Excited to announce Healthy Happy Pooch’s Mug is here.
I have many mugs and this is going to be one of my favorites now since it has a solid handle and I love the color.
I love drinking tea and one my my favorite teas is Kukicha (Twig tea) in the morning. Kukicha (Twig tea) has many benefits; the tea has alkalizing properties. Prevention of numerous diseases is achieved through alkalization of bodily fluids and tissues and consequent balanced levels of acidity. If your diet contains white flour, sugars, dairy products, eggs and meat, raises the body’s acidity and eventually results in fatigue, premature aging, weakened immune system, heart, kidney or bladder conditions, problems with the weight, joints and bones. The body containing too much acid, draws minerals from bones and other organs, and stores fat.
Also Kukicha (twig tea) is abundant in minerals like selenium, manganese, calcium, zinc and fluoride, A, C and B-complex vitamins and flavonoids, and like green tea, it contains polyphenols catechins, which are famous for their anti-cancer action. It is also known to promote digestion.
Similarly to green tea, twig tea also regulates the levels of blood sugar, while by lowering high blood pressure, it prevents strokes and heart disease. But Kukicha (twig tea) is virtually caffeine free. Being an immunity booster, it helps combat virus-induced colds and flu. Kukicha tea can also promote weight loss to help slow down the aging process and prevent ulcers. When brewing twig tea it is important to use hot instead of boiling water. Once boiled water has cooled the tea is steeped for three minutes the most. It can also be served cold, with the addition of apple juice and enjoyed throughout the day even by children.
To make Kukicha (twig tea) for your dog, double the amount of water, cool the tea and add half the amount to your dog’s water bowl, also add another half with water, — this is a diluted variety of the tea, which sometimes your dog’s get the benefit too!
Hope you try Kukicha (twig tea) if you’ve never had one. You can purchase Kukicha (twig tea) at natural foods stores or by visiting Seed Kitchen.