Green Tea Chicken Noodle Soup
Immerse the tea bags in the hot water for 3-5 minutes before removing and discarding.
Pour the green tea and chicken stock into a medium sized saucepan and add the garlic, ginger, soy and fish sauces.
Bring the liquid to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Taste the broth and season with a little salt if needed.
Add the mushrooms, chicken and noodles to the pan and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through and the noodles tender.
Cut the bok choy in half lengthways and add to the pan for the last few minutes of cooking.
Distribute the chicken, noodles and vegetables between 4 bowls and then pour over the liquid.
Sprinkle with coriander leaves and shallots to serve.
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Let’s give thanks
Appreciating what we have, rather than despairing over what we don’t, is one of the keys to a happy and healthy life. We take a look at a few things for which to be grateful.
HEALTH IN A TEA CUP
Here’s to a pick-me-up that’s truly good for you. Sitting down for a cup of tea can be a tiny oasis of calm in the middle of a stressful day. And when you fill your mug with Red Seal Green Tea or Red Bush Tea you get an extra shot of antioxidants – just three cups a day are enough to yield a therapeutic dose. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which can damage the body and lead to illness, hence a diet full of antioxidants is one of the best ways to improve your health. Bonus: if you drink both teas (Green and Red Bush), that’s even better as you are getting a mix of different antioxidants. Let’s be grateful for such an easy and delicious health boost.
AN EASY RESET BUTTON
We’re fortunate to live in a country where good food is plentiful – but sometimes we’re guilty of overdoing it. For those times when your digestion needs some TLC, we’re lucky there’s Red Seal Activated Charcoal to the rescue. It’s made from medicinal-grade carbonised coconut shell which acts as a sponge to absorb substances (such as toxins and bacteria) in the large and small intestines before passing harmlessly through the body. This simple treatment can be your go-to first-aid treatment for upset stomachs and it’s also a lifesaver for irregular bowels and even food poisoning.
THE POWER TO CHANGE
While big health issues may have the power to overwhelm us, the good news is that we have the ability to fight back. Winter is not far away and with the change of seasons often comes unwellness. But it’s possible to strengthen your own immunity. As well as eating an optimal diet and staying in shape, there are some simple products that can help your body resist illness. Olive Leaf, Vitamin C and Zinc, B6 & Magnesium are Red Seal’s special trio of resistance builders. It’s so easy to start the family on these at the first sign of a sniffle – or, better yet, before it even happens!
A NAME YOU CAN TRUST
At Red Seal we’re thankful for our history and legacy. The company was founded in 1923 by English naturopath William Anderton, who operated from a small shop in Symonds Street, Auckland. Today we are still family owned and operated. We love being a New Zealand company and making products such as toothpaste, which was formulated right here by one
WRITE DOWN YOUR THANKS
One simple way to be happier is to start a gratitude journal. Every day take a note of the big and small things you appreciated. Soon it will become second nature to look on the bright side and get a well-being boost.
By Julie Fergusson, Red Seal Naturopath
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The Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea is often said to be one of the healthiest drinks available today. Thought to help with anything from regulating body temperature to aiding digestion, it’s not hard to see why. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, providing maximum anti-aging and other benefits if you drink 2-4 cups every day.
What is Green Tea
Originating in China, green tea was used for medicinal purposes throughout Asia for almost 4000 years, and has since become a favourite in the Western world. In fact, it is the second most popular drink around, after water, due to its numerous health benefits.
The traditional way to drink green tea, unlike most teas, is on its own. It can be sweetened with honey, but if brewed correctly it should have a robust flavour that needs no improvement. For a strong taste without any bitterness, it is recommended that you let water cool for 30-60 seconds before pouring, so as not to burn the tea leaves. Leave the teabag to draw for 3-5 minutes depending on personal preference. If you find the taste to be bitter, allow the water to cool for a little longer, or remove the teabag earlier. Green tea can be served with a mild snack, such as rice crackers, and is best enjoyed between meals, as is can reduce your appetite.
The Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea has numerous reported health benefits. It can boost metabolic rate, helping you to digest food faster, and can reduce the risk of heart disease. It has also been shown to contain high levels of flavonoids, which can have anti-aging, anti-allergenic, anti- inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-diarrheic properties. Green tea has also been thought to help with certain types of cancer. On top of all this, it can even reduce the likelihood of depression and contribute to managing psychological distress.
Our Green Teas
The original green tea. Filled with antioxidants, and with no added flavours, this classic is pure and great for you, aiding digestion and cleansing your body. Click here for more info.
Lemon and Ginger Green Tea
This combination of pure green tea and lemon with a warming dash of ginger can cleanse your body, boost digestion, and can even help settle your stomach. It’s also the perfect way to increase your intake of antioxidants. Click here for more info.
Lemon and Peppermint Green Tea
Blending the taste of green tea with the zesty flavour of lemon, and a cool refreshing touch of peppermint, this is an exciting new tea from Red Seal. As with all our green teas, it is great for digestion, and a boost of citrus helps with your immune system. Click here for more info.
Zesty Orange Green Tea
By mixing the rich taste of green tea with orange and jasmine, we’ve created an energising tea that cleanses your body while boosting your immune system. It also contains extracts from the blackberry leaf, giving it a healthy dose of nutrients and antioxidants. Click here for more info.
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