The Superfoods Behind 8th Wonder Tea
At 8th Wonder Tea, we provide ready-to-drink teas that are packed with superfood extracts to power your body and mind.
But what are superfoods, and why are they important to include in your diet?
The most basic definition of a superfood is “a food that is rich in compounds, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients considered beneficial to a person’s health.”
Most fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, herbs, and meats are nutritious, but superfoods are extremely nutritious. They are preferred because they help you attain a better overall well-being for the same volume of food consumed when compared to other foods. For example, eating one cup of blueberries is more healthful than eating one cup of pears.
Nutrient-dense superfoods are used as medicine in certain cultures, or to simply enhance overall performance in life. Some research claims they also offer specific health benefits such as helping you maintain a healthy heart, slowing down aging, enhancing your immune system, and preventing diseases such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, diabetes, and respiratory infections.
Our four tea blends combine one or more of the following superfoods to give your body and mind the wellness benefits they need.
All Four Tea Blends
Green and Black Tea prevent the hardening of the arteries according to researchers at the University of Scranton, but the main superhero here is Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. EGCG is a phytochemical that slows irregular cell growth, which could potentially help prevent the growth of some cancers.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and are best for aiding one’s digestion, shedding off pounds, and even boosting one’s energy. It can also treat internal bleeding because of its antiseptic and coagulant properties.
Apples contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of lung cancer, and are a great low-calorie source. Eating apples has been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and asthma.
Ashwagandha, known as “Indian ginseng,” has been widely used to boost immunity of our body, lower cholesterol, restore energy, increase stamina and endurance, and reduce anxiety and depression. The natural antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Beta-carotene have been thought to effectively inhibit the mental effects caused by aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
Ginger has been used for years as a delicious flavoring and an all-natural remedy for everything from an upset stomach to unwanted inflammation. This is just one of the reasons why it makes a great companion with lemon.
Ginseng is an adaptogen which aids the body in dealing with physical, chemical and biological stress; it also regulates the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system and the endocrine system.
Passion Fruit is believed to help alleviate the symptoms of osteoporosis and even improve respiratory conditions, such as asthma. The super-fruit also boasts cancer-preventing properties and is an excellent source of vitamins, especially vitamin C and A.
Rooibos is an herb native to South Africa that is believed to soothe stomach cramps and relieve the pain of infants suffering from colic. The high level of antioxidants strengthen the immune system to fight against future illness.
Yerba Mate Cayenne
Bananas contain significant amounts of vitamins C and B6, are rich in carotenoids, and can increase vitamin A levels in those with deficiencies . The average banana also contains 3 grams of fiber, which helps keep us full and fend off the munchies.
Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin, which is known for its pain-relief and decongestion properties as well as its ability to lower your risk of heart attack and ulcers. The spicy kick improves your metabolism by increasing heat production and oxygen consumption for up to 20 minutes after eaten, and almost 50% of your daily immunity-boosting vitamin A quota is contained in a single, small pepper.