Bloated? Belly Fat? Extra Weight? Drink These Teas 3X A Day And Watch What Happens To Your Waistline
You may not know it, but your body is a lean, mean detoxifying machine — all on its own! Every day your body has to process and detoxify hundreds of chemicals and compounds that you come into contact with. Everything you eat, drink, breathe, or put on your body has to be processed and sorted out by your body’s main detoxification organs.
Unfortunately, what can end up happening over time is sometimes we put our bodies into “toxic overload” — where we can’t keep up with the high amount of different toxins we have to process. This can lead to different symptoms of toxic build-up that leave us not feeling our best. To avoid reaching this overloaded place it’s important to remember that we can choose cleansing foods and herbs on a regular basis to help support our organs of elimination.
Main Organs of Detoxification:
All of our organs work together to process and eliminate waste however a few organs do the majority of the heavy lifting:
Liver: Our liver is a superstar when it comes to detoxifying, and largely why most detox tea blends include herbs that support and cleanse the liver. You can picture your liver kind of like a big sponge, helping to mop-up, process and neutralize almost all compounds we eat, breath, drink, and absorb including most medication and of course alcohol. Lungs: Every time you breathe in you bring in a mix of different compounds and potential toxins or pollutants into your body and bloodstream. Our lungs help us eliminate CO2 as waste. Kidneys: Our kidneys act as another filtration system to help the body naturally cleanse and eliminate waste in the form of urine. Skin: Skin is our largest organ, and every time we sweat we help the body detoxify and eliminate waste materials. GI tract/Bowels: A healthy digestive system means going to the bathroom regularly and eliminating waste effectively. When things get backed up or we aren’t able to excrete waste on a regular basis we can run into health issues — if you’ve ever experienced constipation, I’m sure you are well away of this! One of the most simple detox tips you could continue each day is to remain super hydrated to cleanse toxins and waste from the body.
Aim to drink 2 liters of water a day, which includes fruit and vegetables with a high water content, and herbal teas. Herbal teas offer an abundance of health benefits including cleansing properties which provide powerful anti-inflammatory action within your body.
Combine all tea ingredients together in a teapot, tea bag, or strainer with 2 cups boiling water and steep for 3-4 minutes. Serves 1-2 but we love combining more of each ingredient into a jar to have our own blend on hand to drink throughout the day. You can enjoy 2-3 cups/ day with food or away from food (your preference!), and add a squeeze of lemon to brighten the flavor. Detox Tea Recipe #2: Featured Herbs
Oolong Tea Similar to green tea (derived from the same plant), oolong tea leaves are thought to help promote weight loss by boosting metabolism as well as contains a higher amount of antioxidants. Oolongs come in several varieties and are only partly oxidized, meaning they’re only exposed to the air for a short period of time. Black teas are fully oxidized, meaning that even if a tea is 99% oxidized, it’s still considered an oolong. Ginger root Ginger acts as a circulatory stimulant, warming, promotes blood flow throughout the body. Ginger also acts as a good digestive aid to help soothe an upset stomach or nausea. Cinnamon Warming and fragrant, cinnamon has strong research showing its benefits at controlling blood sugar levels while also reducing stress and inflammation. Cinnamon can also help with weight loss by keeping cravings in check! Lemon Juice Rich in vitamin C and a great digestive aid, adding lemon to your tea will help the process of elimination among a long list of other health benefits. Lemon in warm water is well known for its healthy, long list of benefits. Honey Honey (especially Manuka honey) can have powerful antibacterial, and immune stimulating properties. It can also help soothe a sore throat and benefit the digestive tract. detox tea recipe
Teatox Recipe #2: Spiced Oolong Tea With Honey, Lemon and Ginger
In a small teapot combine all ingredients with 2 cups of boiling water in a tea bag or strainer and let steep for 5-6 minutes This tea combination is best made fresh and enjoyed straight away. You can enjoy 2-3 cups/ day best enjoyed away from food