You’ve heard of a detox, but an even better solution to cleansing your body is a teatox. A detox is a process that rids the body of excess waste that builds up from consuming foods containing toxins and heavy metals. Excess toxins can reduce energy, slow metabolism and result in weight gain, cause bad breath and poor skin conditions.
Undergoing a detox helps to remove free-radicals and toxins and contributes to effective anti-aging and improves your feelings of wellbeing. Detoxes are often extreme, but you don’t have to live on green smoothies for the next week to see positive results. All you need is a little exercise, some healthy food and tea. That’s right! You heard me… tea. Tea has amazing medicinal properties depending on the plants from which it is made and can offer a plethora of health benefits.
Benefits of a Matcha Detox
- Matcha tea is packed with anti-oxidants which help fight free-radicals in the body.
- It improves metabolism which helps you to burn fat.
- Matcha bolsters your immunity so you are better able to fight disease and infection.
- Anti-oxidants called catechins in matcha help prevent cancer.
- Matcha is packed with L-theanine, an amino acid which helps with neurological activities so you can focus better.
Using Tea to Detox
Your morning matcha tea will help to rehydrate you, kick-start your metabolism and help you to relax and focus. Replacing the lost electrolytes and vitamins is the key to a successful morning cup of tea.
In addition to your morning cup of tea, focus on exercise, drinking eight glasses of water and eating a healthy, natural diet during the day. This will help you to rid the body of toxins.
Your evening tea detox regimen should help to get rid of waste. Your evening tea should contain senna leaf, a herb that has a gentle natural laxative effect. You can make your own tea from dried senna leaves and other complimentary ingredients which improve taste and also help to cleanse the body of waste like dandelion, nettle, liquorice root and dried orange peel.