Updating cart...

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.


Continue browsing

Wellbeing

The One Detox Drink To Power Up Your Digestion

Article title image

You can have the healthiest diet, but if you’re drinking several cups of coffee or store-bought drinks a day, you could be compromising your digestion and the optimal absorption of nutrients your body needs to thrive.

Cafe lattes, soft drinks, "energy" drinks and sports drinks contain a fair number of calories and can have a cumulative effect on your health and waistline if you're drinking them to excess. While a cup of coffee in the morning will definitely wake you up, it also elevates cortisol – your stress hormone. The caffeine from coffee is absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream, and effects last for around 1 hour. After that, you may notice you start to crash as the caffeine starts to leave your system, leaving you with less energy and a drop in mood. Drinking too much coffee can result in some very unpleasant adverse effects. According to a study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma, "caffeine can cause anxiety symptoms in normal individuals, especially in vulnerable patients, like those with pre-existing anxiety disorders."

 

Drinking too much coffee can result in some very unpleasant adverse effects. According to a study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma, "caffeine can cause anxiety symptoms in normal individuals, especially in vulnerable patients, like those with pre-existing anxiety disorders."

The perfect tea for digestive health

Herbal teas have the ability to warm and nourish the body from the inside out, which is great for soothing common digestive complaints. In Chinese medicine, constipation is thought to result from a loss of heat in the digestive system, so the consumption of tea is recommended to promote gut motility and regular bowel function. Bitter teas help stimulate the production of gastric acid, allowing the digestive system to break down and digest food more effectively. 

Lemon aromatics, as well as ginger, are my favourite tea blends to support digestive health. This is exactly why I created Healthy Chef Lemon + Ginger Tea as it combines the amazing benefits of lemon and ginger aromatics that can help restore and calm digestive function.

Lemon and ginger tea is also a traditional winter remedy for colds and flu and provides a wonderfully spicy and stimulating drink for any time of the day. This is because lemons are a great source of vitamin C and also contains potassium, magnesium and copper. The acids in lemon juice also help with the enzyme functions in the body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins.

Lemon and ginger tea is also a traditional winter remedy for colds and flu and provides a wonderfully spicy and stimulating drink for any time of the day.

THE BENEFITS:

  

Ginger, in particular, is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It is regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucus production.

 

GINGER

Ginger is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It is regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucus production.

LEMONGRASS

Lemongrass contains antioxidants and other potent health-promoting compounds that contain anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. A gentle, natural diuretic, lemongrass also helps support detoxification.

LEMON VERBENA

Lemon verbena is known to support a healthy nervous system, aid in digestion, as well as ease colon spasms. It is a powerful inflammatory which helps calm and de-stress the body.

LEMON MYRTLE

Lemon myrtle is a wonderfully fragrant leaf and a powerful antioxidant known for its relaxing effect. It can also help improve concentration and promote better sleep.

LEMON PEEL + LEMON JUICE

Lemon contains powerful antioxidants called bioflavonoids which have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, helping to improve blood flow, immunity and digestive health.

LEMON BALM

Lemon balm creates a sedative, calming effect which helps promote a more restful sleep. Its scent is known to energise and uplift the senses.

 

 

Lemon and ginger tea is also a traditional winter remedy for colds and flu and provides a wonderfully spicy and stimulating drink for any time of the day. This is because lemons are a great source of vitamin C and also contains potassium, magnesium and copper. The acids in lemon juice also help with the enzyme functions in the body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins.

 

Drinking a cup of lemon and ginger tea after a large meal will take away that full feeling and aid in digesting food. It also helps to relieve constipation, keeping the bowels working properly, leaving you feeling healthy and energetic.

HOW TO BREW

If using loose leaf tea like Lemon + Ginger, use 2 teaspoons per 250mls in a tea strainer or fine mesh strainer. Brew for 2 - 3 minutes in water at 100 C. You can brew multiple infusions with this tea so it can last a full day... all you need to do is add water!

How to make iced tea

Follow the hot brew method and let the tea cool for several hours or overnight. Then just pour the tea over ice to serve. You can also add fresh ginger, slices of lemon and fresh mint leaves to enhance the flavour.

There are plenty of other teas that help to enhance health and wellbeing. If lemon and ginger is not your cup of tea, you can read about the many benefits of other herbal tea blends in What Tea Is Best For You?

Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 11.55.56 am

 

Partners in health