It’s no secret there are many benefits to drinking green tea, from boosting your metabolism to providing antioxidants that help prevent cancer and disease.
It’s also no secret that the taste isn’t for everyone! Some of us love it, others, not so much…
But don’t worry, we’ve got your back, babe. There are so many other plants and herbs to give you the same benefits (and more).
The best part is, you can enjoy them all in detox waters too if you’re not a fan of hot drinks.
Spearmint is like peppermint’s milder, sweeter cousin and can be brewed as a tea or infused with cold water and fruit for a refreshing detox blend.
Spearmint tea is naturally free from caffeine, so it’s great for those sensitive to caffeine (or anyone looking to cut back).
Where it lacks caffeine, it’s packed instead with vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Together they act to detoxify the body while also helping relieve headaches, nausea, fatigue and even stress.
Spearmint is a godsend for colds and flus, acting as a natural decongestant to drain the sinuses. It is also known to help clear the skin by unclogging pores (yes please!).
Finally, if you have ever suffered from digestive discomfort or even been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’ve probably tried many different treatments to reduce the symptoms. Well, good news – spearmint is known to ease bloating or digestion-related pain by relaxing muscles in the stomach and digestive tract.
So how does it taste? When spearmint is added to drinks, it creates a cooling and refreshing taste. It also blends well with other flavours like sweet pineapple and zesty lemon.
Ready to try spearmint for yourself? Try our Purify blend for a fresh mix of spearmint, pineapple, parsley and lemon.
Speaking of our good friend lemon, hot water with lemon is a popular way to start the day for everyone from Miranda Kerr to Tony Robbins. Lemon has an alkalising effect on the body and can help boost your metabolism and kick start to digestion.
If you don’t have time to wait for the kettle to boil or prefer a more refreshing option, you can get just as many benefits from infusing lemon with cold water too.
If you struggle to drink enough plain water throughout the day, adding lemon will make it tastier to drink while also helping you feel less bloated. It’s a win-win!
So, what are the other health benefits of lemon water? Aside from assisting hydration, this zesty beverage is also a good source of vitamin C, to help with boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure and even reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Studies have also shown that people with higher vitamin C intakes have more hydrated skin and less wrinkles. Who doesn’t want that?
In addition to vitamin C, lemon contains polyphenol antioxidants which have been found to aid weight loss and improve insulin resistance. Seriously, what can’t lemon do?
All Naked Grace blends contain lemon so you can get the benefits of this powerful citrus every day without the mess. Browse the range here.
Lemon isn’t the only fruit with powerful healing benefits. We know all fruits contain many vitamins and nutrients, but drinking fruit juice can sometimes feel like sugar overload, not to mention the bloating and excess acidity it can create in your stomach (we’re looking at you – orange juice).
But, luckily you don’t need to drink straight juice to get the benefits of these natural superfoods. Like green tea, the right fruit infusions of fruits can create a powerful detox water to drink anytime of the day.
There are a whole host of popular fruit teas out there, but nothing beats dropping pure fruit pieces (or your Naked Grace sachet!) and some ice into a jug of cold water for a more refreshing twist.
Our personal favourites to use are watermelon, pineapple, strawberries and dragon fruit. Remember, different colours represent different vitamins present in fruits so the more colour the better!
So now you’re feeling inspired, which one will you try, babe?