Shift your body into detox mode!
Hard-to-digest food, insufficient physical activity and lack of hydration are the most common unfavourable habits that many of us repeat every winter. When you realize that you have accumulated a few extra pounds over holidays, that you feel sluggish and often have a cold, the body is actually protesting against the resulting condition. Then there is one solution - detox!
Cleansing the body is a process by which the body naturally gets rid of toxins. The body does not need detox or cleansing only when harmful substances such as alcohol and tobacco are ingested, but every day because everything we consume on a daily basis contains a certain amount of harmful substances. Experts advise spending one day of fasting before detoxification, for instance, drink only water and herbal teas one day. It is necessary to take in about three litres of fluid a day in soups, juices, teas and clean water. Made from flowers, roots, bark, stems, herbal teas cleanse the intestines and liver, promote digestion, help get rid of stress and restlessness, boost immunity.
Cure post-holiday body depression with teas. The best teas for detoxifying the body and improving digestion are at your fingertips. They are hidden in the fruits that you normally consume, only you may not have known that.
Green tea is obtained from the tea plant (camellia Sinensis) and is often referred to as the healthiest type of tea. It is made from fresh leaves and contains substances that boost up metabolism. Rich in antioxidants that can not be found in fruits and vegetables. It improves metabolism, helps with high blood pressure, protects against stroke and heart attack, and prevents the onset of diabetes as well as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
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Rosehip fruit tea is another one from the list of the best detox and digestion teas. Containing vitamin C and antioxidants, rosehip tea is recommended for strengthening immunity and detox, especially during colds and flu. When consumed, rosehip tea reduces the level of free radicals, due to its anti-inflammatory properties it helps with urinary tract infections and is extremely good at preventing colds and various viral infections. At the time of detox, it is especially good because it stimulates urination and purifies the blood.
"Fiery" flavoured ginger tea is known for its ability to improve digestion providing a feeling of satiety, helps fight flu and various viruses. As a powerful antioxidant, ginger root tea can also improve circulation as it relaxes the muscles around the blood vessels. To get the perfect full-flavoured tea, all you need to do is pour 1 cm of grated root with 200 ml of boiling water and wait for about 10 minutes. If you still prefer ready-made teas, we have one that will delight you.
Nettle tea is another detoxifying ingredient. Nettle contains proteins and fats, and the minerals calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, vitamins C, A, B2, B5, K, beta carotene, tannin. Revered as the best plant for cleansing and purifying the blood. It has a positive effect on the pancreas and helps lower blood sugar. Relieves inflammation of the urinary tract and stimulates bowel function. If you prepare tea from freshly picked nettle, chop about 50 grams of leaves and cook them for about 15 minutes in a litre of water. Leave it to stand for eight hours, before consuming it. If you are using dried nettle, prepare it like any other herbal tea: put dried nettle in boiling water and leave for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Cinnamon tea is one of the most effective ways to regulate blood sugar levels. In addition, cinnamon creates a feeling of satiety, prolonging the time in which you feel full. The longer you feel full, the less you will eat and thus the easier it will be to detoxify the body. In case of too much sugar in the body, the liver turns it into fat. Cinnamon serves to break down that sugar and encourage the body to use it as an energy source rather than to store it as fat. Cinnamon tea is easy to make. Simply dissolve the cinnamon powder in a little hot water and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of health.
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