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Stimulate your metabolism and jump start your weight loss program with a delicious tea that will help you weigh way less!

Chia seeds come from Salvia hispanica, a sage plant that grows in Mexico. Aztec warriors who needed a source of energy and highly-concentrated nutrition used chia as a survival ration. One tablespoon of chia seeds reportedly sustained them for 24 hours. Chia promotes weight loss due to its appetite-suppressing ability.

Guggul may support healthy weight loss due to its ability to stimulate thyroid hormone production. One of the components of guggul, guggulsterone, is a natural steroid complex that is responsible for the thyroid effect. Guggul can be used to treat obesity and elevated cholesterol.

Caralluma is an effective weight management herb. Controlled clinical trials on caralluma have clearly demonstrated that it suppresses appetite by inhibiting the hunger sensory mechanism of the hypothalamus. Caralluma inhibits fat synthesis by blocking the formation of acetyl coenzyme A and malonyl coenzyme A, which are the building blocks of fat synthesis. Caralluma also increases burning of fat by the body, making more energy available.

Green Coffee Bean Extract has been found to promote weight loss. Caffeine from coffee promotes the release of fatty acids from stored body fat, while the chlorogenic acid assists the liver in processing fatty acids more efficiently. The combination of these factors contributes to weight loss.

Goji Berries have so many health benefits that they are actually considered to be an herbal supplement. People who consume goji berries on a daily basis notice benefits such as better eyesight, great hair color, improved libido, improvement in mood, more quality sleep, and higher energy levels. Dried goji berries are an excellent way to improve your health while enjoying a tasty treat!

Serves: 2

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Ingredients

(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 1⁄2 cup spring water
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 carrot
  • 1⁄2 medium beet
  • 1⁄2 red bell pepper
  • 1⁄2 cucumber
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sea dulse
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp kelp granules
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
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