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Teatox to Detox
Don’t you just wish there was some magic elixir you could drink that would keep you buzzed in the morning, battle the 3pm slump & lull you to sleep at night? All without the jolts & letdowns of your Triple-Venti-Soy-No Foam-Latte habit? And while providing essential phyto-nutrients that fight everything from wrinkles to weight gain? That would be pretty killer, right? Tea-tally!
Less hassle than a juice fast, detoxing with Tea is easy. If you can boil water, you can teatox. Seriously. Just follow this 4-cup a day teatox program for round-the-clock goodness. The basic principle: Start with dark brews & go lighter & lighter throughout the day.
Less hassle than a juice fast, detoxing with tea is easy.
Begin with Black Tea
Black Tea has the full-bodied taste & aroma that will curb your coffee craving. It’s perfect for that morning wake-up, especially when you choose flavored teas like Pumpkin Spice (it is that time of year, after all), Vanilla Bean, or a classic Earl Grey. Had a little too much fun last night? Try a breakfast blend that’s flavored with stomach-soothing Ginger.
A cup of Black Tea has about 40 mg of Caffeine compared to 105 mg for Coffee. So it might take a couple cups of Black Tea to get you going, but the upside is you’ll be alert without the edge & cruising through those 8 a.m. meetings like a boss. Bonus: Black Tea is known to lower the things you want lowered, like bad cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of skin cancer & kidney stones.
Lean On Green Tea at Lunch
With about half the Caffeine of Black Tea, Green Tea is the go-to beverage for a midday pick-me-up. And with its subtle flavor, it pairs well with anything from your kale-quinoa salad to tuna on rye.
Green Tea contains a health-boosting antioxidant called Epigallocatechin Gallate, or EKCG for short, which is known to help kick your metabolism up a notch. Which means you burn more of those mealtime calories! That calorie torching is even fiercer when combined with exercise. The perfect lunchtime teatox? A cup of Jasmine, Sencha or Matcha, followed by a stroll through the park on your way back to the office.
If you can boil water, you can teatox. Seriously.
Linger Over White Tea in the Late Afternoon
Picked at a younger age, flash steamed & dried, White Tea is delicate in taste & light in Caffeine. But don’t confuse its elegance with weakness. Because it’s minimally processed, White Tea may have the most powerful concentration of fat-burning, wrinkle-preventing antioxidants. Plus, you can find White Tea in tasty blends like Honey Mango, Cucumber Mint, Ginger Pear & Sweet Lime. These might—dare we say it—stave off those 3pm chocolate cravings. Not to mention, this tender tea also serves as a fragrant mini heater for those marathon afternoon meetings in frigid conference rooms.
Go Herbal at Bedtime
Naturally caffeine-free, Chamomile Tea has long been touted as a mild tranquillizer & sleep-inducer. Some scientists say a compound called Apigenin is what makes Chamomile a liquid passage to dreamland. We say, whatever works.