We’ve made it through Thanksgiving…but unfortunately, we may have accumulated more than what we bargained for if you know what I mean.
Now, if your holidays look anything like mine, there’s a lot of rich, dense leftovers made of pure carbs and sugar in my fridge! And once you start on the carb and sugar route, it’s difficult to stop! Then the bloating and swollen feelings come, and somehow this joyous season loses a bit of its luster.
But this is a season of wonder and happiness and we want to enjoy it without the bloating right?!
I want to arm you with some herbal teas that can fight for you against that general bloated and swollen feeling and give you a bit more clarity this holiday season.
From nausea to , ginger is a miracle root that kicks most common ailments to the curb. Best made from fresh roots, this tea pairs well with lemon and honey.
Not only will peppermint help with bloating, but this little leaf also relieves fatigue and aids digestion. It fights against stress, nausea, bloating, is an anti-inflammatory herb, and is even a mild appetite suppressant!
Paired well with ginger, Lemon is antihistaminic, anti0inflammatory and a mild diuretic. Not to mention, a bright cup of lemon tea will do wonders if you are easily affected by seasonal mood changes, and need a general lift.
- Fennel Seed
This is a more uncommonly known herbal tea, but it does wonders for fighting against bloating. Fennel has natural anti-inflammatory properties and it cleanses the digestive system, the kidneys, and the blood.
this tropical flower helps flush out water retention due to ingesting excess sodium and is a natural anti-inflammatory. You can easily learn how to make your own hibiscus tea at home.
The relaxing flower does more than just relieving stress. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with indigestion, and soothes the occasional upset stomach.
Any combination of these teas can keep the bloat at bay, but try to stay away from adding too much sugar, milk/cream, etc. If you need to add some sweetness, reach for agave, honey, or stevia. Or you can lean towards the more sweet-tasting teas like chamomile, hibiscus, and fennel. Ginger tends to be a very bitter tea and almost always I end up adding some sweetness to mine!
I hope this quick cheat guide will help you as you enjoy the wonders of the season without the unwanted side effects of holiday meals, Christmas cookies, and dense foods!
Keep on steeping,