What’s an easy way to aid weight loss and rid your system of toxins? A cool, refreshing glass of iced tea. Okay, maybe eight glasses. But it beats drinking eight cups of hot tea during the summer!
By now, you should know that toxins are everywhere. In the food you eat. The water and beverages (alcoholic included) you drink. The air you breathe. The buildings you walk through. And that barely scratches the surface. The ubiquitous nature of toxins is not something to run from, though. It is something we must deal with.
This is why people detox. When an excessive number of toxins builds up in your body, it can lead to physical and mental issues such as chronic fatigue, headaches, disease, and more.
Toxins may be invisible to the eye, but they have detrimental consequences. Your metabolism, behavior, and immune system can all be damaged. It is not because toxins just found their way into your body, either. They are typically stored in your body’s tissues and cells for days, weeks, months, and even years!
The reality of the information can feel overwhelming, but, thankfully, detoxing is a safe way to revitalize and aid your liver to eliminate toxins from your body.
What are some other benefits to detoxing?
- Slow premature again
- Improved quality of life
- Increase in energy
- Improved skin condition
- Balanced hormonal and digestive systems
- Mental and emotional clarity
What is the best way to detox?
Every body is different, so it is hard to say. But everyone can enjoy water, fruit, and tea! If you are looking for something simple, tasty, and effective in detoxing your system, check out these three iced tea recipes below:
1. Sparkling Oolong Lemongrass Ginger Tea
- 2-3 Stalks fresh Lemongrass Stalks
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Oolong Tea Leaves
- 1 tablespoon Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 cups Water
- 2 cups Sparkling Water
Place water, lemongrass, oolong tea leaves, and ginger in a pot. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Place ice in a pitcher. Strain tea over the ice into the picture. Stir in 2 cups sparkling water. Garnish with lemon wedge.
2. Iced Pomegranate Green Tea
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
- 1 heaping tablespoon your favorite Green Tea
- 4 cups Water
- 2 tablespoons Pomegranate Juice
- Top with Sparkling Water
Place pomegranate seeds and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat. Steep the green tea for 1-2 minutes. Strain tea over ice. Stir in pomegranate juice. Garnish with sprigs of mint.
3. Iced Lemon Chamomile Tea
- 1/4 cup Lemon Skin, peeled
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Chamomile Tea
- 4 cups Water
Place water and lemon skin, pith removed in a pot. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and add chamomile tea. Steep for 5-6 minutes. Strain over ice. Garnish with mint.
At Naipo, we encourage our community to strive for their own personal definition of wellbeing. Even though detox iced teas aren’t a novel idea, they offer a great way to ease your body into a cleaner, healthier state. Try out one of the recipes and let us know what you think!