In the introduction we used the word "habit" not by chance. When something becomes a habit, it is often done without thinking, without paying attention to the pros and cons, and therefore without evaluating the consequences of an incorrect consumption of certain substances, which, as in the case of tea and coffee, are exciting and have a effect on nerves and mood because of caffeine and theine.
The coffee as is done in the country, the espresso or mocha is very concentrated and should not be drunk many a day.
Il Cappuccino, coffee with hot frothed milk, is a must for breakfast at the el paesena, able to combine theenergy of coffee to feeling of satiety given more by a not easy digestion due to the combination, than by a real nutritional supply.
Same thing goes for the latte and, to a much lesser extent, for the macchiato; while the coffee with alcohol at the end of a meal, it helps to degrease the mouth from complex and meat-rich meals.
Tea is a healthier habit but it too can easily turning into a form of addiction, especially if you exceed three cups a day and if we talk about tender.
Can we change these habits into something healthier? Here are the alternatives to tea and coffee.
Mint tea with calendula
Anyone who has been to Morocco knows how good and useful the Mint tea, a typical recipe of the Arab world.
There are several versions, a pure infusion of strong mint sweetened, with lemon juice or without, with the addition of spices or not, documented with honey or cane or beet sugar, or with a base of black or green tea.
The most popular version pervades theuse of black tea, to which 5 to 10 are added after boiling rametti of fresh mint for 5-10 minutes.
A slight sweetening will make the drink healthier and give us the opportunity to enjoy it several times during the day.
If you want to taste it cold, then it is worth considering the idea of adding a little lemon juice, which with mint and tea creates a combination of the most appreciable flavors. To this we are going to add dried marigold flowers.
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Chinese tea with cardamom and sage
Chinese tea is a form of herbal tea that Chinese emigrants to Indochina use to drink after dinner, before relaxing and going to bed. In a cup with a filter we will put
> one dose for one person of green tea,
> 2 cardamom seeds,
> a couple of dried sage leaves,
> then finally add boiling water for 5 minutes.
The result is pleasant even without sweeteners of sorts and, although green tea purists turn their noses up at these changes, cardamom gives one refreshing note in the mouth, which after dinner is really pleasant, and the sage gives a marked aftertaste, perfect for relaxing in silence and in good company on the sofa.
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If you are unable to give up coffee, this form of caffellatte Vegan, which generally serves as both hot and cold cappuccino, is a tasty one recipe from tropical and subtropical countries, where being light and not getting hot with a heavy digestion is essential.
Take one dose of mocha coffee pouring it into a tumbler glass, then adding coconut milk and, to taste, ice.
The result is pleasantly sweet, energizing, the coffee and coconut combination it is truly sublime; there is just to be careful do not overdo it and do not drink more than two a day.
Coffee with cane and orange juice
Also with coffee, it is customary to drink moles countries of eastern Russia and in various Chinese locations, where people love to dine while always drinking hot drinks.
The sweetest cane juice will be used to stretch one cup of coffee left to infuse with dried orange peel.
The final result is at the same time: forte because of the coffee, which excites the nervous system, Dolce e palatabile thanks to the glass of cane juice, useful for cleaning the oral cavity from oils and fats and theirs digestion thanks to the essential oils extracted from the citrus peel, which give a really pleasant touch to this sweet coffee.
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