Do you ever find yourself craving something after dinner, like maybe something sweet? That’s why I want to discuss peppermint tea with you.
Now, some of you might already be singing the praises of peppermint tea. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, though, I am pretty sure this blog will convince you to try it! I’m going to talk about peppermint tea benefits for your healthy lifestyle and how to make the most of them!
What are the benefits of peppermint tea?
As well as tasting delicious, there are lots of other peppermint tea benefits:
Peppermint tea can reduce indigestion
Heartburn and indigestion can feel really uncomfortable, so if you’re looking for something to help, try peppermint tea! That’s because peppermint contains both menthol and methyl salicylate, which have an antispasmodic effect that can help calm the gastrointestinal tract.
Peppermint tea is good for your tummy
If you are trying to reduce bloating — start making yourself a cup of peppermint tea!
A natural peppermint tea contains methanol, which can help relieve stomach aches, bloating and constipation. It allows your stomach muscles to relax, which helps any digestive gases to pass more easily. If you often deal with bloating and cramps linked to your period, peppermint tea can be a gentle way to reduce these symptoms.
Peppermint tea is great at night time
As well as being refreshing, peppermint tea is caffeine free, so you don’t have to worry about it keeping you awake. Plus, having peppermint tea at night time can help soothe your stomach if you accidentally ate a bit too much because, as mentioned, peppermint tea is good for reducing indigestion.
I know lots of BBG girls who swear by having a cup of peppermint tea at night to reduce cravings for sugar. Peppermint tea has a hint of natural sweetness, so you don’t need to add any sugars or sweeteners.
Peppermint tea can help hydrate your body
If you find it hard to drink enough water each day, try reaching for other hydrating drinks, like peppermint tea. Peppermint tea is water-based and caffeine-free, making it a good option for increasing your fluid intake.
Peppermint tea helps you to relax
Thanks to the natural relaxing properties of menthol, a cup of peppermint tea can help both your body and your mind to relax. When you’re feeling stressed out, you tend to tense up your body. The benefits of peppermint tea include it acting as a natural muscle relaxant — making it easier to let go of tension and sleep.
Because it is free of caffeine, having a cup of peppermint tea before bed can help you to relax and rest comfortably. I like to have a cup of peppermint tea some nights — it tastes light and sweet and it doesn’t have any added sugar!
Peppermint tea is good for sweeter breath
What is peppermint tea good for? Keeping bad breath at bay! The active oil in peppermint, menthol, has antibacterial properties. This can help keep the bacteria responsible for bad breath away and leave your mouth feeling fresher.
Peppermint tea has lots of benefits!
To make the most of the benefits of peppermint tea, make sure you choose one that only contains peppermint. Some can have other additives — steer clear of those.
If you like to enjoy a warm cup of herbal tea at night, give peppermint tea a try!