How are we celebrating World Health Day? With a tea detox to get you glowing from the inside out. There are definitely times when we’re not eating right or staying hydrated (Saturday nights, anyone?). So it’s nice to do something to balance out those moments when you’ve overindulged, overworked or overpartied. And when you’ve got your trusty teapot handy, detoxing doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. It can be as simple as drinking a few extra cups of tea a day! So why not hit the reset button, sip away those toxins and give yourself a little extra Tea-L-C.
This one-day tea cleanse is a great first step to feeling like a million bucks – and getting all the antioxidant and immune-boosting benefits tea is known for. While we can’t guarantee miracle results, at least we can promise all the teas taste great.
Want to start fresh? Try swapping out your morning coffee for green tea. It’s the perfect way to get that caffeine hit you’ve been craving and help kickstart your metabolism for the day. Filled with antioxidants, vitamins and all-around goodness, green tea is a staple for gym-goers and healthy types.
Want to take your morning detox to the next level? Get in on the matcha action. This trendy green tea powder is packed with mega health benefits. When you drink it, you’re actually consuming the entire tea leaf… meaning you get every last drop of antioxidant and energizing power the leaf has to offer. Plus its high chlorophyll content makes it a great detoxifier. Even celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Ansel Elgort and Ashley Olsen are jumping on the matcha train!
It’s time for your afternoon detox treatment! When the 2PM doldrums roll around, it’s all about choosing ingredients that help your body digest and purify to get rid of that beached-whale feeling (you know the one we’re talkin’ about). Meet two of our favourite staples:
Fennel seeds: Soothing and known for their ability to help relieve bloating and indigestion. Fennel also happens to help gently remove toxins while still finding the time to taste great. Who can argue with that?
Ginger root: This comforting spice is popular in many cleansing programs. It’s thought to help detoxify the body by stimulating digestion, circulation and sweating. Having tummy troubles? Ginger may help cleanse the buildup of waste and toxins in the body.
After an entire day of cleansing, it’s time to rest up and catch some Zs. This is where rooibos comes into play – a South African superherb known for its health properties. Caffeine-free and rich in minerals, rooibos may help reduce stress and provide a good night’s sleep – a vital element of detoxing. Why? It gives your body time to restore and repair itself (another reason to get a full eight hours of sleep!). Get ready to wake up the next morning to a bright and shiny new you.
Planning on doing a tea detox this weekend? Let us know how it goes and what your favourite detox tea is in the comments below!
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