It’s pretty certain that you all must have heard of ‘Detoxing your body’? Well, as refreshing and purging as it sounds, how many of you have actually tried it? Ayurveda and its literature recommend a detox programme with every changing season, particularly during the spring as during this season the percentage of cleansing and rejuvenation doubles.
So what is a detox? Well, a detox diet helps you get rid of toxins in the body and pushes you to imbibe habits that make a healthier lifestyle. While the body has its own form of natural detoxing with liver, sweat and urine sometimes the body demands external detox too. Ideally, there are three phases of a detox: preparation, cleansing, and post-cleansing. The proper detox procedure includes consuming clean, fresh food, following a disciplined routine of less stress, enough rest and ample workout.
While the proper diet and the detox routine is very stringent. You can include in your routine a daily habit of detox by infusing essential anti-oxidants in your system. Our bodies create nasty chemicals called free radicals that attack us inside by stealing electrons and hence withdrawing energy and essential mechanisms from our working bodies. Anti-oxidants are those elements which give free-radicals the electrons they need to survive without taking them from the essential processes. We take in these elements with the food we eat and the tea we drink.
So if you’re a tea lover, or even if you’re not, antioxidant tea is your simple path to detox. A variety of teas provide different capabilities of detox. The green, black, oolong and white tea all contain good antioxidants called catechins. Catechins can compose up to 30% of the dry weight of a freshly picked tea leaf. The antioxidant tea also called the magical elixir is filled with endless anti-oxidants, vitamins, and general freshness. It’s a staple for many gym goers and fitness lovers. Some of the many benefits of this tea include: