It’s been known for a while now that Herbal Tea can have many positive benefits for general health and is also a great aid when looking to lose weight. What most people don’t know is why it’s good for you and what areas of health it can help with.
The aim of this post is to highlight 5 benefits that you may not have been aware of before and to give you an insight into just how good for you herbal tea can be. These 5 benefits are:
- Calming stomach and digestive system
- Cleanses the body
- Reduces appetite
- Boosts metabolism
- Increases energy
Calming the stomach and Digestive system
Herbal teas are a great aid when it comes to soothing any aches and pains associated with stomach or digestive issues. The slight raise in temperature can help ease cramps and there are also plenty of types of herbal tea recommended for those who suffer from IBS and other similar symptoms.
While Mint herbal tea is generally recommended for stomach cramps, fennel tea is often recommended to aid with reducing bloat and excess stomach gas.
Cleanses the Body
Herbal Tea naturally aids the body’s toxin removal process and also provides the benefits that come from increasing water intake. The increased water helps to hydrate the body and flushes out toxins at an increased rate.
One of the most popular benefits of drinking herbal tea is the decrease in appetite. This is one of the reasons it is a popular slimming aid is often a substitute for fizzy drinks on these kinds of diets. Drinking herbal tea before a mean can also help to reduce the amount of food you consume and can help satisfy your hunger without adding any calories.
Drinking herbal tea early on in the day provides your body with a kick start and can really help to boost your metabolism. Studies have also shown that the increase in temperature can also cause a spike in metabolic rate meaning any activities you do burn of more calories that usual!
Increase in Energy
Herbal teas have also been reported to help boost your energy levels, take a look around at some of the herbal teas on offer to find one that suits you.
All of these benefits combined can really add up to a healthy alternative to traditional teas or coffees, not to mention the decrease in sugar intake from cutting these beverages out. So why not introduce herbal tea into your diet and start feeling healthier today!
This is a post by Leon from Hambleden Herbs, a supplier of herbal tea and other organic herbs and spices