Get through the flu season with the right products from ekaterra
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At ekaterra, we aim to only serve the tastiest products that enrich physical, emotional and social wellbeing and with flu season around the corner we want to help consumers get through it with the right products. Read how you can build your own tea break into your day and feel the mental and physical positives from the mighty cup! Let's take a look at some stunning 'Did You Knows' about the world of tea.
Fortified tea can contribute to the normal function of your immune system
A healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet is essential for immune support, however this is not always easy to maintain. Taking a supplement or eating fortified food with certain vitamins or minerals, such as vitamin C or Zinc, can be an effective alternative way to get all the nutrients we need. Our fortified blends, such as Lipton Immune Support, are a great way to build up vitamin C.
And did you know that ginger and turmeric have been consumed for centuries for their immune-supporting properties? So why not put the kettle on and and help to keep your immune system in good shape! Try the options from our brands: Lipton Immune Support, T2’s Turmeric Ginger Ninja, or Pukka Turmeric Active or Lemon Ginger Manuka Honey blend which also contains turmeric.
Tea can help you reach your daily fluid intake goals
Losing just 1-2% of bodily fluids can start impacting your mood and mental performance. Drinking tea regularly - made up of 99% water - is a great tasty way to stay hydrated. In fact, dietary guidelines in many countries (US, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Japan) advise that drinking unsweetened tea contributes to your daily hydration needs.
Only tea has a unique combination of caffeine and L-theanine to boost energy naturally
Our brains never rest, even when we're sleeping. This is why our natural mental energy levels vary during the day, from very low at night to high in the mornings and then showing a drop in the afternoons.
Did you know that tea is the only beverage that contains a powerful duo of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine? Studies show that consuming at least 75mg of caffeine from tea (typically found in e.g. 2-3 cups of black tea) can improve your attention and increase alertness.
Herbal tea can contribute to a good night's sleep
We now know that stress contributes to mental wellbeing problems. It can also impact our ability to fall asleep (and sleep through the night). Combined, stress and bad sleep quality may negatively impact our mental and physical health, as well as reduce our immune system's daily defences.
To foster a good sleep routine, you should avoid caffeine intake before bedtime and drink herbal infusions or teas with chamomile and lavender instead. These are traditionally used for their perceived soothing properties and add a great taste, too. To support a good night's sleep, why not try some of our favorites; Tazo Dream, Pukka Night Time, T2 Nighty Night or Lipton Bedtime Bliss!