Why You Should Drink Peppermint Tea after Dinner

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If you’re looking for the perfect healthy post-dinner treat, look no further!

Peppermint tea has been used for centuries to aid digestion. Studies have shown that it helps relieve gas and bloating, and can reduce heartburn and indigestion as well. It’s also delicious!

Ending your meal peppermint tea really hits the sweet spot without adding any extra sugar to your meal. It’s zero calorie, naturally caffeine-free, and doesn’t contain any sugar. Many of my clients find this post-dinner habit really replaces cravings for sugary desserts.

Beyond being delicious, peppermint tea:

  • is anti-inflammatory
  • aids digestion
  • reduces heartburn
  • helps relieve gas and bloating
  • tastes sweet without any sugar
  • hydrates your body
  • takes less than a minute to prepare
  • is inexpensive and easy to find

The habit of cozying up to a big hot mug of tea with your loved ones can also create space for mindful conversation. It makes for a wonderful after dinner ritual that will help you relax, connect with your significant other and friends, and boost your health.

Look for an organic peppermint tea if possible and read the ingredients. Choose a peppermint tea that contains only peppermint; be sure it doesn’t contain any additives or caffeine. My favorite is Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Tea.

Steep according to the brand’s instructions. I like to steep for 3-4 minutes then discard the tea bag as I find if it steeps too long it becomes too strong and I don’t enjoy it as much.

Drink it straight up—no sugar added—for the most benefit.

Cheers!

2 Comments...
  • I love peppermint tea, however the link takes readers to a green tea and peppermint combo. Is this the tea you meant to link? Thanks!

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