With our End-of-Summer-detox on the way, it is only fitting that we tell you about the great teas that can help anyone on a detox.
I, myself, detox every three months. It is a physical and mental detox where I do hot yoga everyday for a month, honouring gratitude or love, and I streamline my diet. I don't drink alchohol and avoid unhealthy fats.
These are the teas that I drink throughout my detox, how and when I drink them and their benefits.
1. Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is a deep red colour. It is meant to be steeped for 3-5 minutes. This tea has been linked to lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and clearing the liver of saturated fats (the bad fats). I drink this in the evening an hour after dinner.
2. Ginger tea
Ginger Tea is a golden colour. It is meant to be steeped for 2 minutes, no more than 3 minutes as ginger can be strong on the stomache. Ginger tea has been known for centuries to help with the digestive tract by helping to regulate the biomes. I drink this tea in the morning when I wake up, instead of lemon water. Lemon water is too acidic for me. If it is for you, I recommend drinking this tea too.
3. Dandelion tea
This sounds strange, I know but this tea is derived from dandelion greens and is known for it's amazing benefits. These greens have been linked to detoxification of the liver, promotion of blood cells and increase of mineral intake. I recommend an hour of lunch. As, most of our bodies absorb nutrients the most in the middle of the day.
4. Lavender tea
Yes, you read right! Lavender tea! It's one of the latest phenomenons and it is one that is worth all the craze. Lavender has been shown, scientifically, to reduce stress. Which, is great on a detox as we want to alleviate any stresses or disruptions to the nervous system while you are cleaning out your blood system and organs. I recommend alternating the evenings that you drink this tea and hibiscus tea. So, drink it every other night.
5. Mint tea
This tea is made from dried mint leaves. In the aromatic world, mint is synonymous with cleansing and refreshing, definitely well-suited for our detox. Drink mint tea throughout the day if you feel like being refreshed and feel like your energy levels are depleting. You can also replace mint tea with coffee.
Join us on September 4th for our End-of-Summer detox. Sponsored by KindGirlco and UltimaReplenisher.