With the celebration of Diwali came the indulgence of sweet treats and rich Indian delicacies. If you’re a guilty binger and are worried about the extra calories and kilos that the festive season has brought on, then a diet detox is just what you need.
The benefits of tea are no secret. Like a magic potion in a cup, tea has a multitude of benefits like boosting immunity and metabolism, which in turn helps you shed those extra calories. While most teas are filled with antioxidants, only a handful of them help completely cleanse your body from within. Here are a few varieties of teas that are going to help speed up your post-Diwali detox.
Chamomile is by far the most popular tea on this list, credited for being one of the most ancient medicinal herbs. It is celebrated as a healing herb known to cure ailments such as muscle spasms, diabetes and insomnia, in addition to being power-packed with antioxidants that boost immunity and metabolism.
One of the best herbal detox teas, dandelion has two different preparation methods— one which is made with the plant’s leaves, and the other made of simmered dandelion roots. The latter one is the most commonly used method. Dandelion is also one of the best remedies for bloating since it acts as a diuretic that increases urine output aiding in the flushing out of toxins.
Earl Grey is one of the most prevalent flavoured teas, known for its rich, spiced fruity flavour, made using fruits, flowers, spices, oils, and extracts or artificial flavours. Other than its detox properties, earl grey tea has also been known to have a calming effect on people.
Kahwa tea also called gulabi chai is a popular Kashmiri tea known for its aromatic flavour. It is made with a combination of natural green tea leaves, along with spices like saffron, cardamom, and ginger, and is usually served with rose petals and garnished with sliced almonds. Due to its soft and subtle flavour, kahwa is a perfect beverage for those who want to detox without adapting to any bitter, tasteless drinks.
Made from the leaves of the same plant used to make green tea, Oolong tea is a famous traditional Chinese tea. One of the main differences between green tea and oolong tea is how the leaves are processed. Green tea is not oxidized while oolong tea is partially oxidised giving it a darker tint.