Nothing like a cup of tea to calm down and warm up the body on cold days. Even better if he is your ally in the diet, isn’t it? The big news in the world of slimming teas is Honeybush!
a lot to offer
Still little known in Brazil, the plant is from the Cape region, South Africa, and seems to have many health benefits. Tea is caffeine-free, so it’s great for anyone who leads a stressful life and needs to relax. The color is yellowish and it has a delicious flavor and aroma, reminiscent of honey (hence the name, in English honey = honey, bush = bush). It’s delicious to drink both hot and cold.
Its flowers, leaves and stems are already widely used as a medicinal tea, in the control of digestive problems, skin rashes, against the unpleasant effects of menopause and to promote lactation.
In addition, it offers an incredible range of health-beneficial minerals such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, iron, manganese, aluminum and boron. Honeybush also has antioxidant properties, which, according to dermatologist Helena Zantut, are great for skin rejuvenation, as they fight free radicals and help prevent wrinkles. Tea also helps with appetite control and fluid retention.
A “powerhouse” for the diet
Sounds like overkill? For the best of all is yet to come. Honeybush tea can be a great ally when it comes to eliminating extra fat! Research shows that the plant prevents the body from storing fat, and more than that: it can help eliminate existing fat.
The researchers attribute the results to the large amount of polyphenols found in the herb, substances that, according to studies, inhibit fat storage. This means that tea may be a great novelty as an agent against obesity.
And the benefits don’t stop there, as Honeybush has other therapeutic substances, such as pinitol, an effective expectorant that has anti-diabetic activities, isoflavones, which help regulate the menstrual cycle, and flavones and xanthones, which are natural anti-inflammatory substances with anti-viral properties.
It seems like it’s time for this drink to enter your routine for good, doesn’t it? In addition to honeybush, many teas are beneficial to health. Green tea, for example, speeds up metabolism, while chamomile and mint tea act as detoxifiers. In general, they help eliminate toxins, control appetite and supplement your daily fluid intake. Check out some tips on how to prepare them to enjoy all the benefits below!
- In general, the measure used to prepare teas is 1 liter of water for every 4 tablespoons of dry leaves or 8 tablespoons of green leaves.
- Boil the water and pour it over the herbs. Simmer for about five minutes, enough time for the substances to release into the water. Strain then.
- To sweeten, prefer honey or brown sugar.
- Prepare your teas daily, as they lose their properties if stored for a long time.
- Buy herbs of good origin and quality!
The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.
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