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DESCRIPTION: Rooibos (red) tea may reduce stress levels by suppressing adrenal gland function. Nettle tea is mineral rich but may have estrogenic side effects. I’m sorry this video had to be cut at the last minute from the volume 12 Latest in Nutrition DVD (http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/01/07/new-nutrition-dvd-to-help-make-your-resolutions-more-resolutee-proceeds-to-charity/)—I ran out of room!
My go-to herbal tea is hibiscus. See the previous video, Herbal Tea Update: Hibiscus (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/herbal-tea-update-hibiscus/), and an earlier one, Better Than Green Tea? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/better-than-green-tea/) Mint would also be an excellent choice: Antioxidants in a Pinch (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidants-in-a-pinch/).
That micrograph of the nettle spicule made me think of the Migrating Fish Bones (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/migrating-fish-bones/) video—I think I’d take the nettles any day!
The fact that so much nutrition leaches into the water in nettle tea is a reason we don’t want to boil greens unless we’re making soup or something where we’re consuming the cooking water. See Best Cooking Method (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/best-cooking-method/) for more tips on preserving nutrients.
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