It's summer and we are all starting to think and plan our summer holidays.
Sea + sun = partially naked most of the time
So we double the gym sessions and cut down on sugars, fats...
It shouldn't be about the 'bikini body' but about being the best version of yourself.
To feel at your best this summer, move more and eat better.
No protein shakes, juices with (artificial) extracts of this and that or 'magic' slimming pills.
To complement a healthy and balanced diet, check out Weight Loss, a little herbal support to create and maintain wellbeing from the inside out.
It's caffeine free so can be drunk at any time of the day and has a strong lemony taste.
Its detoxifying, boosting and balancing properties will support your body in achieving weight loss goals.
Drink it before each meal for best results.
What's in it?
Organic Milk Thistle
Milk thistle has been used for well over 2,000 years as a herbal remedy.
The most important health benefits of milk thistle tea include healing and protecting the liver, reducing pains, lowering bad cholesterol levels, improving digestion, and detoxifying the body.
It also aids in regulating blood sugar levels.
These powerful effects are due to the presence of silymarin, the active ingredient, as well as other antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
- a study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology links silymarin to repairing liver cells and protecting against liver damage induced by acetaminophen (eg: taking too much Paracetamol).
- anti-inflammatory properties that can ease the pain of headaches, aches, joint disorders, and stomach upset
- can stimulate the metabolism
- optimise digestive system and ensure that proper nutrient uptake is taking place
- diuretic, excellent for cleansing the body, can aid kidney and bladder health, and eliminate excess toxins and water from the body
- can increase resistance to insulin
- The flavonoids and other antioxidants found in this tea may be able to counter oxidative stress and the activity of free radicals in the body
Organic Lemon Verbena
Beneficial in developing muscle mass, aids in weight loss, reduces joint pain, helps to regulate appetite and boosts the immune system.
- can reduce food cravings and regulate appetite
- can help increase the rate of fat-burning
- can reduce the damage done to muscles during workout
- has been directly linked to reducing joint pain and faster recovery for joint-related injuries
- research has connected lemon verbena to lower oxidative stress levels, evidenced by a decisive increase in white blood cells, our immune system’s first line of defence
- anti-spasmodic qualities that help it calm the stomach and eliminate cramping and bloating
- optimises metabolic processes leading to a healthy nutrient intake
- can help reduce anxiety
- expectorant properties, means that it can loosen up congestion in the respiratory tracts and help eliminate phlegm and mucous
Did you know lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon itself?
Lemon peel contains a list of vitamin, mineral and fibre like calcium, potassium and Vitamin C, which gives your body a nutritional boost.
- high flavonoids content linked to cancer prevention and reduction of oxidative stress
- helps to maintain body pH (cancer cells thrive in an acidic body)
- anti-microbial, thus can ward off bacterial and fungal infection
- contains high amounts of Vitamin C and calcium and thus helps in improving and maintaining bone health
- rich in citric acid, which helps in covering up for deficiency of Vitamin C and thus helps to fight common teeth related problem
- contains pectin which promotes weight loss by giving a feeling of fullness, and moderating the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream
- the presence of polyphenol flavonoids is helpful in maintaining the cholesterol level in our body, which in turn can help in preventing heart diseases like stroke and heart attack
- the presence of potassium helps to maintain the blood pressure (the presence of Vitamin P can also be useful in treating high blood pressure)
Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest living tree species. Native to China, Ginkgo is believed to be one of the oldest species to grace planet earth. It is so old that it is considered a ‘living fossil’—a species that has successfully survived major extinction events.
- Chinese medicine uses it as a cardiotonic, to maintain normal cholesterol level and to improve cerebral functions.
- rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E, which supports healthy skin
- benefits the body’s ability to handle the stress elements by counteracting the effects of the uncontrolled production of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol
- is an adaptogen, which means it assists in raising the body’s ability to cope with external disturbances
- helps reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, by dilating the blood vessels and increasing the blood flow in the brain.
- no studies link ginkgo to weight loss, but the theory is that two properties in the ancient plant can contribute. Ginkgo biloba contains flavonoids, an antioxidant also found in green tea, known to produce slight weight loss. Ginko also contains terpenoids, which increases blood flow and could provide a boost to your metabolism.
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