Tea For Digestion

Whether you went a little too large on the takeout order or just want some help soothing your stomach and improving your digestive system, there are teas that come with a variety of digestive benefits that help the body to metabolize rich foods and reduce bloating.

GINGER

Compounds in ginger, known as gingerols and shogaols, can help stimulate stomach contractions and emptying. Thus, the spice may help with nausea, cramping, bloating, gas, or indigestion (RefRefRef).

A large review found that taking 1.5 grams of ginger daily reduced nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, and motion sickness (Ref).

BLACK TEA

Black teas boast thearubigins, which may improve indigestion, and theaflavins, which act as antioxidants and may protect against stomach ulcers (RefRefRef).

OOLONG TEA

Oolong has antiseptic qualities that help to fight off bacteria that can cause stomach upset. The tea also has a basic pH level, helping to reduce symptoms of acid reflux.

Oolong tea is partially oxidized, with a lighter, more floral character than black tea and a richer, fuller body than green tea. Studies suggest that oolong teas may help increase metabolism, burn fat, and aid in digestion. Ref

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