Tea Tuesday: An Apple A Day….

If you’re anything like me, you always have a stockpile of apples in your fridge. These popular fruits are great for baking pies, making bread, or as snacks with a bit of peanut butter. Apples are truly versatile, so is it any surprise that they make great tea as well? 9767efdd1d45cc3a257311c822bcd0ae_medium

Apple tea is easy to make, tastes delicious, and it also helps your body adjust in some surprising ways. For example; Apple tea boosts your immunity system, keeping those nasty germs at bay. It has anti-inflammatories that help keep you pain-free, and it’s loaded with quercetin; an antioxidant that could help lessen your risk for certain types of cancer.

While these are all great benefits, we are only scraping the surface. Apple tea helps relieve constipation by regulating your digestive system by expelling any built up toxins. As an added bonus, a cup of apple tea in the morning can keep you energized and focused throughout the day!

No wonder that say that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”!

exps38393_CFT1192412D39BYou can make apple tea in a variety of ways. You can use dried apple bits, leftover apple peels (if you get them from the store, make sure you wash them thoroughly beforehand), or slices of fresh apples. Apple tea can also be flavored by adding a stick of cinnamon, a pod of cardamom, or a couple of whole cloves to the brewing process. Here’s a great example/recipe to get you started: The Kitchn. As always, I recommend sweetening it with honey instead of sugar.

This is just a small part of the wonderful things that Apple Tea can do for you, and if you’d like to learn more, check out DIY Health RemedyLive and Feel, and check out Reclaiming Yesterday for another great tea recipe!

The photos came from Live and Feel and Taste of Home.

(As a side note, most of these recipes call for red apples. I’m sure you could use green if you like, but I can’t imagine that would be quite as good)

This is the perfect drink for a cold, winter’s day. Brew a cup, enjoy, and I’ll see you next week!

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