When I’m feeling just a bit bloated and less than perfect, I have a quick solution that helps me feel better and reduce the puffiness. My weight fluctuates about four to five pounds, depending on what I eat and how close I am to “that time of the month.”
I found a tea that helps eliminate some of the bloated feelings I experience and gets me back on track to a slimmer better feeling me the next day. The recipe I found on the Internet was supposed to help you lose water weight, but it was loaded with sugar and many ingredients that added no extra nutrients, just extra calories.
I decided that I wanted to make it healthier. To do so, I swapped out some of the extra ingredients that simply weren’t in the “good health” wheelhouse and cut back on the sugar.
After spending hours in the lab—okay, you got me—several trips to the kitchen—to adjust the recipe, I found one that works each time after several months of testing in all situations perfectly.
Dandelions have an abundance of nutrients that range from trace minerals to calcium, iron, and potassium. It also contains vitamin C, A, B6, K, riboflavin, thiamine, folate and other nutrients. Vitamin B6 helps boost your metabolism. The tea from dandelions acts as a diuretic that can help you shed water weight. Since it has plenty of potassium, you don’t have to worry about the diuretic action depleting you of this mineral.
People have eaten dandelion greens and consumed dandelion tea for ages and praised the health benefits. They were right. It helps purify the blood, improve digestion, supercharge healing, prevent gallstones and may also aid in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s by protecting the neurons in the brain. It’s also good for the skin and protects the eyes, lungs and mouth tissues.
You can cut out the tea until you feel better or continue drinking it until you get all the toxins out and take an Epsom salt bath to help with the detox symptoms and relieve some of the yucky feelings.
② I don’t need my tea to be sweet, so a 1/2 cup of cranberry juice is more than enough for me. You could get away with a full cup if you want it sweeter. Several of the recipes I saw also called for honey or stevia (but this is optional).
③ Add the 4 cups of distilled/ filtered water to the tea/cranberry juice mixture.
④ Add the lemon juice. If you leave your lemons out at room temperature and roll them under the palm of your hand for a couple of seconds you will get more juice out of your lemon.
⑤ Mix it all up and it’s ready to go!
Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.
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