From a doctor's point of view, our beautiful Butterfly Pea tea is a great boost to health!
Dr. William Li is the author of "Eat to Beat Disease" and he talks about the health advantages of consuming herbal teas that are rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that may hold several health benefits. Anthocyanins exhibit properties that combat cancer, with the ability to weaken and eradicate cancer cells, including cancer stem cells. It also has antiangiogenic features proven effective against the effects of aging, oxidative stress and has a role to play in free radical damage.
Butterfly Pea Flower
Our delicate Butterfly Pea flower is one such herbal tea. It's a plant indigenous to South East Asia, and it's not a new thing to consume it as tea. Traditionally, the dried blooms of the Butterfly Pea plant has been consumed in tea form because of their health and therapeutic properties thanks to their blue-purpose bioactive traits.
A cuppa blue tea, anyone?
Dr. Li suggests drinking butterfly pea flower tea as an afternoon beverage. It is caffeine-free and has a flavour similar to green tea. Those of you who know our blue teas well, you will already know that when it is mixed with an acid such as lemon juice, it changes to a gorgeous purple colour!
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Boost your health
While not all cancers can be prevented, there are things we can do to boost our health. Lifestyle modifications can help lower the chances of developing cancer. We can work towards maintaining a healthy weight, abstaining from tobacco and limiting our alcohol consumption, as well as protecting our skin from too much sun exposure. We can always start with small steps. Instead of regularly having coffee or soft drinks, perhaps a cup of blue tea is a healthier routine to have.
Studies also suggest that the butterfly pea flower could reduce the risk of diabetes. A study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies based on 15 participants talks about the impact of this herbal tea on blood glucose and insulin levels. Another research revealed that the antioxidant characteristics of butterfly pea flowers may help in guarding against cell damage and complications related to diabetes.
Make Blue Tea time Fun time!
Those who follow My Blue Tea would know that a cup of blue tea can be done in so many creative ways, you'll start to love having it as part of your day! Check out our TV channel below and go to the Drinks section. You'll get lots of ideas of how to have fun with your blue tea.
Have you tried our Jurassic Boba Blue Latte? Get recipe and watch video.
Check out our range of Blue Tea Blends - whether it's to help with slimming or to get a good night's sleep, you'll find your personal favourite among the ones we have.
Another benefit of Butterfly Pea tea is its "Nootropics" - we've covered this topic in our previous blog on smoothies by our scientist and brand ambassador Vanessa. Remember, you can add any "acidic" fruits or juices and it will turn pink or purple!
How will you have your blue tea today? Share your ideas with us! Cheers to your health!
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