Another holiday season has come and gone, and all that indulging in heavy food, festive drinks and late night gatherings may have left your body feeling worn down, tired and in desperate need of a detox. Lack of sleep and high inflammatory foods can affect the skin, digestive tract and even your mood. Thankfully, we have just the remedy! Tea has been used for centuries and across many cultures as a great way to detoxify the body and calm the mind. The health benefits of tea are broad, based on the different combinations of ingredients in each unique flavor. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of our favorite teas to help you detox from the holidays and start 2019 feeling healthy and strong.
Detox With Me
Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you. This tea puts all the right ingredients in one package to help undo the damage of poor eating and lack of sleep, allowing your body to cleanse itself of environmental pollutants and toxins that can accumulate over time. The combination of rooibos, nettel, lemongrass, peppermint, rose petals, juniper berries and dandelion root (all organic, of course) creates a delicious, calming flavor while also providing the phytochemical and nutrients needed to help your body stimulate its own healing mechanisms.
Lemon Myrtle Ans Friends
This green tea includes lemon myrtle. What is lemon myrtle? In addition to all the known health benefits of green tea, including that it is an excellent antioxidant, lemon myrtle is also a powerful detoxifier, fighting the effects of pollutants and stress. Studies have shown that lemon myrtle has connective tissue properties, improving lean muscle tissue growth thus helping to reduce cellulite, among other things. Of particular note, it has anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects, which is just what you might need during the cold, post-holiday winter months.
Matcha With Turmeric, Ginger and Cinnamon
Matcha is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Just one teaspoon of this fine organic matcha powder from Kyushu, Japan combined with your choice of water or milk can create a delicious, spicy and antioxidant rich beverage. Additional known health benefits of matcha include that it boosts metabolism, calms the mind, and is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins such as A, C, E, K and vitamin B-complex. Add turmeric and you’ve got yourself one of the best detoxifying power foods out there.
Wellness With Me
This naturally caffeine free tisane herbal tea includes ingredients such as ginger, echinacea, lemongrass and orange peel to boost your immune system and relax the mind, body and spirit. If you’re feeling a little under the weather, warm up with a cup of this tea for a heart healthy, cozy, anti-inflammatory treat that is both delicious and wonderfully aromatic.
Lemon Ginger Oolong
Oolong tea, though not as connected to the word “detox” as green tea, is popular all over the world, particularly in China and Taiwan. Our oolong tea was hand-picked from a tea estate in Darjeeling, 4,000 feet high in the beautiful Himalayas. Studies show that daily consumption of oolong tea can reduce cholesterol, lower heart disease and lower the risk of certain cancers as well as diabetes. Ginger, with its anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory effects, provides a gentle spice to this soothing tea, while Egyptian lemongrass adds a zesty flavor in addition to contributing an anti-anxiety and pain-reducing effect.