My Tea Addiction

I must come clean I have a tea addiction

There are many many people round the globe who don’t mind a good cup of tea. To be quite honest it stimulates memories and thoughts, good times had in me since I was a kid. The mums all coming over to each others home and making scones, biscuits, breads and pikelets; mmmmm the smells that came from those kitchens was powerfully delicious and sadly not something that is around anymore.

The kettle whistling meant the tea was on and us kids could come in and sample the fresh home baked delights. As a child your tea addiction was now born.

I could go on about the history of tea and bore most people who just like to drink the stuff and find the flavour strangely addictive. I could list all the different kinds of tea and give all the reasons why and times when you would drink those teas, but I’m not going to!  Today I want this article to be all about me, well not me exactly but more to the point, I want to talk about my tea addiction.

 

Addictions are thought of as bad things. So what about the Tea?

Now I have always loved a god cup of that full leaf flavour of tea and have even been partial to the occasional tea bag or 2 but for the most part of my life I always identified as having an addiction to my coffee, in fact in my younger day I was known for consuming up to 20 cups a day. I was always seen with a cup of coffee in hand where ever i went.  Funny that hey

However just recently over the last few months I have developed an addiction to My Tea, and not just any type of standard leaf tea.

OH NO!! not me I have crafted an addiction to a very very special blend of tea and it definitely is not just any type of tea.

My taste buds and peace of mind have chosen a very special tea blend for it’s addiction and one that is not readily available down in the local grocery store

The Tea That Makes My taste Buds Sing

Of all the teas across the lands I had to fall for of all things a sensational aromatic Herbal Tea. Yep you heard me right I have developed a craving for a herbal tea which I must tell you is really not me. Any one who knows me will laugh and say no way would Sandra be drinking a herbal tea.

Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea® is the One that’s right for me

A natural blend of leaves, herbs and spices for an outstanding flavor and rich aroma.

Refreshing cinnamon, orange peel and cloves impart a warm, fruity flavor, along with allspice and ginger to soothe. Combined with aloe blossoms from our own plantations, this zero calorie tea is a great complement to your weight management program

This tea really is something special. The smell alone is enough to soothe your senses yet excite you t the same time.

What I love the most is and I don’t say this lightly but there is absolutely no need for milk, cream or sugar. You can dink it hot or cold and it is refreshing yet calming and man those spice and fruity notes really dance on the tongue. I’m in love and then in heaven with every cup,

Matter of fact I am having one as I write this post. I love mine with a drizzle of really good quality Honey just for that added fragrance and flavour and nice and steamy hot.   Here are some more facts about this gorgeous herbal tea .

  • Zero Calories
  • No caffeine
  • Full spiced, fruity flavor

Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea® is a natural blend of leaves, herbs and spices, specially prepared to provide an outstanding flavor and a rich aroma. Caffeine-free, it has been formulated to leave you feeling revitalized. Whether you drink it hot or prefer it iced, Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea® has a great taste and is easy to prepare.

Refreshing cinnamon, orange peel and cloves impart a warm, fruity flavor, along with allspice and ginger to soothe. Combined with aloe blossoms from our own plantations, this zero calorie, refreshing tea is a great complement to your weight management program.

I don’t know what floats your boat but I can say without a doubt this is the best cup of herbal tea I have ever had. It is great in the morning and fabulous of a night. Relaxes me and helps soothe my mind and I sleep so much better now, must be the caffeine free before bed lol .

The best part is though I buy it from myself at a reduced price anytime I want. No fighting shopping crazed people dodging trolleys and kids and standing in that ever so long line at the checkout after work just for a box of tea leaves. No sir re I just jump on-line and order from myself, how beautiful is that.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what new and wonderful flavours have taken you by surprise that you became addicted to. If you would like to know more about how I order these types of products from myself feel free to look around my site. If you have any questions drop them in the comment box or reach out to me on my Contact Page 

How Much Aloe Do I need?

How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink

In this article I hope to help clear up some misconceptions when it comes to drinking Aloe Vera juice.

Personally I have been consuming Aloe drinking gel from Forever Living Products for many years now on a daily basis.

When I am diligent and drink the aloe gel daily, I stay healthy, have more energy and am free from colds and flu, yes your read that right, I have not had the flu in over 5 years and no I do not get the flu shot every year.

I credit my ability to skip the flu season to the nutrients within the Forever Living Aloe drinking gel that help to strengthen your immune system.

For many of these years drinking Aloe Vera juice I was a full-time Taxi driver and spent over half my day, usually evening shift from 4 pm to 4 am inside a cab, transporting all manner of people with all manner of germs from point A to point B.

On many of these trips during flu season I was directly exposed to people coughing, sneezing and breathing inside the cabin of the cab and sometimes these trips were from home to the doctors because they were sick with the flu.

As long as I was drinking my Aloe Vera juice every day I did not ever contract any flu or cold from these sick passengers.

I am not an elite athlete, super fit or taking multi-vitamins every day, my diet isn’t that great and no I am not Wonder Woman or some super hero either

How Do I Know what my Optimum Level of Aloe is ?

