One cold December, my Canadian friend shared about drinking mulled wine and warm spiced cider during winter.
All the Asians were fascinated and a Brit spoke up about a hot toddy, which is honey and hot water with a shot of whiskey, a squeeze of lemon, a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange.
“Fruit tea!”, our Chinese colleagues exclaimed.
In China, fruit tea is a hot beverage prepared in a glass teapot: freshly-cut fruit such as apples, oranges, pineapple, plums, peaches, strawberries or dried fruit like keichi (wolfberry) and flowers (lavender, rose) steeped in hot water.
I love fruit teas because they are caffeine-free 🙂Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Calming Tea Sampler – Decaffeinated Herbal Fruit Tea Infusions
Unlike the British version, Chinese fruit tea is naturally sweet and fruity, full of flavor without any dried spices. Interestingly, the Chinese fruit tea is prepared with British tea leaves such as Earl Grey or Darjeeling…I don’t recall drinking green tea or jasmine tea.
Fruit tea is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is amazing for cleansing the body of toxins and keeping the immune system strong.
We usually order a teapot of fruit tea when we have Western meals like steak or pasta…it can be very refreshing and energy-boosting.
Drinking water for health
Prof. Shigeo Ohta (Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Nippon Medical School) first published about Hydrogen in Nature in 2007:
“Acute oxidative stress induced by ischemia-reperfusion or inflammation causes serious damage to tissues, and persistent oxidative stress is accepted as one of the causes of many common diseases including cancer.
Effective antioxidant therapy: owing to its ability to rapidly diffuse across membranes, molecular Hydrogen can reach and react with cytotoxic ROS and thus protect against oxidative damage.”
Hydrogen selectively reduced the hydroxyl radical, the most cytotoxic of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and effectively protected cells; however, Hydrogen did not react with other ROS, which possess physiological roles.
Prof. Ohta said, “After publishing a paper on the biological effects of hydrogen in the Nature Medicine in 2007, I have been studying hydrogen. Through clinical tests, I’ve learned that Hydrogen has a positive effect on heart disease, brain disease and diabetes.”
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