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11 healthy types of tea – all available in Ireland

  Read time: 3 minutes It could be argued that there’s nothing quite as Irish as a good cup of tea. In fact, we are the biggest tea drinking nation in the entire world, per capita. Ask your mammy and she’ll tell you that it can solve everything. A bad day, a break up, the economy, world politics? Ah, have a cup of tea and it’ll be grand. And while there’s nothing wrong with a traditional cup of Barry’s with milk and sugar, there are some healthier herbal alternatives which can push weight loss, help your body to detox, boost your hydration and aid your digestive systems. What Is Herbal Tea? Herbal teas are usually a blend of leaves, seeds and roots. When you drink a herbal tea, you get all the benefits of the plants in a way which is more digestible and pleasant than chewing on grass, leaves or bark. Benefits Of Herbal Tea There are many different types of herbal teas, each with their own individual health benefits determined by their ingredients. …

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9 Reasons why Christmas Dinner is actually good for you

A person is said to consume around 7,000 calories on Christmas Day alone. But don’t go beating yourself up about over indulging on turkey and mince pies. Life is all about balance  – and our favourite Christmas foods do have their health benefits… Brussels sprouts – An 80g serving of Brussels sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange. They’re also a great source or protein, iron and potassium. Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is one of the leanest meats you can eat. In fact, regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol. It also contains essential amino acid Tryptophan which helps you sleep. Cranberry sauce – Cranberries are often said to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. They’re packed with antioxidants and consumption has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Parsnips – Parsnips are great for your gut and digestive health as they have a lot of fibre. They contain folate, potassium and vitamin C. Christmas pudding –  Christmas cake has more …