How To Beat A Nasty Cold This Winter

Anyone who is self-aware realises these symptoms when they rear their ugly heads, but instead of just grabbing a tissue box, there are ways to help alleviate the nasty byproducts of the flu virus and nip them in the bud.

Lei Cha’s holistic approach to health and wellness is steeped (pun intended) in ancient Chinese traditions. When coupled with modern-day science, you give yourself the absolute best chance to beat the winter flu, so keep reading if you want the know-how!

Rest and de-stress

 

There’s a deep mind-body connection and these work intrinsically when it comes to fighting off a cold. Even if you’re feeling tired, overworked or sad, these emotions can bring your immune system down so much so, that you can fall victim to the lurking flu. If you feel a cold creeping up on you, listen to your body. Get all the sleep that you’re physically able to. No more late nights. Getting a solid handle on your stress will do you a world of favour, as stress also pumps up the level of cortisol in your body, which will deplete your immune system quicker than you can stop it. Take a bath, go for a light walk, try some meditation. These are all scientifically proven to reduce stress.

Drink up

It’s no fun to have to blow your nose while you’re at work or if you’re walking around, so staying hydrated is key to getting rid of this gunk. Fluids play a vital part in helping your body fend off and beat nasty flus that make their way around in Winter. Lucky for you, Lei Cha has the perfect Healthy Me Restorative Tea mix to help not only rehydrate but to actively fight off the flu. This brew draws on more than 2500 years of traditional Chinese medicine. Codonopsis pilosula has been said to boost the immune system, treat weakness and even help with noticeable heartbeat palpitations. Our mix is blended with green tea, goji berry, ginkgo seeds and boosts harmonious energy flow of energy and the restoration of yin-yang balance.

Head over to our shop if you’d like to have a look at what else we have on offer to help you get your body back to the best version of itself.

How to finally get a good night’s sleep

You’ve tried meditation, and you turned off your phone an hour earlier, but it still isn’t helping. What you need is a nighttime routine that helps release neurotransmitters to make you sleepy.

Enter herbal tea. Drinking tea before bed can be a great way to soothe your soul, relax your mind, and help you drift off to sleep – it’s just a matter of drinking the right kind. Packed with caffeine-free, herbal and healthy ingredients, Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date is not only delicious, it can also effectively prepare you for a restorative night’s sleep.

Let’s have a look at Dreamy Date’s recipe for sweet dreams:

Red dates – otherwise known as Jujube fruits

Jujube’s high saponin content means it acts as a natural sedative and has a soothing effect on rattled nerves. Packed with flavonoids, phenols and antioxidants, the fresh jujube fruit has 20 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits. It is also dense in manganese and iron and boasts 18 out of the 24 essential amino acids.

Soybean

Studies conducted at Tohaku University in Japan show that isoflavones found in soybeans have the potential to alleviate the effects of insomnia. There’s also evidence that the estrogen-like compounds found in soy can help postmenopausal women get a better night’s sleep.

Black Sesame Seeds

Sesame contains stress-relieving minerals such as magnesium and calcium. It also contains amino acid tryptophan that helps produce serotonin, which improves your mood and helps you sleep better by restoring more regular sleeping patterns.

Apart from these key ingredients, Dreamy Date includes black turtle beans, adzuki beans, barley, kidney beans, millet green peas, oats and other natural ingredients. It’s packed full of all-natural goodness to keep you happy, healthy and well-rested at night.

It’s really not surprising that sleep doesn’t come easily to everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies like Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date that are designed to help improve sleep patterns so you can have the best start to your morning!

How To Get Glowing Skin in Winter

Winter induced dry skin can lead to cracking or even bleeding and indoor heat further draws moisture out the air, as do hot showers or baths.

The good news is that these conditions can be managed with proper care and maintenance.

Use lukewarm water

You might feel like you’re having the time of your life during a steamy shower but your skin isn’t. Hot water strips away natural oils from your skin leaving it parched and dull. Wash your face with lukewarm water to maintain a healthy glow around the year, but especially in winter.

Moisturise!

Moisturising right after you wash is crucial to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep moisturiser readily available, especially if you’re having a shower at the gym or even at work.

But be cautious of the moisturiser you use – some moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients that can further dry and damage your skin. Choose a formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter.

Take antioxidants and Vitamin E

You’ve probably heard your doctor discuss the health benefits of taking vitamin E, which include boosting your immune system, preventing stroke-induced brain damage and protecting against certain cancers. But vitamin E oil can also work wonders when it comes to your hair, skin and nails.

Wait, do you like to sip a hot cup of tea during cold winter nights?

What if we told you that could sip away to glowing skin?

Apart from Vitamin E and other ingredients, Lei Cha’s Zing Skin Tea features a nourishing blend of black sesame, barley, chickpeas, goji, ginkgo, four kinds of beans and more.

Is Zing Skin Tea a part of your winter beauty regimen?

Time for a Tea Change

There is no denying, it’s a busy world we have created, we are bombarded with advertising for junk foods, alcohol and other things we wouldn’t dream of putting in our mouths. But for many people convenience and price outweighs the long term health benefits.

The problem lies in the goal of the system. The current goal of the food industry is generally making money as fast as possible. Whereas the goal of the food industry should be to benefit the health of the people consuming the foods over the long term.

Imagine what could be done with the money saved by the government in public health costs. If the general population consumed healthier foods, society as a whole could benefit immensely.

Lei Cha’s goal is to provide people with a genuine healthy choice. It’s a combination of ingredients that have proven health benefits. Used by the Hakka people from China for centuries for many traditional benefits. Lets take a closer look the Mindful Green Flavour.

The ingredients of the Hakka Mindful Green Tea are as follows, click on each ingredient for a link to more information –

  • Non-GM soya bean – The key benefits of soya are its high protein content, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre.
  • maize – diabetes management and prevention of chronic heart conditions, lower blood pressure
  • barley – improved digestion and weight loss to lower cholesterol levels and a healthier heart
  • rice – provide instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels
  • green tea 8% – helps weight loss, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, boosts brain function, lowers risk of developing cancer
  • black turtle beans – extraordinary antioxidant benefits resulting from their high concentration of anthocyanins
  • black sesame seeds – anti-aging properties, lowers risk of developing cancer, healthier bones, stabilize blood pressure
  • adzuki bean – aids in weight loss, optimize digestion, detoxify the body, lower blood pressure and increase energy
  • sorghum – improve digestive health, build strong bones, promote red blood cell development
  • millet – improve respiratory health, boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and improve the muscle and nerve health.
  • green peas – anti-aging, strong immune system, prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis
  • oats – slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite, reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • white navy beans – loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum
  • buckwheat – may boost heart health, reduce blood pressure, aid weight loss, and help manage diabetes
  • chickpeas – improve digestion, prevent heart diseases, stabilize blood pressure levels
  • yam – may improve brain cognition, help improve heart health, great for keeping the hair and skin vibrant and strong
  • gingko biloba – strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities and an ability to improve circulation
  • soy milk powder – can help improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of many postmenopausal problems
  • cane sugar – contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and iron

    Lei Cha ingredients
    Just natural ingredients high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

As in all of Lei Cha’s pestle cereal Teas, the ingredients are perfectly balanced to enhance the health benefits and produce the perfect flavour.

Just keep stirring to make sure you get every last bit before the end of the cup! Enjoy