Updated: Jul 31, 2020
We’re always looking for ways to add functionality to the beverages we love. Here are 9 teas and botanicals that rev up your metabolism and promote healthy blood sugar levels — all while providing antioxidant rich health benefits, and loads of sugar free flavor. It’s iced tea season — so follow our instructions for cold-brewing a pitcher, and WFH while sipping the good stuff!
This beautiful flower is a natural diuretic. It helps the body shed excess water, and protects against bloating. We love hibiscus as a healthy swap for fruit juice. It’s vibrant color and punchy flavor are a guilt-free way to get your vitamin-c!
This South African bush is antioxidant rich, and in particular contains the antioxidant aspalathin. This can reduce your stress hormones, and with it hunger triggering. Rooibos can help balance blood sugar and improve insulin resistance. Roobios tea is one of our favorite swaps for beverages with lots of sugar as it has natural sweetness — and so many functional benefits!
7. Dandelion Tea
Dandelion is a natural diuretic, and is a great way to kick-start a detox program. A digestive aid, it enhances fat metabolism and helps reduce cholesterol.
6. Cayenne Pepper
This spice can be added to golden milk, or to food. It is a thermogenic herb that boosts your body’s internal temperature, kick-starting your metabolism.