NERD ALERT: Your SkinTē Guide for Boosting Digestion
Let’s talk food. With Thanksgiving (and a whole lotta yams, turkey, pie, and stuffing) upon us, I wanted to equip each of you with some digestive wisdom. As it’s easy to find ourselves overindulging during the holidays, be it from stress or a sweet tooth, we are often left feeling tired, bloated, uncomfortable, and - dare I say it - gassy. So how should you navigate the holiday treats and charcuterie boards? With a little help from our sparkly friend... ;)
First, Go Green!
Crisp, refreshing, and subtly sweet, our Green Tea Grapefruit flavor is brewed with organic jasmine green tea, hibiscus, and a splash of today’s star ingredient, grapefruit. High in vitamin C and low in calories, this fan-favorite has a reputation for curbing appetite. According to a 2011 study, “researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit . . . while on a reduced-calorie diet, experienced significant decreases in weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.” So if you’re feeling like you might overindulge at your next holiday party or friendsgiving, snag a Green Tea Grapefruit before you feast to help reduce your appetite and keep you full of allll the good stuff.
After, Keep it Spicy
Ok, but what if you already indulged? WHAT NOW?! Don’t fret. A subtly spicy blend, White Tea Ginger is the holiday drink of your flat-tummy dreams. With ginger as its key ingredient, you can drink up knowing this gut-friendly spice will keep the juices flowin’. Best known for its digestive properties, studies show that “the phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva . . . and suppress gastric contractions as food and fluids move through the GI tract.” In other words, sipping our White Tea Ginger post-meal will do wonders for your digestion and help you skip all that awkward pant unzipping.
Always, Stay Calm
Need a digestive boost but also need to chill out?! I got you. Sip on a Hibiscus Vanilla SkinTē anytime as a special, stress-reducing treat. In addition to being caffeine-free, this flavor helps calm the mind, heart, and gut with soothing ingredients like real vanilla extract and rose petals. While the holidays are meant to be a time for rest and relaxation, they can ironically feel strenuous and stressful. Traveling, visiting family, and prepping the Thanksgiving turkey can all being taxing on their own - let alone in one day! However, I hate to break it to you, but adequate digestion is linked directly to relaxation, meaning you have to relax in order to keep your gut operating at its best.
This is because when you’re stressed, your nervous system goes into a sympathetic state, making it harder for your body to break down food. However, when you’re cool as a cucumber, your body becomes more dominant in the parasympathetic state, which activates digestion and circulates blood to your gut. And while Hibiscus Vanilla is great for helping ease stress, you can sip happy knowing ALL of our flavors are brewed with hawthorn berry and passion flower - which are the ultimate super herbs for keeping you cool, calm, and collected. So take a minute to breathe, have a laugh, and indulge in all your favorite treats - just do yourself a favor and snag a Tē on your way to the party. ;)