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How An Afternoon Tea Break Can Be A Lifesaver

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How An Afternoon Tea Break Can Possibly Be Lifesaving

My children are very close in age and when they were small, life could be best described as noisy, chaotic, and messy. My days were spent in near-constant motion, days of meeting never-ending needs and tidying up never-ending messes — until naptime. That brief window of silence in my days was my chance to take a break, a few moments just for me. I could sit undisturbed and sip a cup of chai or peppermint tea, and eat a snack that I would have to share with no one.

Those stolen moments in my day were real lifesavers to me; they allowed me to recharge and breathe and feel like myself again, even if only a half an hour before I was dealing with tantrums and spilled milk and explosive diapers.

Motherhood can be a stressful business, and that stress can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. As I get older, I think more and more about the importance of my physical health not just for my own well-being, but for that of the family as well; I’m always cooking foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and am constantly on the lookout for healthy and delicious products.

I was really happy, then, to find out about Heights Honeybush Health Tea, a new lineup of teas that are full of antioxidants, which counteract the ravages of stress on the body — as I look in the mirror at my grey roots and lined face. I feel I need all the help I can get.

What is Honeybush and why is it unique?

Honeybush is an ancient plant native to South Africa. A botanical cousin of Rooibos, it has been used by the native peoples for centuries as a herbal tea, and tincture. It is especially valued for its naturally sweet taste, delightful aroma, and medicinal qualities.

In a 2012 study, it was found that Honeybush normalized blood sugars and improved other metabolic aberrations associated with type 2 Diabetes. So the consumption of Honeybush Health Tea has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood sugars — great news for anyone concerned about Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease.

My husband's sugar consumption is severely limited due to health reasons, and he was more than happy to enjoy a glass of the naturally-sweet tasting iced tea, which has no sugars or artificial sweeteners.

My favourite? The loose-leaf Heights Hibiscus Tea shown in the large image at the top of this post.

Heights HoneyBush Herbal Tea is also:

  • Organic
  • Caffeine Free
  • Filled with antioxidants and essential minerals
  • Contains phytoestrogens
  • The bottled teas are ultra low calorie (only 5-10 calories per bottle)

Want to give it a try? The iced herbal tea can be purchased at these retail stores and their loose-leaf tea is only available online. And a bonus...part of the proceeds from each sale of loose leaf goes towards providing school supplies for Joubertina Elementary school in South Africa.

No matter what stage of life you are in, whether you are dealing with diapers or homework drama, toddler tantrums or teenager tantrums, we could all use a relaxing afternoon tea break. With antioxidant-rich, cholesterol and blood sugar-lowering Honeybush Health Tea, it can literally be a lifesaver.