A FEW TEAS THAT CAN HELP YOU TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS…

Cinnamon is a great addition to your diet as it lowers blood sugar levels. They suggest you only have one teaspoon to help lower your blood sugar level.

Cinnamon is a popular spice, especially for baked goods and desserts. Aside from its distinctive aroma, cinnamon is believed to help lower the blood sugar level, making it suitable for obese patients who are at higher risk of diabetes. However, consumption should be limited to one teaspoon per day, as excessive amounts can result in liver problems.

The website Livestrong says whether or not you take your coffee with cream and sugar, milk and honey or with nothing at all, cinnamon tea is a simple, healthful beverage that many enjoy. Cinnamon tea has a sweet, spicy flavour as well as significant health benefits. To prepare this tea, boil a 3-inch piece of cinnamon stick in 1 1/4 cups of water for 15 to 25 minutes, and then let it steep and rest for another 15 minutes. Or, mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with hot water and stir. One gram of cinnamon equals 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or 1/2 cinnamon stick.

Failing that there are a number of Cinnamon Teas you can buy like Pukka Teas Organic Three Cinnamon Tea Bags, Holland and Barrett Yogi Organic Cinnamon Spiced Tea or Rooibos Ahmad Cinnamon Tea.

Green tea is one of the most well-known types of tea and is linked with many health benefits.

It’s also one of the most effective teas for weight loss. There is substantial evidence linking green tea to decreases in both weight and body fat.

Another study writes Healthline found that people who consumed green tea extract for 12 weeks experienced significant decreases in body weight, body fat and waist circumference, compared to a control group.

Black tea is a type of tea that has undergone more oxidation than other types, such as green, white or oolong teas.

There are many different types and blends of black tea available, including popular varieties like Earl Grey and English breakfast. Several studies have found that black tea could be effective when it comes to weight control.

One study of 111 people found that drinking three cups of black tea each day for three months significantly increased weight loss and reduced waist circumference, compared to drinking a caffeine-matched control beverage.

Source: Healthline, Livestrong

THE GREAT RAINBOW BAKE, HELPING RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RAINBOW TRUST CHILDREN’S CHARITY…

Help raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity which supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. We all love baking so why not bake and raise money for such a worthy cause at the same time.

There are an estimated 86,625* children in England with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. This number has trebled over the last 17 years and is rising. Thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis. Their Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to these families and children.

Life doesn’t always go to plan, but we won’t let that stop us. Bake on your own and donate, get together with others and plan a traditional bake sale (if you can), or go virtual and have a bake party on screen! There are so many ways you can have fun and raise vital funds to help families with a seriously ill child when they need it, now more than ever.

When you sign up you will get…

They have everything you need to make your #GreatRainbowBake a success. Get your (oven) mits on these handy resources by signing up today:

  • Bake sale posters and social media icons
  • Invitations and e-invites
  • Cake labels
  • Bunting
  • Rainbow recipes

…and more!

They will send you a downloadable pack to get started and other goodies over the coming weeks to help make your baking and fundraising a piece of cake.

If you are able to, you can hold a traditional bake sale within your community, school or workplace. Alternatively, you can promote and sell your bakes from your doorstep, your garden or even by delivery, involving neighbours, friends, and anyone you know who might be isolating. Charge a small donation per bake, or ask people to donate to your JustGiving page.

If you’ve rather go virtual and have become a dab hand at a zoom party, simply host a virtual bake party online with friends and family from all over the country, and even beyond. Set up a JustGiving page and then go live on social media or invite participants to a video call. Ask for donations to your page and hold competitions and games. 

Or, simply bake at home for yourself or with your family and then donate what you can to show your support. Whether it’s mastering a new recipe, or perfecting one you already know, there’s nothing like pulling a home-baked cake out of the oven!

When the world seems a bit crazy it’s a great way to relax and unwind.

For all the details and links head to the Rainbow Trust Website.

Source: Rainbow Trust