Water, Water, Water! Get More in Your Day by Drinking Teas
Updated: Dec 19, 2021
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When money is of concern how do we get the best ingredients to optimize our health? Perhaps we should consider upcycling our current resources. More of that later! Because of my interest in all matters of disabilities, I have found that a substantial portion of people living with disabilities are at or below 130% below poverty and are concerned with providing for themselves and their families good health with nutritional products that are affordable. Persons with mental illness fall within this
Upcycle for good results
A good way to get nutrients and fluid into the daily needs would be to consume herbal teas made from materials that would normally be discarded. If each of us uses and encourages a neighbor or friend to drink teas made from peels, seeds, bits of fruits, and jams, and jellies where possible that would be beneficial in getting in more fluids daily?
Finding foods that heal from local and found 'organic' materials to improve health is a passion of mine. I believe that we can all learn from each other as we use materials that we would ordinarily discard.
Growing up, the rind of a washed and peeled pineapple would be used to create a pineapple drink. I've found that the same can create a wonderful hot tea. Or cold! The Bromelain found in the Pineapple would do wonders for gut health.
My use of the term 'organic' refers to unprocessed and found in its natural environment and not necessarily how it is grown (i.e., pesticide-free, though that would help). Of course, we would always advocate growing any food when you can to get it in its most wholesome form. We also recognize that shopping for organic produce instead of the regular market fare can be financially challenging on a minimal budget.
We believe that any attempt to improve our health through food is an excellent start while waiting for the funds to purchase "organic" in the specialty section.
Happy living, eating, and drinking into good health!
Remember: use every opportunity to get into the sunshine and fresh air, get enough rest (at least 8 hours of sleep), drink plenty of water as you exercise, and limit your indulgence in entertainment and food. Stay confident that you are in the care and protection of God.
Disclaimer: Recipes and tips shared on Qinnamon.com for informational purposes only and do not act in the place of any medical advice. Before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medication, we ask our readers to keep in mind that we recommend that you consult with a qualified health care practitioner with all herbs and new foods you try.