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5 DIY Herbal Detox Tea Recipes for Weight Loss

Mar 28, 2019

These days when you scroll through Instagram, you’re likely to find every other celebrity and influencer posting pictures of their favourite detox teas. But what are these detox tea? What does it do to your body? Are they perfect for weight loss? What are its benefits? Let’s find it out.

Detox teas are used for weight loss, liver detox with laxative properties and appetite suppressant qualities. These teas concoctions aim to cleanse your body by flushing out toxins and also protect against free radicals. They are full of antioxidants and keep you calm in an otherwise hectic day.
These days the market is flooded with many detox teas which are not only expensive but may or may not be effective as they claim to be. However, you can also make these tea concoctions at home with your kitchen staples which are natural, low cost, and super effective.
 

Benefits of Detox Teas

  • Help in weight loss (overweight or obese)
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves liver function
  • Boost metabolism
  • Boost energy
  • Improves skin

 
Here are 5 DIY Detox recipes for weight loss with their health benefits.
 

Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C, boosts digestive system and immunity, and aids in weight loss.
Ginger has medicinal properties and is great for detoxification, weight loss, digestion, and even boosts immunity. It also cures the common cold and sore throat.
 

Recipe for Lemon Ginger Tea

Ingredients you’ll need:

300 ml of water
One tsp. grated Ginger
One tbsp. Lemon juice
 

Method

In a pan of hot water add freshly grated ginger and let it simmer on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
Strain the mixture in a cup and add fresh lemon juice and mix it well.
Serve hot!

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Fennel Tea

Fennel is excellent for weight loss, indigestion, constipation, reduce bloating, gas and water retention. It speeds up metabolism, treats hypertension, reduces stress, prevents glaucoma, improves eyesight, and detoxifies the body.
 

Recipe for Fennel Tea

Ingredients you’ll need:

300 ml of water
One tablespoon fennel seeds

Method

In a pan of hot water add one tablespoon of fennel seeds and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Strain the mixture in a cup.
Serve hot!

 

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon tea helps prevents heart problems caused by high cholesterol and may cut the risk of heart disease. It can improve blood sugar levels and an increase in insulin sensitivity. Consuming cinnamon tea daily kicks your metabolism and aids weight loss.

 

Recipe for Cinnamon Tea

Ingredients you’ll need:

300 ml of water
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 whole cinnamon stick
Dash of lemon (optional)
 

Method

In a pan of hot water add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder or one whole cinnamon stick and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Strain the mixture in a cup.
Add a dash of lemon for added flavor.
Serve hot!

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Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Apple cider vinegar increases metabolism and speeds up the process of shedding weight. It is great for digestion and contains probiotics that fight acid reflux naturally. Apple cider vinegar balances PH levels of the body and stimulates energy while cleansing your body.

Recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
½ teaspoon raw honey (optional)
 
Method
In a cup of hot water add one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and ½ tablespoon honey, if required.
Stir the mixture and serve hot!

 

Turmeric Ginger Tea

Turmeric is gaining popularity worldwide recently for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidants properties. It is great for weight loss, reducing water retention and bloating. Turmeric comes in the category of superfoods for its incredible properties and benefits.
Ginger has medicinal properties and is great for detoxification, weight loss, digestion, and even boosts immunity. It also cures the common cold and sore throat.

Black pepper helps the absorption of turmeric into the bloodstream.

Recipe for Turmeric Ginger Tea

Ingredients you’ll need:

300 ml of water
1 tablespoon of grated ginger or a teaspoon of powdered ginger
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
½ lemon
Dash of black pepper
 
Method

In a pan of hot water add a tablespoon of freshly grated turmeric and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes on low flame.
Strain the mixture in a cup.
Add a dash of lemon and black pepper.
Serve hot!

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Takeaway

There is no denying to the fact that detox teas are a great way to cleanse the body by flushing out toxins, lose weight, and boost metabolism and energy. However, to reap maximum benefits, it's mandatory to club it with exercise and to have a healthy and balanced diet.
Consuming these teas once or twice daily in between your meals will be quiet effective in your journey of losing weight.

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