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Mother's tea cup: Papaya for aiding weight loss

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I never thought I would have gained the amount of weight I have over the years. I know that part of it was to do with stress, while the other probably has a lot to do with digestive difficulties.

Weight problems are often related to digestive complications, gastrointestinal distress, constipation, and waste stagnation. A good first step to weight regulation is to get one’s gastrointestinal system in fit shape. Everything works better when the processes of digestion, assimilation, and elimination of wastes are more stabilized.

When it comes to digestive disorders, papaya is one of the best teas. It contains enzymes for healthy digestion assimilation of nutrients, including the powerful papain to digest milk proteins, and one for starches. It also counters acidity which eases gastrointestinal distress, acid reflux, indigestion, and constipation. Papaya is 16th century remedy for gastrointestinal distress, and it’s still one of the best.

Now, when it comes to making this tea, I prefer to buy from a company that sells it already in a tea bag and that’s because I did not have any luck in being able to buy the papaya leaves. At http://www.iherb.com, one can purchase 24 tea bags of papaya leaf from Celebration Herbals for less than $6.00. Use this coupon code, BER298, and save $5.00 at checkout.

The following are suggestions for making and/or enjoying this tea:

  • Use good water, which is an essential part for brewing a great cup of tea.
  • Take time to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of sipping tea are the calmness and ritual surrounding it.
  • Papaya is a delicate herb and is more potent when not exposed to extremely high temperatures. So that one’s tea has its maximum medicinal properties and flavor, be sure that one’s water is slightly cooled from the boiling point when one pours it over one’s tea.
  • For medicinal tea, be sure to use one tea bag per cup of hot water, cover and steep for 7 to 12 minutes. This is known as the infusion method.
  • If one desires a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one tea bag per cup of hot water. Pour water over teabags, cover, and let steep 3 to 5 minutes to taste. Yum!
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