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  • Tea Note Speaker - August 2009 Issue

    Editors Note
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    Welcome to Tea Note Speaker !
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    Tea Note Speaker newsletter e-zine will cover many topics of interest about loose leaf tea and tisanes. You will discover why tea is making inroads into the coffee world as a beverage of choice. Why many are converting their coffee break into a tea break. We will tell you how to prepare tea using loose leaves and where to find the best accessories like tea pots and other useful items. We will explore the world of tisanes that make a great alternative to sugar filled beverages for your children. This is the tip of the ice burg of the subject matter you will discover on these pages in the future.

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    To Your Health Benefit

    Drinking teas and tisanes rather than soda or juices loaded with sugar is better for you. That's a no brainier, teas and Tisanes are beverages that require no sweetener to be flavorful and delicious. Many people do add sweetener but that is a matter of choice.

    I sometimes add honey which does have some nutritional value, but often drink my tea with nothing added. How is this beneficial, take a look around you, do you notice that obesity is rampant in our country. The most frightening thing to me is the danger to our children.

    Ask yourself who is the biggest example to your young children. I'm referring to that very young child the one year old who may be ready to try something other than formula.

    In the past it was pretty normal to offer kool aid, processed fruit juices with added sugar and even soda when the toddler is transitioning to new beverages. All the power and the responsibility is in the hands of that child's parents to present a healthy lifestyle from childhood. Habits formed at this young age will more likely stick.

    Thankfully parents today are aware that fresh is better and organic is good, they know that eating an orange is better than drinking the juice. Nothing has changed, our parents wanted to give us the best as children too. Our parents however, did not have the information we have today. The studies had not yet been done that revealed the danger of too much sugar intake. (and don't get me started on artificial sweeteners)

    I find there is one thing that parents, even parents who have the best intentions don't understand. There are many different terms or types of sugar. A parent looking to make sure that something does not contain high fructose corn syrup may not notice that there may be more than one kind of sugar listed.

    Some terms for types of sugar are:
    Glucose, fructose, corn syrup, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup

    The parent who notices that her child's food or drink contains corn syrup but doesn't notice it also contains fructose thinks her child is not getting as much sugar as he or she really is. These products are actually both forms of sugar. Is the manufacturer being deceptive, maybe, or even probably. The manufacturer wants to sell products. He knows children will get to loving sweet tasting products.

    What is this leading up to? Obesity often leads to diabetes. It is frightening today that many of our nations children are already in danger from this dreaded disease. Diabetes used to be a disease found in adults, not so anymore. Our children lead less active lives (exercise) and do not always have good nutritional habits (food and beverages). Yes this diabetes information applies to we adults too. It's never too late to start a healthier life style.

    In closing this article I am going to recommend two other articles that may interest you. The first article found here will give you two recipes for iced rooibos tea that kids love. The second article found here will help you understand how it feels to be fat when you are a child.

    Making Memories With Your Children

    Summer is upon us and the kids are out of school. This is a time when memories are made and relationships grow. It is important to take time and do something to make the child in your life feel special and show them that they are important to you. The things you do for them does not have to cost much, the most important thing is the time you spend together. Here's an example of fond memories.


    Featured Loose Leaf Tea

    Tisanes

    What are tisanes? That is a good question. Click here to learn more. The answer may lead to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

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