This is a very valid question to ask when first starting out drinking Aloe. So why is there an optimum amount and why would you even worry about that, after all it is just a juice right?

WRONG.

 

Aloe Vera is much more than just a fruit or vegetable juice so you need to know what your optimum amount on a daily basis is. Everyone is different and some can tolerate and need more whilst others like children need less and in my opinion we all have our optimum level.

I say optimum because all of us depending on age, current health issues and past health issues will need the right amount for our own internal body balance.

How do you know what your optimum amount will be?

Well that will vary and be up to you to know by becoming aware and in touch with your inner self. Knowing your health and what works and doesn’t work for you.

I suggest that generally speaking for most people they will only need to consume between 50-100 mls a day for an adult and 5-50 mls for a child depending on the age of the child and so forth.

Dr. Peter Atherton is regarded as one of the world’s experts in the field of Aloe Vera’s medical properties. In this video he shares his view on how much aloe to have each day.

Why Only Drink a Certain Amount Of Aloe Juice Daily?

Well as I said above Aloe Vera is not just a juice per-say and most of the time it is thicker then juice as it generally comes from the inner leaf of the Aloe plant which is more like a gelly substance. The reason you do not consume it like a juice, cordial or water is because of the powerful properties the Aloe gel contains.

Aloe Vera detoxifies the internal intestine in your gut cleaning out all the built up rubbish caught in your villi from years of consuming processed foods and high fat, high sugar diets.

Opened bottle of Forever Aloe drinking gel

Drinking Aloe has a natural cleansing effect on the gut.
Aloe Vera contains over 200 vitamins and minerals
Aloe Vera has the natural ability to reduce inflammation and pain inside the body
Aloe Vera is known to help the body regenerate healthy new cells.

So because of detoxification properties of aloe, consuming too much on a daily basis will generally cause the need to go to the toilet on a more frequent basis. When the Aloe juice has worked it’s magic on the inside and cleared these stubborn toxins you will find your optimum amount on a daily basis will be somewhere in the range of 50-100 mls.

Your optimum amount daily will assist in reducing problems from bloating and you will just have a generally sense of wellness and energy.

If you are drinking too much each day you will pass loose stools more than once through the day and you could possibly suffer symptoms like cramping and nausea.

I know this sounds disconcerting but as in anything you consume orally, if you overdo it you will suffer some effects of that overconsumption in some way shape or form.

Once you find the right balance your absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals will be more efficient, giving your body more of what it needs for a healthy immune system which will help in the prevention of colds and flu.

Whatever you do, respect yourself, your body and start living for a healthier you today.

The Truth about Aloe Vera

You have reached for aloe when you spent too much time in the sun. You’ve seen Aloe listed as an ingredient in many of your personal care products. It’s always been there. Simple, trusted and recognised the world over.

There’s a reason Aloe Vera gel is trusted in products you see every day and that reason dates back thousands of years. The earliest civilizations revered this extraordinary botanical for its astonishing properties. Its legendary uses have been passed down through time, enhanced by scientific innovation and centuries of experience.

The earliest written description of Aloe Vera’s medicinal properties was found cached between the knees of an Egyptian mummy dated from the year 1550 BC. In the 4th century, aloe was used by the soldiers of Alexander the Great to restore their strength and heal their wounds.

Aloe Vera’s beautifying effects were made legendary by Egyptian queen Cleopatra’s use of the plant to keep her skin looking young and beautiful.

The record of aloes historical uses is lengthy and spreads around the world, from the 12th century German medical records to the Compendium of Materia Medica from the Chinese Ming Dynasty. With such a long and documented history of it’s benefits and uses there is no denying the power of this simple little plant.

Let Aloe surprise you as it:

  • Cleanses your digestive system
  • Infuses you with energy
  • Protects skin from free radical damage
  • Promotes skin’s natural healing
  • Is the only vegetarian source of vitamin B12
  • And so much more

You probably know aloe to be a cooling botanical that soothes burns and other skin irritations. While soothing burns is one of aloe’s amazing abilities, there’s so much more to aloe.

As a succulent plant that thrives in even the driest of deserts, aloe’s graceful sword-like leaves are filled with hundreds of nutritional compounds and life-sustaining moisture that benefit the body on the inside and out.

Forever Living Products has harnessed the power of aloe and developed a complete line of nurturing products based on 100% pure aloe vera gel.  Harvested by hand from our own plantations and immediately stabilized for purity, our aloe nourishes your body—inside and out—with products ranging from age-defying facial treatments to delicious, antioxidant rich drinks.

head-shot of pretty woman smiling and holding a glass of aloe gel

Forever Living provides dozens of products featuring stabilized Aloe Vera in its purest, most potent form. From nutritional drinks to soothing lotions, and beautifying treatments, you will notice the aloe difference right away. Every product we offer nourishes and soothes, helping improve your overall wellness and health.

As a Forever Business Owner I proudly recommend and use the Forever Living product range every single day.