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Friday, 19 February 2016

Anyone for some Tea?

Now, if you know me, then you will also know that we all drink tea.Green tea, herbal tea,'s all good.
It is also good for children. I was brought up on tea. I didn't really drink squash. In fact in those days the colourings made me feel sick, and sometimes be sick.
I have decided for years that I would rather give my children tea than squash, and a few years ago I actually banned it. Why? I hear you cry. Well,I have good reason; squash either has loads of sugar, or sweeteners. (Until recently sweeteners were banned for children under five, and we don't know the long term effects, but I do know they make me and my son very ill.)
I am often met with surprise when the children ask for tea to drink. I guess it is seen as unsuitable for children. However, let's look at the facts:
1) Contain antioxidants.
2) Especially green tea contains free radicals, which are known to fight cancer and such.
3) Low in sugar. (As long as none is added, and if you have sweet tooth try Tetley green tea with passion fruit, and add milk)
4) With milk added (I even add it to herbal tea) it I a source of calcium, B vitamins, vitamin D,protein, iodine, and iron.
What's not to love? Especially when we are consuming way too much sugar.

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