Monday, December 7, 2015

Peppermint Tea

Feeling blah or having some tummy issues??  Especially during this time of year- extra treats, sweets and not always eating healthy or what your suppose to be eating .

Here are some of the Benefits of drinking peppermint tea: 


* This is a good source of Vitamin C so it can play a vital role in your immune system and to keeping bacteria and viruses away.

* There are high levels of manganese in peppermint.  It will act as an antioxidant to target the free radicals and help in neutralizing them. Also it encourages the growth of proper bone structure.

* Studies have shown that peppermint tea will calm the gastrointestinal tract to allow healthy bowel movements and help with nausea.

*Peppermint tea contains high levels of an amino acid, called tryptophan and this plays a major role in generating serotonin- a mood controlling chemical. This is why your mood could improve after a cup of this tea.

* Omega-3 fatty acids are in this tea as well.  Help to increase the good cholesterol levels in your body and promote heart health.

Stress Relief

Menthol found in  peppermint tea is an effective muscle relaxant.  Relaxation of muscles often leads to relaxation of the mind as well.  It is proven that peppermint tea or peppermint essential oils will help you sleep better and sometimes make dreams more vivid.

Digestive Help 

Peppermint tea can aide in a lot of different types of discomfort.  The menthol contained in the tea helps with soothing the digestive tract.  Studies have shown that people who drink tea that has menthol in it have experienced reduction of diarrhea, abdominal cramps and other symptoms of irritable bowels.
      Peppermint tea is considered a carminative- meaning that it helps to move gas through the body as it accumulates, rather than causing bloating, cramping and stomach discomfort.
It also stimulates bile flow to increase the rate and efficiency of digestion and promote healthy bowel movements.

Immune System Help 

Peppermint tea has known antibacterial properties. Drinking the delicious tea can help you treat the symptoms of illness.  There are trace elements of vitamin B, potassium, antioxidants and calcium which can help your body uptake nutrients to fight off illness and perform necessary function to keeping your body healthy.

Caution:  This is a powerful tea and can help a wide range of health benefits above- but it still has possible side effects.  Menthol can act as an allergen to some people and can cause heartburn in others.  Both reactions are typical mild. Consulting with a doctor about possible allergies is always a good idea.

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