So my last post I mentioned that I had bought this tea.
I wanted to try it out and give it some time before I wrote a review because I wanted to see exactly how I would feel after drinking the tea consistently.
I am not one for starving myself or withholding from food in general. The only time I will fast will be for spiritual reasons and there is lots of suffering in that for me because I love food. With that being said, as I mentioned in the previous post, I felt I needed to detox after the holidays, but was not up for limiting my food to just fruits & veggies because I'm training for a marathon. After hearing about dandelion tea and doing some research, I decided to give it a try. (details are in my previous post)
Side note: I discovered the tea in my local grocery store, Safeway, but have also recently seen it at Walmart. I assume it's a pretty easy tea to find.
The tea is made with dandelion & chicory (licorice) roots to help stimulate your liver's natural detoxification processes. It does smell and taste a lot like licorice, so be warned because I know that it's a very strong flavor and not one that may be liked by everyone.
The tea hits all the different possible taste buds with a complex blend of sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, & salty. Now, before you cringe, it's not as bad as you may think. You have to try it for yourself to really judge it. I like adding some honey to my tea to sweeten it up and it helps with all the other areas you may not be fond of.
I have been drinking the tea 2 times a day (morning & evening) while continuing with my normal healthy eating habits. Within a couple days I did feel the cleaning effects of the tea.
Side note: This tea is not a laxative.
When going through a detox, one of the primary things we are trying to accomplish is to detoxify the liver so that it performs as it should. The liver has a few functions which include detoxification, protein synthesis, glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, hormone production, and production of biochemicals which are necessary for digestion. All of these functions play a role in how our body interacts with food and in essence weight gain. So, it makes sense that having a clean and healthy liver can only help us with our efforts in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
I believe I was able to achieve a detoxification of the liver without having to starve myself or without needing to abstain from certain foods. I feel lighter and can honestly say...cleaner. Now, keep in mind that I generally am a healthy eater, but the "clean" feeling only came after I started drinking the tea.
If you are looking for something you can do in addition to what you are doing now to help detox your body, I highly recommend this tea.
Side Note: Make sure you follow the directions on how to properly brew.
Until the next time, have a great one...