Detoxifying the body naturally of toxins has grown popular. Drinking tea in the morning instead of coffee is no longer just for the British. Different teas each morning can add a detoxifying benefit to healthy lifestyles. 

Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh (pronounced POO-air) tea is a Chinese black tea. Pu-erh tea, also known as “puer” or “red tea” is made in Yunnan, China. Like most teas, pu-erh tea has many benefits which aid in lowering cholesterol, promotes weight loss and improves mental alertness. 

Though Pu-erh tea tastes earthier than most teas, it comes in different flavors like chai, ginger and strawberry.

Dandelion Tea

A gardener’s worst nightmare but a healthy lifestyle’s healthiest addition. Dandelion tea has an acquired taste but has detoxifying benefits. Dandelion tea also helps an upset stomach, intestinal gas and joint pain. It is used to increase urine production and also replaces a laxative to increase bowel movements. Dandelion tea is known for its natural anti-inflammatory agents making it great for after workouts.

Roasted root dandelion tea by Traditional Medicinals seeped in hot water and fresh lemon juice is the best way to cut the acquired taste.

Green Tea

All hail the queen of teas! Green tea is constantly in health news as the next big, because it is. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that does the body good. 

Green tea has natural caffeine and oftentimes suggested as a coffee replacement. The caffeine in green tea is known to improve brain function, boost metabolism and antioxidants that may protect against cancer.

The point of most detox teas is to clean your system out and lose weight at the same time – green tea leads to weight loss and reduction of abdominal fat. Try Lipton or Bigelow’s Green Tea hot or cold and reap the benefits.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is known to support a healthy liver and help cure colds, stomachaches, migraines and fatigue. Ginger tea has the dual ability to awaken and soothe the body. Also try adding ginger into Thai and Asian inspired dishes to get a little extra ginger in your diet.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory which provides relief to sore muscles. A cup of ginger tea after a workout will relieve soreness according to a study published in “The Journal of Pain” in 2010.

In women who have heavy menstrual cycles have been known to find relief from ginger tea. In a study published in “BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine” in 2012, those who were given ginger tea three times day were less likely to experience painful abdominal or back cramping.

For fresh ginger tea, slice ginger and seep in hot water for a few minutes. With fresh ginger root, you are able to control the amount of ginger you intake.

These teas naturally detox but too much of a good thing can be bad. Make sure you speak to primary care provider before start to incorporate a great abundance of any detox tea into your diet. Remember with detoxes, it is important you switch up what you eat and your exercise regimen. 

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