However, today amber is valued primarily for the astounding array of fossils preserved inside.As sticky resin was exuded by the trees, animals, minerals, and plant materials were trapped in it.
How to: 1 cup black tea (brewed and cooled to room temperature) 5.3-oz tub nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup peaches (frozen or canned in 100% juice and drained) 5 to 10 ice cubes (less if using frozen fruit, more if using fresh produce)Why it works: This hot, soothing chamomile and apple concoction calms your nerves and relieves stress, easing you into a sweet slumber. How to: Combine ½ cup apple cider and ½ cup water in a mug, and heat for 2 minutes until simmering. Add 1 chamomile tea bag 1 lemon peel slice 1 whole cinnamon stick. (Remove tea bag, lemon peel and cinnamon stick before sipping.)Why it works: This foamy drink (great for breakfast or as a hearty snack) delivers a large dose of potassium, thanks to the canned pumpkin, which can help keep blood pressure in check.That's what this strawberry, lime, cucumber, and mint infused water is for. This drink helps mask vinegar's strong flavor with fresh berries and lemon juice so you can get all the ACV you need. Why it works: Enjoy the sweet and spicy benefits of this drink, which include antioxidant-loaded and collage stimulating lemons, anti-inflammatory ginger, and the all-powerful apple cider vinegar. Why it works: Get all the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric in this iced tea with sweet and spicy cinnamon that complements the earthy bitter flavor of the healthy plant. Although considered a gem, amber is a wholly-organic material derived from the resin of extinct species of trees.Why it works: Ground ginger contains compounds that work in much the same way as many over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and research suggests that vitamin C (found in kiwis and strawberries) can help lower the risk of developing arthritis.How to: 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 kiwifruit (peeled and chopped) ¾ cup skim milk 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp ground ginger 4 ice cubes Why it works: The calcium-rich milk in this festive twist on hot chocolate contributes to strong bones.
Why it works: Potent herbs and spices like mint (hello, fresh breath! How to: Place a lemon-ginger tea bag in 1 cup hot water and steep for 5 minutes.