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How These Teas Can Improve Your Gut and Digestion

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It has been a known phenomenon in Chinese history, that green tea has many health benefits but, what about other teas?

Over the years I have become in love with teas, specifically herbal teas. I have had such success in healing my body by drinking tea. Whether it is green tea or chamomile tea, I have learned incredible ways it can heal the body.

In this post, I share all the health benefits of drinking tea. I am not a doctor nor a health care specialist but I do share and know personally how tea can heal the body. Thus, in this post, you can learn the many health benefits tea has to offer you, specifically your gut and digestion.

Peppermint Tea

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For years, I used peppermint tea as a bloating savior. I actually talk about this a little more in detail in my Most Effective Anti-Bloating Tricks and Remedies Post.

As a matter of fact, I never actually understood or knew why it helped my gut so much but it made me feel great! Every morning, I started to drink it with the hot lemon water and then after meals. Then, I started to find that I wasn’t getting that ‘bloated’ look I had usually had, had after eating big meals.

Not until later I learned that peppermint tea is known as a gut healer! It has been used to help people with heartburn, IBS, stomach pains and cramps; and greatly improve digestion. The reason why it is known as a ‘gut healer‘ is that the peppermint itself helps settle the stomach by relaxing the muscles in the digestive system. By doing this it improves the flow of fluids within the body and can alleviate any stomach pains (including menstrual cramps). 

Lemon Ginger Tea

lemon ginger tea

This is probably more obvious than the rest. Lemon and ginger are known digestive aids. Ginger itself is used to calm the stomach, has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to speed up your metabolism.

According to reboot with joe, Ginger helps the digestion primarily to “Help to reduce bloating, flatulence, intestinal colic, IBS and poor digestion as it stimulates digestive acids and secretions thus supporting the digestion of food and nutrient absorption and assimilation.

Lemon, on the other hand, is filled with vitamin C, phytonutrients and fiber. All three of these provide benefits to your gut. Where vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps inflammation in the gut and boosts the immune system. It acts to naturally balance the bacteria in the microbiome.Where if you’ve read my post on Most Effective Anti-Bloating Tricks and Remedies you know that there are trillions of bacteria’s in the stomach, both good and bad. Having an equal amount of the good and the bad is extremely important to your overall health.

Hence, lemon and ginger tea is great to have regularly to improve not only digestion but to maintain your gut health.

Green Tea

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Green tea is usually known for its metabolic abilities. It helps to speed up the metabolism and we all know it’s healthy, but what about helping digestion? There are many studies that prove green tea can help digestion and I personally have found it has helped me as well. Green tea is another that holds natural anti-inflammatory agents along with anti-microbial properties.

There is an essential micronutrient called Polyphenols that is a naturally occurring compound found in plants. It has positive effects on a number of different areas in the body. Where in the gut, polyphenols act as a prebiotic-type substance. This means that they increase the number of healthy bacteria in the gut.

I have always recommended drinking green tea (or peppermint tea) first thing early in the morning. It helps with bloating and speeding up the metabolism. Whenever I was on a cleanse or any type of a diet, I always had green tea first thing. I found myself losing weight quicker and feeling better throughout the day. Make sure to check out, the 6 things you need to know before losing weight. Where I talk about how tea in the morning has enabled me to shed those extra pounds!

If you’re looking for an amazing organic green tea, here is one of my favorites. Organic Green Tea – Variety Pack – 80 Tea Bags – 20 of Each Flavor (2 grams each) by Kiss Me Organics I find the organic tea’s a lot better and the brands more trustworthy.

 

 

Oolong Tea

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Oolong tea is one of the more rare teas. Not very many restaurants carry it and not very many people have heard about it. Only those tea connoisseurs know about it and even, know the benefits of it.

For centuries oolong has been used with the known benefits it has for hair, skin, nails, and heart. Now, with more studies conducted on the tea, we have been able to see that for those not sensitive to caffeine, oolong can greatly help the gut and digestion.

According to the LifeHack.Org, tea alkalized the digestive tract, reducing inflammation. Because oolong tea is antiseptic, it can clear the bad bacteria in your gut as well mildly help with bloating.

Here is another one of my favoritesHimalayan Flowery Oolong Tea Leaves (50 Cups), Hand-Picked Oolong Tea Loose Leaf, 100% NATURAL Detox Tea, 3.53oz, Weight loss Tea & Slimming Tea , A Perfect Everyday Loose Leaf Oolong Tea, Healthy Tea

 

 

Kombucha Tea

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Kombucha is the new and upcoming tea everyone is talking about. I’ve seen it in all the health food stores and all over social media.

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is filled with probiotics, enzymes, and antioxidants. These are all things that will drive your gut to become healthier and your digestive system running better. 

Kombucha has actually been around for over 2000 years and some say it is as equally good for the body as green tea!

The only problem with some store-bought kombucha is that it can contain a lot of sugar… While there are some that contain 4 grams of sugar (which is equivalent to 1 teaspoon) and that isn’t too bad. On the other hand, I have seen some that contain 20 grams of sugar.

If you’re looking for a kombucha tea to improve your gut or digestion, try finding one with the least amount of sugar. Sugar is one of the primary things that are causing gut issues! It is important to stay away as much as possible when it comes to sugar-filled kombucha when healing the gut.

Here is great Kombucha Making Kit! I recommend making it at home so you can control how much sugar is used. It takes about a week! Here is one of my favorite kombucha making kits. Kombucha Brewing Kit with Organic Kombucha Scoby. Includes Glass Brew Jar, Organic Kombucha Loose Leaf Tea, Temperature Gauge, Organic Sugar and More!

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How have you found tea’s affect your digestion? Please let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your feedback.

Lots of love,

Annie Bri

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