Honeysuckle tea to lose weight & stay healthy

Move over green tea, because honeysuckle is the new king of teas! With the winter fast approaching and flu season upon us this tea is all you need to keep your family healthy this season. Honeysuckle has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to cure all kinds of respiratory, digestive and viral problems for years. Now a recent study conducted by the Nanjing University in China determined that honeysuckle cooked in the form of tea protects the body from virus, bacteria and infections.

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Honeysuckle is considered the herbal penicillin because it has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Because of its capabilities to fight inflammation and aid digestion, honeysuckle tea is ideal to lose weight. It's considered a natural laxative because it cleans the intestines and helps you go to the bathroom easily. When your digestive system is "oiled" and moves continuously it's better for weight loss and to boost metabolism. The food won't stay in your gut for long!

Honeysuckle is considered a natural cleanser, helps detox the liver and restore its function. In tea form, honeysuckle is a diuretic, which works like magic for the kidneys and helps you shed pounds because it makes you pee. You can find honeysuckle herbs, extracts, oils and even capsules in any health food store.

Instructions: Simply find some Japanese honeysuckle flowers and boil them in water. Wait five minutes or so and drain the liquid. The taste is similar to jasmine tea, but a little more flowery. If you need a little sweetness, add a couple drops of agave or honey. Drink two cups a day, preferably before every meal so it can get your body ready before the food arrives.

Let me know how you liked this delicious tea and make sure to have it handy this winter. You'll notice a change in your weight, skin and health. I'm in love with this tea and I'm sure you are going to love it too!

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