Why Chai?

Did you know that one teaspoon of mixed spice contains all the antioxidants you will need in a day? Adding spices enhances the already considerable antioxidant properties of tea.  Chai tea is a simple, affordable longevity booster.


Chai tea has been enjoyed in south Asia for thousands of years, both for its taste and medicinal properties.  Traditionally small amounts of crushed spices are added to black tea, often with milk, sugar and/or honey.  Other spices that can be added to a chai blend in small amounts include ginger, nutmeg, vanilla bean, licorice and black pepper.  Try including fennel seeds for a natural appetite suppressant or add cocoa for a blast of chocolate chai.  Chocolate chai pairs well with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  Chai tea can be enjoyed black or with the addition of some hot milk of choice and a little natural sweetener (known as Masala Chai).  Choose a milk type that agrees with you and avoid cow’s milk if you don’t digest it well.  In India chai might just as easily be made with buffalo milk, known to contain a less allergenic combination of milk proteins.


Dr Leo Galland, author of The Fat Resistance Diet, prefers to make Chai using green tea.  He combines two of the world’s highest antioxidant spices, cloves and cinnamon, in his Slim Chai tea, recommended for stubborn weight problems.  He also adds the exotic flavour of cardamon to the blend, possibly due to its natural sweetness, since for weight loss it’s better to drink your tea black, in this case, green.

Dr Leo Galland’s Slim Chai Tea Ingredients
2 green tea bags
10 cloves
1/4/ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamon
Steep tea bags and cloves in boiling water.
Add cinnamon and cardamon to serve.Serves 3


Read about other antioxidant foods for weight loss as well as how leptin levels can be the hidden cause of weight problems in Dr Galland’s book, The Fat Resistance Diet.


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