Four simple slimming herbal teas that have specific benefits: one for those with high blood sugar problems, one for those who complain of a swollen belly and a tendency to belly fat, a detoxifier for the liver, useful if you have eaten too much or in a disorderly way, one for those suffering from cellulite. Choose the one that’s right for you or combine herbal teas according to the needs of the moment!
SLIMMING HERBAL TEA: FOUR SIMPLE IDEAS FOR YOUR PROBLEMS
For those suffering from high blood sugar: cinnamon tea is useful for countering high blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity. Drink it without sweetening it mid-morning or before carbohydrate meals. To make it, you need Ceylon cinnamon, the finest and healthiest variety. In a teapot or in a saucepan, put 400 ml of water to boil and then add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a whole stick of cinnamon, to leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink half a dose a day
For those with a swollen stomach and a tendency to accumulate weight in the abdomen:try this anti-stress and purifying herbal tea with sage. Boil a generous handful of fresh sage or two tablespoons of dried sage in half a liter of water. Turn off after five minutes, leave to infuse for another five and personalize the herbal tea with organic lemon peel (or orange) and a teaspoon of honey. Drink it once or twice a day, after your lunch meal and early in the morning.
For those who suffer from cellulite and have swollen legs: boil half a liter of water, turn off and infuse a handful of untreated rose petals or dehydrated petals (you can find them in herbal medicine: rose hips are fine!) For 10 minutes. Drink the herbal tea with a little honey and a little lemon juice, even twice a day.
For those who want to detox:if you’ve eaten too much or in a disorderly way and want to get back on track, start with the liver, with a herbal tea based on dandelion and peppermint. It not only purifies, but stimulates the metabolism and promotes thermogenesis. To make it, boil half a liter of water and add two teaspoons of dandelion and two teaspoons of peppermint, then steep for ten minutes. Get the mix made in a herbalist’s shop, adding some untreated lemon zest.