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Why I ditched my coffee and switched to Pu-erh Tea!

So we’ve all had those days when we look forward to that hot cup of coffee to get us going in the morning. We feel that buzz as the adrenal glands release adrenaline, producing that temporary energy high, but eventually we get that crash. Over time, however, excess coffee can overwork and deplete your adrenals leading to adrenal burnout. Coffee also causes increased urination and sweating, causing the body to lose excess fluids which can lead to night sweats, hot flashes and urinary dysfunction.

Tea is more cooling and astringent in nature, which can help to consolidate your energy rather than scatter it. The caffeine in tea will still give you that increased energy, but on a smoother, more even flow without the highs and lows. Tea helps increase altertness without the racy feeling or late afternoon crash.

Why Pu-erh?

Pu-erh tea has has been popular in China for thousands of years for its superior health benefits. Pu-erh tea goes through a special fermentation process that makes it very beneficial to the digestive system. This tea has a mellow, earthy taste and is very popular for stimulating weight loss.

Health Benefits of Pu-erh tea:

  • reduces bad cholesterol and lowers triglyerides

  • raises good cholesterol (HDL)

  • lowers bad cholesterol (LDL)

  • reduces blood sugar levels

  • prevents diabetes

  • reduces arteriosclerosis

  • reduces plaque in the heart

  • aids in weight loss

  • burns fat

  • improves skin tone

  • prevents stroke

  • improves circulation

  • contains antioxidants to fight cancer

  • anti-inflammatory properites

  • calming & relaxing benefits

  • helps to alleviate arthritis, asthma & arteriosclerosis

  • contains natural theophylline – the key component in asthma medications

  • aids in digestion & promotes bowel regularity

  • improves sleep

  • prevents bad breath & fights cavities

  • detoxifies the body

  • improves eyesight

  • relieves stress

How to drink Pu-erh tea:

  • Add tea bag to boiling filtered or spring water and steep for 2-3 minutes

  • Add a pinch of himalayan pink salt for added minerals & electrolytes

  • Drink Pu-erh tea one hour after meals to promote weight loss and aid in fat metabolism

  • Optional: cool tea slightly and add coconut milk and raw honey

When purchasing tea, it is very important to buy organic, high quality tea. This is my absolute favorite Pu-erh tea (and it’s chocolate too!!)

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