Electrolyte Tea

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Medical reports are increasing regarding the number of people who are suffering health problems and heart damage due to not getting enough potassium in their diets. Potassium is found mostly in raw, uncooked foods and the majority of the public simply just does not eat enough unprocessed fruits and vegetables to get the RDA of 5000 mg of potassium daily. Reports show that the average person does not even get 2,000 mg of potassium daily. Electrolytes play a huge roll in providing energy to the body. The four major electrolytes are calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. This tea will give you an even electrolyte boost that is much healthier for the body than a sudden jolt caused by energy drinks.

This tea is not big on taste, but it is big on vitamins, minerals, and supplies more electrolytes than Gatorade.
1C alfalfa leaves and flowers
1C dried nettle leaf
1C dried oat straw
1/2 C crushed rose hips

Mix above dry ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid and store in a dark kitchen cupboard. When ready to have tea, use 1 Tbsp of this mixture for 1 cup of hot or cold tea. The above recipe makes enough for several cups, so it can easily get you through a week or more. If you want to sweeten it, using unrefined, unfiltered raw honey is best.

Optional: You can ad hibiscus, dried fruits or berries, mint or other herbs to boost up the flavor a bit. Flavored with fruits, it makes a good iced tea or cold beverage to take to work and replace sugar-laden sodas with.

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