We live in a time when superfoods are the name of the game. Health has never been valued more than it is today and people are constantly trying to find new foods that will make them live, feel and even look better. One of these superfoods is the avocado, and now, you can drink it as a kind of tea.
Whether it be in salads, on rice cakes or in guacamole, avocado is widely regarded these days as a superfood that everyone should make an effort to include in their diet, one way or another. Persea Americana, as it is also known, has come a long way since its Central American roots.
While fans of avocado primarily use them as spreads or as a salad ingredient, some even like to drink the fruit, using it in smoothies and even as baby food. However, the uses for avocado are getting more diverse by the day.
Not only is this fruit full of health benefits, but its leaves are reportedly just as healthy. Many are taking them and brewing them to create a new kind of tea that is not just tasty, but very good for you.
Like many teas, this one does have a naturally bitter taste to it, which can obviously be made sweeter. However, one shouldn’t ignore the health properties that these “tea leaves” possess. Full of fiber, these leaves can help reduce inflammation and cure stomach aches.
Moreover, this tea can reduce cholesterol levels and one’s blood pressure. Not to mention the fact that its low calorific intake will do wonders for your metabolism. Reports show that avocado tea can even reduce chances of type 2 diabetes.
Here’s a basic outline of how to prepare tea with avocado leaves:
1. Wash the leaves.
2. Add 1-2 cups of water and the leaves into a pot. Bring to boil.
3. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Add sugar or sweetener to taste.
5. Strain the tea into a cup and wait until its warm to drink.