detoxification process.
First of all, White tea leaves are the best thing to drink for antioxidants and to help build up your immune system. These leaves will help you to feel better and will also fight off bad bacteria.

Cranberries are delicious and tart berries commonly found throughout the winter months. Drinking cranberry juice is a great diuretic, but you should also try steeping whole, fresh cranberries in boiling water for about five minutes before drinking it as an herbal tea, or adding them to your favorite tea leaf.

I often talk about the many amazing properties that ginger has, but it’s also a great herb to add to your detox blends! The warming feeling that ginger provides actually gives your body a sense of renewed circulation, cleanses toxins, promotes healing, and speeds up your metabolism to help with weight loss.

Finally, there is Dandelion. You might not immediately think to add it to your cup of tea, but it is one powerful detoxifier. It is full of nutrients, vitamins, iron, and potassium, and you can make a tea out of both the leaves and the root. Drinking a tea of dandelion helps with digestion, is a diuretic, and cleanses your body of toxins (especially your liver), and even helps increase insulin production.

All of these are great on their own or mixed together to create a cleansing blend. Remember to always check the effects of new herbal regiments, and the appropriate intake recommended.

currently has a new tea for the new year, Cranberry Cleanse. It is a blend of white tea, , cranberries, ginger, and dandelion.

Kelley Scruby is the owner of Do You Tea? in Hoboken, New Jersey. As the owner of a small, loose leaf tea business, Kelley is passionate about educating her customers on the benefits that come from drinking loose leaf tea. With a background at a major tea company, she was able to become an expert on the versatility of the beverage and is inspired in her own creations by the changing of the seasons and also desserts. Kelley created Do You Tea? with the confidence that she can help find a tea blend that works for any of her customers’ lifestyle and palate. As Do You Tea? continues to grow, Kelley hosts events and tastings that add a more interactive approach to the expansive world of loose leaf teas. Do You Tea? hopes to have a truck out on the streets of the NYC metro area soon! You are able to purchase her seasonal blends and gift sets online at www.doyoutea.com and follow her on instagram and twitter @doyoutea for updates on tastings and new blends. Please email requests and questions to doyoutea@gmail.com.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.