Okinawa Sunrise

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The Japanese Island of Okinawa is considered to be one of the healthiest places in the World.  A long happy and healthy life is attributed to Bitter Melon fruit.  The average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86 and for a man is 78
This unusual looking fruit resembles a cucumber with a warty skin.   The fruit and leaves of the bitter Melon plant contain several vitamins, including vitamins A and C and the B-complex vitamins — water-soluble vitamins that are leached from the plant when you brew bitter gourd tea.  This is a delicious blend with Peppermint  !!  Overall, it is believed that compounds in bitter Melon improve glucose management and might lower your risk of developing diabetes or help regulate your blood glucose if you already have the disorder.

What is it?

The fruit of the bitter melon plant resembles a small, bumpy cucumber and is used as a food and, along with its seeds and leaves, as an herbal remedy. The plant, which is also known as bitter gourd, cerasee and balsam It is most commonly found in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. its origins have been traced back to the Indian subcontinent and began to spread more than 600 years ago.  Bitter melon is actually a member of the same family as s squashes, melons, and gourds, which is why it has three distinctive names, depending on where in the world you are eating this herbaceous vine.

Biological Activity

The fruit and leaves of the bitter gourd plant contain several vitamins, including vitamins A and C and the B-complex vitamins — water-soluble vitamins that are leached from the plant when you brew bitter gourd tea. Bitter gourd also contains a number of natural compounds with biological activity, including alkaloids, glycosides and triterpenoids. It also provides linoleic acid, an essential, omega-6 fatty acid and oleic acid, a healthy, unsaturated dietary fat. Compounds called vicine, charatin and polypeptide-P that affect how your body manages carbohydrate nutrients are also found in bitter gourd.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

Bitter melon is best known for its ability to lower blood sugar, but never self-treat diabetes with bitter melon or any other herb

Pregnancy

Bitter melon is contraindicated in pregnant women

Peppermint tea is a delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health  in a number of ways, due to its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath, aids in weight loss and boosts the immune system. Its impact on the digestive system is considerable, and its base element of menthol is perhaps the most valuable part of its organic structure.

The scientific name of peppermint is Mentha piperita, and is actually a cross between water mint and spearmint. It is native to Europe, but its popularity and wide range of uses has made peppermint a global commodity. The strong, mentholated flavor and antibacterial quality of peppermint tea make it an ideal way of improving your breath. The antibacterial element kills the germs that can lead to halitosis, while the menthol overwhelms the foul smell and leaves your breath fresh and clean!

Organic Okinawa Sunrise
INGREDIENTS  Organic Bitter Melon and Peppermint.
Infuse for a full 3 minutes

 

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