After just recently going through a hypoallergenic diet in which I had to cut out caffeine (among a lot of other things!) I found myself searching for a substitute for my morning drive-through ritual.
After trying a few herbal teas with unsatisfying results a friend offered me a cup of mint tea. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like it. I mean, it’s no cup of Joe or Orange Pekoe! But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how refreshing it was and I quite liked how it made me feel. Being an herbal tea I was positive it must have some medicinal benefits so I decided to look it up. I was amazed at the health benefits of this tea.
Mint tea contains over 40 compounds and is naturally caffeine free. It is important that you make sure you are getting a pure mint tea as some are a blend with regular black or even green teas. Buying organic is always best to ensure the quality and integrity of the tea.
Mint Tea Health benefits include:
- helps treat irritable bowel
- suppresses appetite
- eases nausea and vomiting
- may reduce the outbreak severity of cold sores
- fights bad breath
- effective to control mild asthma
- relieves headaches
- promotes restful sleep
- aids in digestion
- may help dissolve gallstones
- helps to clear congestion and calm coughs due to colds and allergies
Even though I am now off the diet , instead of English breakfast tea, it’s Mint tea all the way! I love the taste and why not get the added benefits while I’m at it?!?
You can purchase Mint Tea and other fine herbal teas at your local health food store.