Panettoni (traditional Italian christmas cake), nougat, alcohol and various other excesses: during the holiday season, which of us didn’t succumb to the numerous culinary temptations?
Now that we are getting back to our normal everyday life, we can really feel how overdoing it with food and drink has taken its toll.
But if we could help our bodies to recover with the assistance of a detoxifying drink?
Let’s discover the benefits of detoxifying green tea.
Recovering from the holiday season with the help of detox tea and herbal teas
From big family dinners, lunches with friends and colleagues, and the more you have, the longer it lasts, during the Christmas holidays it’s almost impossible not to step out of line at least a little, with your diet.
Without even taking into account the long amounts of time spent sitting at a table, with the consequent reduction in physical activity.
Well, all of this tends to overload our bodies and, in this period, it’s not unusual to feel tired, bloated and heavy.
First of all, in order to leave the aftermath of these extraordinary meals behind you definitively, it is important to resume a regular lifestyle and healthy eating, take some regular exercise and also drink the right quantity of water every day.
To all of this, of course, it is also possible to add the beneficial contribution of herbal teas and detox teas to help your body further in the detoxification process.
Besides warming us up during the winter, teas and herbal teas can provide us with substances which are useful for our body’s wellbeing (clearly, the properties change based on the ingredients of the drink).
More specifically, in this post-Christmas period, we could benefit from consuming green tea: let’s find out more about its peculiarities and virtues.
The benefits of detox tea
Green tea is distinct from black tea in that it does not go through the process of fermentation or oxidization.
Indeed, in green tea, the natural oxidization of the leaves is blocked: this leads to certain differences from black tea, both in the taste and in the properties, and the drink itself has a lighter color.
Green tea has many virtues, which have been recognized since ancient times, and which are today the subject of numerous scientific studies.
Its benefits are associated with the high quantity of polyphenols with high antioxidant power.
More specifically, the important element is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Because green tea is so rich in anti-oxidants, it contributes to counteracting the formation of free radicals, thus having a proactive effect on the cells.
This tea also has a diuretic action which helps to eliminate excess liquids.
Furthermore, according to some studies, the positive effects of green tea could also include the prevention of cancers and cardiovascular diseases, as explained in a study conducted by Yale University that we quoted in a previous article.
In order to help your bodies recover after the exaggerations over the holidays, you can try Filicori Zecchini Green Tea detox , a blend which comes from Japan, useful not only in this post-festive period, but also as a healthy drink to integrate as part of your day-to-day diet.
It is important to remember that green tea contains caffeine, so it is a good idea to consume it in moderation. In general, it is advisable not to drink more than 5 cups a day (while pregnant ladies should limit themselves to 2 cups).
Detox yourself after the holiday season using liver-friendly natural remedies
Besides detox tea which we have just seen, there are also many other natural remedies which can help contribute to a healthy detoxification after the festive binges.
On the market it is possible to find herbal teas containing ingredients particularly good for the liver such as, for example, artichoke, the leaves of this plant have a beneficial action on the liver, or dandelion, which has a purifying and detoxifying effect, and milk thistle, which has regenerating properties for the liver, thanks to a compound called silymarin.
Do you know that there are many different varieties of green tea?
The detox tea that we have talked to you about in this article is just one of the many offered by Filicori Zecchini: visit the shop online to discover the others.