Your Tea Holiday Donations

Some of you had expressed an interest in Your Tea’s Tiny Tea and now might be the perfect time to order some as YT are donating a portion of each sale between now and christmas day to UNICEF.

People always send me messages asking if x detox is good or if y detox is better and they usually consist of some bizarre mix of things you’d never want to ingest. 
So for those interested why not try something more sensible like this. Your body is designed to eliminate toxins and does a pretty great job of it all by itself but trying something like this (or adapting your diet to look a little more like this) will help it on its way. Lots of fruit and veggies will provide you with (among other things) lots of fiber to help eliminate the nasties quicker.
Adding gelatinous whole foods like chia seeds or aloe will also help. Think of them as a really healthy version of drain-o for your body. They act like a sponge and pick up all the toxins on the way out.

People always send me messages asking if x detox is good or if y detox is better and they usually consist of some bizarre mix of things you’d never want to ingest. 

So for those interested why not try something more sensible like this. Your body is designed to eliminate toxins and does a pretty great job of it all by itself but trying something like this (or adapting your diet to look a little more like this) will help it on its way. Lots of fruit and veggies will provide you with (among other things) lots of fiber to help eliminate the nasties quicker.

Adding gelatinous whole foods like chia seeds or aloe will also help. Think of them as a really healthy version of drain-o for your body. They act like a sponge and pick up all the toxins on the way out.

leanmeantoned:

1. SKIP THE SODA
Plain and simple, soda provides nothing but empty calories, so it’s best to strike it from your diet entirely. Thinking of just switching to diet or low-cal soda? Think again. Studies have shown than the artificial sweeteners in diet soda may cause cancer. So just skip the soda altogether.
2. GO ORGANIC… A LITTLE
Organic food is expensive, but in some cases, well worth the extra expense when you’re trying to detox your diet. There are 12 foods that are so loaded with nasty pesticides and fertilizers and such they’re actually called the Dirty Dozen. It’s worth spending the extra cash on organic versions of these if you want to detox your diet. The Dirty Dozen are: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, grapes, bell peppers, blueberries, potatoes, lettuce, and kale. Note that there are also a number of foods you don’t necessarily have to buy organic, and just need a good washing, and they’re called the Clean Fifteen. They include foods we peel before we eat, like corn, avocados, and such.
3. FORGET FAST FOOD
Did you know that one fast food meal can contain all of the calories you should consume in an entire day? And that most of those calories are from fat? Not to mention that many outbreaks of deadly e coli contamination originate in undercooked or poorly handled fast food… play it safe and healthy and detox your diet by forgetting fast food.
4. BAN THE CAN
Prepared foods can also be very unhealthy, because they’re loaded with sodium and chemical preservatives to keep them tasting fresh and to keep them from spoiling on the store shelf. Prepared foods, like canned pasta and boxed meal kits are the worst offenders, so if you want to detox our diet, ban the can… and the box!
5. GO FOR GRAINS
White bread is not only tasteless and flimsy, it’s also been leeched of its nutrients, literally, with bleach. Yuck! Whole grain bread, on the other hand, is made with the nutrient-rich whole grain (as the name implies) and is not bleached. It’s also filled with fiber, a dieter’s friend, which makes you feel fuller, longer, and aids in healthy digestion. Bonus! So swap your nasty white bread for wholesome, tasty whole grains instead. Instant detox!
6. TEST YOUR WATER
My tap water is tasty, but I recently found out that it’s got unhealthy levels of certain contaminants, so I now use a filtering system. When you think about it, safe drinking water is another great way to detox your diet, because we use it for so much more than drinking… like cooking, cleaning, washing… you name it! If you haven’t done so recently, have your tap water tested, or buy a kit and do it yourself.
7. RINSE WELL
Speaking of water and detoxing, it’s a good idea to wash your hands before and after you handle food, and to wash the food itself before you use it! Rinsing and washing well, and often, will help prevent the spread of nasty food-borne contaminants.

leanmeantoned:

1. SKIP THE SODA

Plain and simple, soda provides nothing but empty calories, so it’s best to strike it from your diet entirely. Thinking of just switching to diet or low-cal soda? Think again. Studies have shown than the artificial sweeteners in diet soda may cause cancer. So just skip the soda altogether.

