Digestion Boosting Beverages

Digestion Boosting Beverages
Digestion Boosting Beverages

A shot of apple cider vinegar balances blood sugar decreases bloating and helps digestion. It is a great way to aid digestion. but if you’re looking to learn more at home methods, here are a few more options.

1. Spiced Dandelion Tea

This tea has lots of warming spices to soothe your digestive system after a meal, but it’s the dandelion here that is the key ingredient. This root is perfect for detoxing, but it’s also deliciously similar to coffee in the taste, making this tea the perfect after-dinner drink.”

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried dandelion root
  • 1-star anise pod
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • ½ dried licorice root (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1¼ cups freshly boiled water

Method

Place all the ingredients in a teapot and pour over the freshly boiled water. Steep for 15 minutes, then strain into a mug and drink.

2. Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is like a magnet for toxins and is used in emergency medicine when people have food poisoning. Take the activated charcoal tablet at night and drink a large glass of water upon waking, followed by lots of water during the day to assist with elimination.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 activated charcoal tablet (you can find these at most pharmacies and natural health stores)
  • ¼ cup fresh apple juice or pineapple juice (or water)
  • A squeeze of lime
  • ½ teaspoon fresh aloe vera or bottled aloe vera juice

Method

Take the charcoal tablet in the evening. In the morning, whisk the apple juice, lime juice, and aloe in a glass and drink immediately.

3. Vietnamese Lemongrass Tonic

Lemongrass is effective for helping an aching and upset stomach. The lemon makes it an astringent and antiseptic, and it is also great for soothing coughs and keeping colds and flu away.

Serves 2

 Ingredients

  • 2½ cups filtered or mineral water
  • 4 lemongrass stalks
  • 1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or raw honey, or to taste
  • Lime slices (optional)

Method

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat.

2. Smash the lemongrass and cut it into thin shreds. Peel and julienne the ginger.

3. Add both to the water and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

4. Add the coconut sugar or honey, to taste, and serve warm with a garnish of lime slices if you like, or refrigerate and serve over ice.

4. Organifi Gold

Organifi Gold is great for calming your digestion, inflammation in the gut and upset stomach. This powder is organic, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, vegan and is sweet even though it’s zero grams of sugar.

Ingredients

  • Lemon Balm
  • Turmeric, Turkey Tail Mushroom
  • Red Reishi
  • Acacia
  • Coconut Milk
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Ginger Extract
  • Black Pepper

Method

Add one scoop with 8 – 16 oz of warm/hot water and mix.

 

Kara Stavish

Kara is a teacher, coach, online course instructor and the founder of Concepts Of Life & Wellness. She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and not long after was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease in 2015. As she struggled to feel better, she began an intense search to find healing. After immersing herself into the learning process, she removed her medication and healed her body. From this experience, she now dedicates her life to helping others learn how to feel better and live a healthier life. Her enthusiasm for healing has helped so many people and continues to do so.

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