As the weather in Australia starts to cool down, we find ourselves reaching for things to warm us up. But instead of going back for yet another coffee, which will send your cortisol levels soaring making it harder to burn fat, or hot chocolate, which is loaded with sugar, why not try herbal tea? Loaded with an abundance of amazing health benefits, herbal tea can help improve digestion, curb sugar cravings and boost your immune system.
So, which is the perfect brew for you?
Peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant and pain reliever, and as a result, may help to alleviate the intensity and duration of headaches and menstrual cramps. Furthermore, as it’s naturally caffeine free, it’s the perfect post-diner, pre-bed brew of choice.
Licorice root is full of anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties, making it the perfect thing to sip on if you’re suffering with gut irritability.
Licorice is also said to said to stimulate the adrenal gland, which helps promote healthy levels of cortisol – especially important during times of stress.
Another powerful digestive aid, ginger tea is high in antioxidants and can help soothe inflammation throughout the body. It can also help calm nausea and settle your stomach to ward off bloating or soothe the stomach after a big meal.
Matcha Tea swept through the health world like wildfire, and with very good reason. A concentrated form of green tea, Matcha is packed full of chlorophyll, antioxidants can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar!
Turmeric is another spice that gained mass momentum after bursting onto the superfood scene and is used in everything from curry and soup right through to smoothies and tea! It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.