Beneficial Teas for the Body

Tea is a wonderful drink as it comes in a plethora of flavours and textures to go with your mood and what you are craving. As a huge tea lover, I am usually drawn to a traditional black tea, such as an Orange Pekoe or an Earl Grey. However, since my years in university, to control my caffeine intake and to do some good for myself, I got into herbal teas that have positive benefits for the body.

Over the years, I have learned about the following teas, what their benefits are, and in terms of taste, they are delicious and smooth:

SPEARMINT TEA

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Spearmint tea (in its pure form) is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and key nutrients. It helps digestive issues by relaxing the stomach muscles and reducing symptoms of nausea. Spearmint also helps to regulate hormones that cause acne and unwanted facial hair. You can drink spearmint tea hot or cold – it is refreshing both ways.

ACAI BERRY TEA

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Acai Berry tea is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, omega fats and fiber. It acts as a weight loss aid by acting as a natural appetite suppressant. Acai Berry contains fatty acids that help to lower cholesterol, reduce glucose levels and dilate blood vessels. Its nutrients help to boost the immune system, cleanse the body of toxins, and helps to prevent cancer.

VANILLA TEA

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Vanilla tea is loaded with essential B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. It is soothing to your throat when you have a cough, helps to naturally calm pain of a toothache, and can effectively bring down any inflammation. Also an interesting tidbit – in ancient times, vanilla has been regarded as an aphrodisiac.

CHAI TEA

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Chai tea is derives from an old Indian blend of herbs and spices that helps to preserve health and increase peace of mind. It has powerful antioxidants that help destroy free radicals, promotes positive digestion, and provides a richer flavour that helps one to replace that one morning cup of coffee or a second cup of coffee with a chai tea.

What is your favourite type of tea? Have good suggestions of teas that are beneficial for your body? Please share it with us!

Friday Flick – Valley Girl

What:  Valley Girl valley-girl-movie-poster_7793

When:  1983

Who:  Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, and Michael Bowen.

What’s the story:  Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city or the place they label Hollywood.  They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

Where:  California… or as they say in the movie, The Valley.

Why it’s amazing:  This movie is a cute, wholesome chick flick with a cute love story. It is also fun to see Nicholas Cage at a young age and starting to carve out his own niche as a movie star. Valley Girl is also a pure definition of 80s. For any 80s fanatic, it is incredible as it showcases the best (and the worst) styles and trends of the decade.

What is bad about it:  The movie is super cheesy, not going to lie. However, for anyone who LOVES the 1980s movies and chick flicks, this film is pure gold. The music, the fashion, and the catch phrases scream of this colourful decade.

Wonderful scene in the movie:  The final end scene at the prom. I can’t say why because it will give away the ending, but I LOVE it.

Fun Fact:  This is the first movie in which Nicolas Coppola is billed as Nicolas Cage.

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To see the previous Friday Flick post on Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day movie picks, click HERE

Fashion Week Survival Supplies

This week is World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto and the whole city is buzzing with showcasing designers, wannabe designers, media, PR people, fashion fanatics and more, looking to get a preview of what’s in store for this year’s fall-winter seasons. As a fellow PR professional who is helping to represent 8 designers (yes, I said 8 designers) at Toronto Fashion Week this year, I have created a list of must-have items that are helping me to stay made-up, connected, and healthy during these five days of fashion fun.

Here are the items on The Domestic Peach’s Fashion Week Survival Supplies list (all needed and compact to fit in your purse or computer bag):

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1) Bath and Body Works pocket-sized hand sanitizer – Keeping your hands clean in any fashion situation.

2) Elizabeth Grant Skin Care‘s Light Up Your Lips in Soft Pink – Hydrating your lips and adding a dash of subtle colour.

3) Tangle Teezer Compact Styler in Gold – Smoothing and styling your hair in any situation.

4) Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets – For prepping your skin for any photo close-ups.

5) Tide to Go Stain Removing Stick – You never know.

6) Poweradd Portable cell phone charger – Full battery power to return emails, send texts and taking amazing photos.

7) Quo Liquid Liner in Black – Long-lasting pop of liner for your eyes.

8) Cold-FX Daily Defense – Take a couple to keep your immune system up.

Hello again, Spring!

“Come and let us seek together, springtime lore of daffodils, giving to the golden weather, greeting on the sun-warm hills.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

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