A cup of hot tea on a cold day or when you’re feeling under the weather can be just what the doctor ordered. But tea can do so much more than warm you up and soothe your throat — especially if you know what to buy. With hundreds of tea options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which type of tea best fits your health and nutrition needs. How do you know which one to take off the shelf or put into your online shopping cart? If you're looking for a tea for metabolism, look no further than this guide. 

Naturopath Dr. Pina LoGiudice is here to help, specifically in the area of weight loss. According to an evidence-based article on Healthline, green tea can be a great tool in your weight loss regimen because it may increase your ability to burn fat. Dr. LoGiudice recommends green tea as well, along with three other teas – oolong tea, mint tea, and an herbal tea blend with fennel seeds, lemon peel, and a bay leaf – to help you lose weight by curbing cravings, boosting your metabolism, and helping to keep you full. Refer to her suggestions below for teas to add into your daily diet to help you feel less bloated and even make your skin look great, too.

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Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!