Toxins can cause havoc in our bodies, making us feel lethargic and preventing organs from functioning properly. One way to rid the body of toxins is by drinking organic teas. Organic herbal teas are able to flush out toxins and cleanse the system so you’re functioning optimally. Here is a guide to basic ‘teatoxing’ that will help you to rid the body of all those summer toxins and get you ready for the fall.
Your teatox should include a morning tea that replaces electrolytes and vitamins and contains high levels of anti-oxidants. The evening tea should be a colon cleanse which helps to eliminate toxins from your body,
Matcha Morning Tea Detox
Matcha makes the perfect morning tea to replace vitamins and get you ready for the day. Matcha has both relaxing properties, which will help with the morning rush, as well as L-theanine which will enable you to stay focused for hours.
One cup of Matcha Zen Tea has the same effect as drinking 10 cups of regular green tea. That’s because you drink the whole leaf rather than just steeping the tea. Benefits of matcha tea:
- Incredibly high levels of an anti-oxidants called catechins which combat free radicals in your body.
- Catachins help to prevent cancers.
- Matcha tea helps prevent heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels.
- Matcha tea helps increase metabolism and burn fat by increasing thermogensis from 8 – 10% to 35 – 43%.
- Contains high levels of an amino acid called L-theanine which helps improve focus and other neurological activities.
Other great morning tea additives include acai berries, ginseng and ginger. Turmeric is a wonderful way to add a little spice and boost your metabolism and your immunity. Get a great recipe for matcha ginger turmeric tea here.
Colon Cleanse Detox Teas
The evening tea will gently work on your colon overnight so that you are able to rid your body of all the toxins you have collected over the summer months. Natural herbal teas containing organic senna leaf is what you are looking for. Senna leaf has mild laxative properties which are gentle and safe.
Add fiber, nutrients and ingredients to your tea blend that will help to increase the efficacy of your cleanse while adding some flavor too!
- Dried orange peel
- Dandelion plant
- Nettle leaf
- Lemon grass
- Liquorice root
Remember when you are cleansing to drink at least eight glasses of water every day and eat healthy, fresh foods. Moderate exercise can also help to augment the effects of your cleanse.