There are many reasons people decide to fast. Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years and there are many ways to fast.
Teas are used to help give you energy and boost your metabolism during fasting periods or just during a light detox.
Medical science has debated for a long time if fasting is healthy or detrimental to health.
It is not recommended to go on a fast strictly for weight loss, you will lose some water weight and it slows down your metabolic rate but only temporarily. Most of your weight can return after you return to eating your regular diet.
When to Fast
- Fasting for short periods of time, about 24 to 48 hours, is usually alright if you are a healthy person. Or if you want to do a week, check with your physician first.
- If you are having digestive issues, feeling bloated, or just want to give your digestive tract a rest from eating daily.
- Or when you feel you have been exposed to some toxins or chemicals and would like to allow time for your body to detox and give your organs a lower load of toxic waste.
- Many others want to do a fast as a spiritual or religious discipline to seek more intimacy with God; perhaps a Daniel fast, a 21 day fast from the bible. Similar to the Buddhist monks, it helps them increase meditation for increased discipline and personal discovery.
Everyone will respond differently with both physical and spiritual challenges.
How to Use a Fasting Tea
Fasting, in general, is a form of depriving yourself of certain foods, for set periods of time. Such as water only, juice only, or maybe a no-meat diet.
- Prepare for fasting, look at how it fits in with your daily plans and life. Before you start a fast, cut back a few days in advance on the total food intake.
- To start, it is recommended to keep fasting periods short to avoid problems with dehydration, moody irritability, fainting hunger, energy, and focus.
- Drink at least 8, eight-ounce glasses of water daily if doing any fast, but especially a water fast.
- Keep busy, so you’re not thinking of food, meditate, walk or read.
Our Fasting tea has caffeine, is vegan and 100% natural, our herbs all help during a fast, no matter what kind of fast you are following. It is sweet and soft in taste, inviting you to relax and feel good.
Fasting Tea Ingredients include:
- Green Mate tea is a form of Yerba mate, a Holly plant from the rainforest, which is higher in caffeine and antioxidants than regular green tea. It has even more nutrients and may not result in jittery feelings, like other caffeine drinks.
It gives you more clean energy boosts and helps lower the hunger pains during a fast.
- Ginger soothes the stomach, increases satiety, or makes you feel full, so you are less hungry. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helpful for upset stomachs.
- Lemongrass helps you detoxify, cleanse, and flushes waste, draining water retention like edema and clears the lymph system. It acts as a diuretic, cleansing the kidneys of toxins by increasing urination.
- Rosehips, are fruits from the rosebush, they help with fat metabolism and are high in vitamin C.
- Black peppercorn facilitates digestion, acts as a mild laxative, helping with weight loss, and metabolism.
- Basil a fresh from the garden taste, promotes the immune system, and your oral health. It helps you to detox and helps calm headaches.
- Cardamom helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar due to its high magnesium content.
- Chamomile helps with inflammation and digestive issues promote the immune system and helps you relax. It is great for sleep, have a cup of tea before bed.
- Rose leaves helps with hydration and is a calming benefit for your mental wellbeing.
Try our Fasting tea either during your fast or anytime you would like to decrease your toxic load. It can help fight against fatigue, upset stomach, or emotional anxiety during a fast.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and is a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant helping individuals with health programs to improve life and happiness. She is a writer, speaker and owner of several businesses.