Herbal teas are usually associated with winter, colds, seasonal ailments. Let’s imagine drinking a steaming cup of boiling herbal tea in front of the fireplace or sitting in an armchair and wrapped in a blanket. But the herbal tea can be drunk safely even in summer. Just let it cool and put it in the fridge and it turns into a fresh and thirst-quenching drink. With high temperatures, our body needs more and more water. If drinking in winter is important, in summer it becomes even more so. A lot of fluids are lost through sweat and need to be replenished through nutrition. The World Health Organization suggests drinking two liters of water a day. Herbal teas can help us reach this amount.
A drink with a deflating effect
To have a cold herbal tea just keep it in the refrigerator. If, on the other hand, we want to cool it quickly, we can use another system. Pour the lukewarm herbal tea into a shaker adding ice and lime or lemon juice. At this point, just shake and the herbal tea is ready to drink. A fresh and thirst-quenching summer drink. How to choose the right herbal tea? If we want to obtain a deflating effect, we can choose a birch herbal tea. Birch leaves are known for their vitamin C content and draining effect. In fact, they stimulate diuresis and promote the expulsion of liquids from our body.
This purifying and thirst-quenching herbal tea is drunk cold, perfect in summer, which could eliminate abdominal swelling and water retention
Birch tea helps fight water retention and cellulite and counteracts the formation of orange peel skin. It also exerts a purifying action on the urinary tract. The herbal tea is prepared with 20 grams of birch leaves and a liter of boiling water. It is left to infuse for about 5 minutes, then it is filtered and ready. It has the only disadvantage of being rather bitter. A pleasant taste can be obtained by adding berries or lemon juice.
Another purifying herbal tea with a detoxifying effect is that with artichoke. Here too the problem could be the slightly bitter taste which can be remedied by combining the artichoke with fennel and mint to create a drink with a more pleasant flavor. Finally, especially to reduce abdominal swelling, we can choose fennel or mallow. This purifying and thirst-quenching herbal tea is drunk cold at any time of the day.
All herbal teas should be drunk without adding sugar or other sweeteners to keep their properties intact. To make their taste more pleasant we can add lemon or lime juice or orange juice.
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