2. GO ORGANIC… A LITTLE

Organic food is expensive, but in some cases, well worth the extra expense when you’re trying to detox your diet. There are 12 foods that are so loaded with nasty pesticides and fertilizers and such they’re actually called the Dirty Dozen. It’s worth spending the extra cash on organic versions of these if you want to detox your diet. The Dirty Dozen are: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, grapes, bell peppers, blueberries, potatoes, lettuce, and kale. Note that there are also a number of foods you don’t necessarily have to buy organic, and just need a good washing, and they’re called the Clean Fifteen. They include foods we peel before we eat, like corn, avocados, and such.

3. FORGET FAST FOOD

Did you know that one fast food meal can contain all of the calories you should consume in an entire day? And that most of those calories are from fat? Not to mention that many outbreaks of deadly e coli contamination originate in undercooked or poorly handled fast food… play it safe and healthy and detox your diet by forgetting fast food.

4. BAN THE CAN

Prepared foods can also be very unhealthy, because they’re loaded with sodium and chemical preservatives to keep them tasting fresh and to keep them from spoiling on the store shelf. Prepared foods, like canned pasta and boxed meal kits are the worst offenders, so if you want to detox our diet, ban the can… and the box!

5. GO FOR GRAINS

White bread is not only tasteless and flimsy, it’s also been leeched of its nutrients, literally, with bleach. Yuck! Whole grain bread, on the other hand, is made with the nutrient-rich whole grain (as the name implies) and is not bleached. It’s also filled with fiber, a dieter’s friend, which makes you feel fuller, longer, and aids in healthy digestion. Bonus! So swap your nasty white bread for wholesome, tasty whole grains instead. Instant detox!

6. TEST YOUR WATER

My tap water is tasty, but I recently found out that it’s got unhealthy levels of certain contaminants, so I now use a filtering system. When you think about it, safe drinking water is another great way to detox your diet, because we use it for so much more than drinking… like cooking, cleaning, washing… you name it! If you haven’t done so recently, have your tap water tested, or buy a kit and do it yourself.

7. RINSE WELL

Speaking of water and detoxing, it’s a good idea to wash your hands before and after you handle food, and to wash the food itself before you use it! Rinsing and washing well, and often, will help prevent the spread of nasty food-borne contaminants.

- Cardio for general fat loss, oblique exercises and cleaning up your diet. Some of it could also be water retention so up your water intake and cut down on your salt :)
- I’ve tried a few days of juicing and that seemed to help a lot but thats about it really.
- I shave everything but my vajayjay which i always wax and i’ve never had any problems. If you can’t shave, wax or use hair removal creams.. i’d think the only other option is laser hair removal?
- It is flattering and a lot of it could be googled but sometimes the questions catch my curiosity and i end up learning something by looking it up. Anything i know is from asking questions or researching it myself so i can’t fault people for asking things they don’t know. Its a good quality to have!
At times i can’t reply to them all, don’t know the answer or can’t give long, in-depth answers and i get such shitty, abusive messages from people. I’m not sure what they expect since this isn’t my job and they’re not paying me, i don’t owe them anything when they could be googling it themselves. I always do what i can to be polite but its not enough for some people. 
I think because people see i answer a lot of questions they just assume thats what this blog is but its really just things i like or think are useful to share. 
Either way i do get lots of lovely messages or people sending me helpful answers when i can’t answer people myself so thats nice :)

- Cardio for general fat loss, oblique exercises and cleaning up your diet. Some of it could also be water retention so up your water intake and cut down on your salt :)

- I’ve tried a few days of juicing and that seemed to help a lot but thats about it really.

- I shave everything but my vajayjay which i always wax and i’ve never had any problems. If you can’t shave, wax or use hair removal creams.. i’d think the only other option is laser hair removal?

- It is flattering and a lot of it could be googled but sometimes the questions catch my curiosity and i end up learning something by looking it up. Anything i know is from asking questions or researching it myself so i can’t fault people for asking things they don’t know. Its a good quality to have!

At times i can’t reply to them all, don’t know the answer or can’t give long, in-depth answers and i get such shitty, abusive messages from people. I’m not sure what they expect since this isn’t my job and they’re not paying me, i don’t owe them anything when they could be googling it themselves. I always do what i can to be polite but its not enough for some people. 

I think because people see i answer a lot of questions they just assume thats what this blog is but its really just things i like or think are useful to share. 

Either way i do get lots of lovely messages or people sending me helpful answers when i can’t answer people myself so thats nice :)