By now you should know how much we are committed to creating tea blends with only the most healthy and most flavorful ingredients possible. Today we are introducing an ingredient that many will believe is included for the latter of that promise. Well, you would be wrong my friend. For orange peel is so much more than a citrus-y flavor addition to our Recovery, Power, Performance, Snozberries, and Early Riser Adventure Club Tea Blends, it is also incredibly beneficial in more ways than Vitamin C. Just trying to make our tea as a-peeling as possible. (We groan. Our owner loves 'Dad jokes' and puns and requests at least two per article. Check and check. Our apologies.)
Orange peels most certainly add the great taste of orange and contribute the following health benefits as a bonus. So, enjoy our tea blends and feel good about the fact that the tasty beverage you’re consuming is helping you in so many ways.
Almost all the anti-cholesterol compounds in oranges are found in the peels. These compounds help combat the LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in our bodies that form clots and plaque culminating in clogged heart arteries. What we’re saying is you can have your bacon and eat it too. As long as it’s served with a side of orange peel.
Apart from repelling oxygen free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells, the chemical compounds in orange peels also help inhibit the growth and division of cancerous cells. Once again, we can assert that we are aiding in the fight against cancer. One orange peel at a time.
Prevents and Relieves Heartburn
Research shows that an active chemical in orange peels helps relieve heartburn. Which may help with your morning run after a night of pizza and beer while watching the play-offs.
Vitamin C and Circulation
Orange peels contain high doses of Vitamin C which is known to ward off the common cold, as well as increase blood circulation throughout the body. Yes, those little bits of dried-up orange in your tea is fighting for you on the daily.
The anti-oxidants in oranges, especially vitamin C, may help avert numerous respiratory problems such as bronchitis, colds, flu, asthma, and lung cancer. Pop-quiz time! What aids in running, cycling, workouts, etc. the most? Yes, your lungs! Anything to help those guys out is really going to change the game for you.
So, you see, a Sportland Tea a day… You get the idea.