Since my diagnosis with MS in December 2014 I’ve been attacking living with this auto-immune disorder with all the gumption I can muster. As a part of my holistic health plan, I’m trying to ensure that my body always has a daily dose of antioxidants.
What is an antioxidant you ask?
Well let’s just pull up the handy dandy dictionary.com
Ok, wait what is a free radical?
Ok so if I have free radicals causing havoc in my body, I need antioxidants to stop free radicals from causing harm. This is the easy way I break down science for my brain to understand it.
For those with MS that may be reading this, I found this article in the US National Library of Medicine when I was first doing research on holistic treatments.
“Free radicals have been found in high concentrations within inflammatory multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions. The inhibition of the production of free radicals in PBAMs may represent a new therapeutic mechanism against inflammation during MS.”
In all my research, I found two kinds of tea that are very high in antioxidants. These were and are easy for me to have once a day. I usually crave a hot drink in the afternoon so I’ve been making either Mushroom Chaga Tea or Matcha Ninja Green Tea every day. I usually switch it up and make one and then the other the next day. I’m super excited to let you know that I’ve negotiated discounts on my favourite teas! All of my email subscribers get either 10% off any order from Raw Elements or $5 off a Match Ninja Green Tea web order.
Back in May, I wrote a blog post called “What is Mushroom Tea?” featuring Chaga Tea by Four Sigma Foods. I love the instant packs this company makes and I found a Canadian online retailer that stocks it! Raw Elements is an online retailer with a great mission. Their goal for you is to enjoy the education while shopping for the best 100% whole food, plant-based, organic superfoods geared towards helping your body be the best. They are offering you 10% off everything in the store. They ship to Canada & the United States.
Here is the product page for the Chaga Tea I love.
Matcha Ninja Green Tea: 100% Raw Organic Premium Matcha powder Matcha Ninja is super soluble. I use one small spoon in a mug of hot water every day. They offer worldwide shipping!