So recently I’ve made the switch to green tea and I can say that it has been somewhat life-changing and I’m pretty sure its some sort of witchcraft it makes me feel that good. However – it’s taken months for me to make the change from general teatox to green tea – so why spend the money on a 28 teatox?
Firstly I got hooked on Bootea’s Teatox range, I don’t drink normal tea (I know, I bring shame on my family) so I started off with this while I was working out as it claims it’s a weight loss aid, it’ll leave me energised and less bloated etc so I thought I would give it a shot! Any of you who have tried it before know that there are no nasties in it & you essentially have one-day time tea a day for either 14 or 28 days then a night time tea every other night – and it does work..
Depending on if your diet and exercise are on point. Bloating wise, I’ve never really had a problem with bloating- it’s not my tummy, it’s my thick thighs that I need help with! Although the first time I used this tea, I accidentally took a night time tea every night which I do not recommend haha.(especially due to the senna in the night time tea)
However – yes it does work and I do feel less bloated and it is a fabulous mix of teas such as Chinese Oolong Tea, Yerba Mate, Ginger, Lemongrass, Fennel Seeds, Dandelion Leaf, Siberian Ginseng .. to name a few and individually they’re all so good for you! But .. what is this doing for us that green tea isn’t?
I don’t drink standard tea or coffee – so my caffeine levels are pretty low but a cup of green tea in the morning alongside my porridge and honey makes me feel just amazing and as if I’m starting off my right.
It has amazing anti-cancer benefits. I’m talking unreal benefits – studies have found that in countries where green tea is consumed more there are fewer cancer diagnoses. Now its impossible to determine that green tea is the reason for this, but studies have shown that it has a positive impact on cancers such as breast, ovarian, lung, prostate and skin etc. Here are some other benefits of green tea according to readers digest!
- It makes your heart healthier!
- Soothes arthritis
- Helps clear up acne! (Brew, cool and apply leaves to face)
- Fight those pesky UTI’s that all girls have experienced at least once
- Reduces asthma symptoms
- Some studies suggest that it even helps with weight loss (score)
- Cuts down on stress
- Has out of this world antioxidants
I think we all know it’s amazing right? I’ve started it again this week after having a cheeky look at the benefits over on Esther’s wonderful blog post on green tea – then as I went to grab my Bootea as I usually do after a crap weekend of eating pizza ( diets always start on a Monday am I, right ladies?) I stopped and asked myself- why am I drinking for weight loss when I can be getting more benefits from tea that is as cheap as chips?
I’m not saying to stop the teatox but what I am saying, is that if you’re going to the effort of drinking herbal tea for weight loss, add in a cheeky green tea now and again and get some other benefits (plus more money in your bank account). A 14-day teatox from Bootea can cost you £12+ and a 28-day teatox come in at £18+ whereas a box of green tea will set you back about £3.00 depending on the flavours etc.
I hope you all enjoyed my blog post! If you have I’d be ever so grateful to answer questions and receive comments.