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Lemon & Lime Glazed Chicken

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2
Immerse the tea bags in the boiling water and allow to infuse for 3-5 minutes before removing.

Step 3
Place the chicken pieces in a single layer in a large roasting dish. Dissolve the honey in the tea and then drizzle over the chicken. Add the garlic to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4
Cook for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, turning several times during cooking.

Step 5
Serve the chicken sprinkled with sesame seeds and spring onions with lime wedges alongside.

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Raw Energy Salad

Step 1
Immerse the tea bags into the water and leave to infuse for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea bags, squeezing out excess liquid and then discarding.

Step 2
Combine the cabbage, kale, carrot, red onion, celery and beetroot in a large serving bowl.

Step 3
Add the seeds and cumin and toss to combine.

Step 4
Mix together the tea, orange juice, mustard and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5
Drizzle dressing over the salad, sprinkle with mint leaves, toss and serve.

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Blueberry, Blackcurrant and Thyme Ice Pops

Step 1

Pour the water into a jug and add the tea bags, sugar, lemon juice and thyme leaves. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

Step 2

Remove the tea bags after 5 minutes, squeezing out excess liquid.

Step 3

Allow the tea mixture to cool and then pour the liquid into 8 ice pop moulds.

Step 4

Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

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Raspberry, Strawberry & Cucumber Sparkling Tea

Step 1
Pour the water into a jug and add the tea bags. Leave to infuse for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea bags.

Step 2
Pour the soda into the jug with the tea.

Step 3
Add ice to 4 tumblers and then top with the sparkling tea.

Step 4
Distribute the berries, cucumber and mint amongst the glasses.

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Garcinia Cambogia – A slimmer’s advantage

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“Diet” is a four letter word that most of us shudder at when we realise that we have gained a few extra pounds. The thought of dieting is often connected with feelings of self-deprivation; doing it hard… going hungry, being moody, craving something sweet or naughty and feeling deprived when you can’t have it, but feelings of failure if you succumb to the temptations. All these things can lower your ability to stick to any weight management programme. Those that are steadfast and the most self-controlled of us can stick to a diet and reach our goal weight, but what if there is a little support to help overcome these obstacles?

This is where the advantages of a small pumpkin shaped citrus fruit from Indonesia can help! Commonly used in Indian cooking and chutneys, Tamarind (also known as Garcinia Cambogia) with the active component hydroxycitric acid (HCA), has increasingly become a popular weight management aid all over the world. Research has shown that this fruit can help with stress levels, support healthy levels of “the happiness neurotransmitter”, help manage appetite and sugar cravings and help the body metabolise fat.

HCA supports healthy levels of a vital enzyme Citrate Lyase. Our bodies naturally convert food calories we consume into energy. Extra calories than what we need is stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen. Glycogen is the reservoir energy reserve ready to use when the body needs it. When the reservoir is at capacity then the brain will signal to us that we have had enough and we get a sensation of fullness after eating. But overeating when full, will result in the body producing fat from carbohydrates and turning these extra calories into fatty acids and cholesterol. HCA supports reduced action of the enzyme ATP-citrate lyase, helping normal fat metabolism and healthy cholesterol balance of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.

HCA also helps manage appetite and supports healthy levels of your brain’s serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that gives an increased sense of wellbeing. Low levels of serotonin can result in feelings of worry and despair; triggering many into behaviour that creates emotional or reactive eating. By supporting healthy serotonin levels, HCA supports good mood and lessens the drive to react to stressful situations with food. Serotonin is also an important precursor to melatonin – the neurotransmitter that is vital in sleep regulation. Getting enough sleep is also shown to be important in weight management.

As you eat less, your body releases the stored fat in your fat cells for energy. Because Garcinia Cambogia extract is a fruit and not a chemical, it is all natural with few known Garcinia Cambogia side effects. But some people have experienced dry mouth, or digestive disturbance.

Garcinia cambogia is a great product to use if extra will power is needed, if belly fat is problematic, if stress, or sleep and overall mood needs some support while dieting. But Garcinia Cambogia is best used in conjunction together with a diet rich in whole, natural foods.

  • Supports healthy fat metabolism
  • Supports appetite management
  • Supports good mood
  • Supports belly fat management
  • Supports sleep
  • Helps manage sugar cravings
  • Help decrease stress levels

We use Garcinia Cambogia in our Body Right Tea range and our Fit Protein – Shaping Vanilla.

*Always read the label and only take supplements and herbs as directed and if you are taking any medication please check with your health adviser. Endeavour Consumer Health Ltd, Auckland

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Exotic Explosion

Step 1

Pour water over tea bags, and leave to steep for 5 minutes in a 2 litre container.

Step 2

Add coconut water and leave to steep for another 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags.

Step 3

Add chia seeds, tumeric, sliced lemon and mint, and stir well.

Step 4

Pour into glasses and add ice before serving.

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