Infusions of herbs and spices such as teas have been part of nearly every culture at every time of history. In fact, consuming organic teas and herbal infusions several times per day can be one of the best things we can do for our health. Green and white tea, for example, provide the body with antioxidants such as polyphenols, which help reduce cellular damage and oxidative stress. There have been many studies identifying anti-cancer compounds in tea as well as compounds that help increase metabolism. Teas and herbal infusions can provide energy, enhance the immune system, improve our digestion, and even help us wind down after a long day. (p. 47)
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