How to Use Various Teas to Detoxify the Body
Until recently tea was the favorite drink of almost the entire world as a recreational drink. People felt the freshness that came from drinking tea. Still, tea is one of the most popular drinks across the world; but now, people are more attracted to its health benefits. It has been found that tea contains plenty of antioxidants, reduces cholesterol, helps in reducing the chances of serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and promotes healthy living. But the main benefit is tea detoxifies our body. Let’s see how various types of teas can be used for detox.
Teas are of various types and all have their own health-giving properties including antioxidant properties.
Rooibos tea belongs to South Africa and is popular since 1772. It is found as both – green and red rooibos tea, and is delicious besides being healthy. Rooibos tea contains lots of antioxidants, so it detoxifies our body by removing free radicals. It also purifies our skin and treats skin diseases like eczema, rashes, sunburn, dry skin and irritation. Antioxidants in rooibos tea protect liver and also repair it if it is damaged already. This tea also detoxifies your upset stomach by the virtue of its content called quercetin which reduces stomach inflammation. It also eliminates excessive fat and brings about weight loss (provided, you should drink it without sugar). It also strengthens immunity and thus reduces chances of cancer.
If you are seeking solution to your caffeine craving, white tea is probably the best answer. White tea comes from the same plant as that of green tea, i.e. Camellia sinensis but white tea leaves are picked up at a much younger age than that for green tea. Just like its all other healthy cousins, white tea is also loaded with antioxidants and is a natural cleanser for the human body. It strengthens our immunity, can prevent the development and progression of diseases like heart disease and cancer, and improves brain function. It also detoxifies body off excessive bad cholesterol and boosts cardiovascular health. Obviously, it helps in weight loss too.
Green tea has become famous all over the world for its detoxifying properties because of its high polyphenol contents. Polyphenols are potent antioxidants that may treat various health conditions. The specialty of green tea (amongst all healthy teas) is its most potent antioxidant content called EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. ECGC and other polyphenols in green tea act efficiently against free radicals and stops development and progression of many serious as well as common diseases, like various types of cancers, liver diseases, digestive tract issues, genital warts and more.
Peppermint tea is famous as a colon cleanser. It is made of herbs and spices which act synergistically, and bring about health and taste. It contains peppermint, senna leaf, cardamom, Cascara sagrada, fennel seed, cinnamon, spearmint and papaya. So, you can easily understand why it is so healthy. All these herbs and spices are great detoxifiers. They cleanse our body from various pollutants that enter our body through air, water and food, and are stored inside due to lack of fiber in our diet, excessive caffeine, sugar and alcohol, lack of exercise, excessive stress and antibiotic abuse. Peppermint tea throws out all these toxins and cleanses our body.
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