Herbal teas have really taken off in recent years, with many opting to drink them over the standard tea & coffee options. This is great as these herbal teas have all manner health benefits, without the caffeine, lactose or need to add sugar. One of my favourite things about these teas is not only the health benefits, but the taste too, you don’t have to just stick to tea or coffee; you can mix it up a bit and really enjoy your afternoon or morning brew! So with that in mind, here are some of the healthiest and tastiest herbal teas that you should be drinking!
Peppermint tea has been used in North Africa and Asia for millennia, and is
still one of the most commonly chosen of the herbal teas. One of peppermint tea’s most prominent health benefits is the soothing effect that it has on our stomach. Studies have found that the natural oils in peppermint leaves can be beneficial in alleviating indigestion, nausea and stomach pain. Furthermore, due to these qualities, peppermint tea can really help those who suffer with IBS! If your stomach isn’t feeling 100%, I would always recommend having a peppermint tea!
This South African tea is packed full of Vitamin C, alongside other beneficial minerals and health benefits. The Vitamin C naturally found in this tea can help lower bad cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels and improve iron absorption. Furthermore, some studies have shown that this tea can help in increasing bone density, as well as helping to fight inflammation. Some studies have also shown that rooibos tea is effective in treating some common skin conditions and battling signs of ageing.
This tea is made from the beautiful and colourful petals of the hibiscus plant. Hibiscus tea is a natural source of iron and as such can help to fight anaemia, reduce fatigue and improve your body’s immunity against diseases. It has also been put forward that hibiscus tea can significantly decrease oxidative stress after a few weeks of steady consumption.
Rose Hip Tea
Made from the fruit of the rose plant, this tea is also rich in Vitamin C. Where rose hip tea truly stands out from the others is its composition of certain fats which have anti-inflammatory qualities. This can be greatly beneficial for anyone suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis! Additionally, this tea is also believed to have a positive impact on weight loss and ageing.
As you can see, herbal teas are packed full of health benefits, and the ones listed above are only a few in a very long list of options! Each one has its own unique flavour and its own set of individual benefits. As a result, I would always recommend doing a little bit of research into which teas may be the most beneficial for you and your health goals.
In fact, herbal teas are so beneficial that I offer a free month's supply to any new client at their first consultation! If you’d like more information on how to get the most out of your food plan and which nutritional choices best suit you, then book yourself in for a free 30 minute discovery call today!