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Detoxifying Teas: Nature's Detoxifying Gift - Articles Surfing
There are all sorts of teas available on the market that's supposed to help 'detoxify' your body. Walk down any aisle in your local grocery store, and you'll find hundreds of different teas. There are many pros to tea (when compared to soda and carbonated drinks), but there are some cons as well. We'll go over tea basics and what to expect.
In the world of tea, what you pay for is usually what you get. Only the best all-natural unbleached hand-picked teas can truly help detoxify your cells. Otherwise, you're only putting more chemicals into your body that will add harm instead of help.
When shopping for tea, look for teas that are hand-picked. Otherwise, you risk metal contamination, as metal harvesters are used by many less expensive tea companies. Also, make sure whatever tea you buy doesn't use bleach to brighten their tea bags. Only natural fibers should be present, and if you can find it, pure tea leaves are best.
Some teas are better than others for detoxifying the body. Teas that contain dandelion are some of the most potent liver detoxifiers available. Not only does it detoxify and boost the liver, dandelion also boosts blood detoxification. Milk thistle is another liver booster, and it serves to protect the liver from further damage. Dandelion with milk thistle is the ultimate liver detoxifier and protector.
Peppermint tea is commonly available, and helps detoxify the bloodstream. It improves circulation, which improves your body's detox efficiency. Echinacea has a similar effect on the lymphatic system. Echinacea purifies the lymph nodes and forces toxins from your lymph into your bloodstream for excretion.
For your skin, ginger root and garlic are the most potent detoxifiers. Consuming these teas prior to exercise will maximize the detoxifying effects in your skin. You can also use it in everyday drinking because it ginger and garlic both force toxins to the surface of your skin. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and you can use this to your advantage to detoxify yourself.
Teas are great because they are easy to make and you can take them anywhere. Milk">All you need is your basic tea bag and hot water. There's also such a diverse selection of teas that there's definitely something for everyone. Tea also has health benefits on top of being an effective detoxifier. Tea contains beneficial antioxidants called polyphenols that has been shown to be a powerful anti-cancer agent. These polyphenols also help reduce cholesterol and may even help lower your risk of heart disease.
Some of the difficulties surrounding tea include choosing the right tea for you, proper brewing and proper enjoyment. When choosing teas, you must make sure you know what herb you want and that you buy only high quality leaves. For maximum health benefit from your tea, you must brew it properly. Proper brewing is accomplished with complete submersion for three to five minutes. Any less than that and your tea will not have any health benefits. Finally, when drinking tea, it's important not to use milk or sugar. The casein within milk can bind to beneficial antioxidants and herbs, which negates the health effect of tea. Sugar is simply bad for you.
When you choose the correct tea and enjoy it properly, your body will get an instant detox boost. Tea is processed quickly in your body through your digestive tract, and its effects are almost immediate. This aids your body immensely and over time, the benefits of tea only compound.
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