Using Tea As A Secret Weapon For Gut Health, Inflammation, And Stress
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If you care about healing your gut or reducing inflammation and stress, it’s time to give tea another look.
(Watch my interview with Simon Cheng, Founder and CEO if Pique Tea)
Scientific research has shown that regular tea consumption can support cardiovascular, immune system and brain health – all while enhancing your metabolism and providing clean energy.
It promotes good gut health, leading to less cravings and better moods.
It supports your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
It can even help you better cope with stress.
Tea is the most-consumed beverage in the world, deeply embedded in many cultures, for good reason.
But just what can it do for you?
Science has shown it can:
1. Help heal your gut – your “second brain”
Tea is jam-packed with polyphenols (antioxidants) that are naturally prebiotic. That means they promote the growth of healthy bacteria while inhibiting the growth of pathogens.
Why should you care about the balance of bacteria in your gut?
For starters, an unhealthy gut microbiome can lead to constipation, bloating, headaches, fatigue, leaky gut and even autoimmune disorders.
What’s more, your gut is directly connected to your brain through what science has deemed the “gut-brain axis.”
The metabolites that are produced by your gut bacteria are actually neuroactive – they affect neurons in your brain. The implications of this are vast: your gut can impact your mood, emotions and beyond.
Studies show tea has a potent ability to improve the health of your gut microbiome.
2. Support your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response – help keep you healthy
Science has also shown that tea’s unique antioxidants have a powerful ability to help reduce inflammation.
Free radicals are scavengers constantly trying to damage your cells, which leads to inflammation. (This is also known as oxidative stress.) It makes sense then, that anti-oxidants go to battle against the free radicals to help prevent this damage.
Tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants (including EGCG) which are consistently shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Tea drinking has even been linked to an increase in the ability of your T cells to react against bacterial and viral infections.
3. Help you handle stress
Ever heard of l-theanine? It’s an amino acid found in tea that’s known as nature’s “chill pill.” L-theanine promotes relaxation by affecting your brain in 3 interesting ways.
First, it boosts your natural GABA levels and other calming neurotransmitters (like dopamine and serotonin). It also reduces levels of “excitatory” chemicals linked to stress and anxiety. Finally, l-theanine enhances alpha brain waves, which produces a state of “wakeful relaxation.”
That translates to a natural state of calm, yet alert, focus.
It’s no wonder why monks have been drinking tea for centuries to help them stay centered during their hours-long meditations!
But tea is boring and time-consuming, and I’ve heard it has heavy metal!
Here’s the good news. My friends at Pique Tea have taken away all the inconveniences and concerns about tea.
No messy teabags or steeping time here… their Tea Crystals dissolve instantly in cold or hot water. And with their patented Cold Brew Crystallization process, you know you’re getting up to 12 times the antioxidants that you’d get from other teas.
Tea can indeed be a scary carrier of pesticides, mold or even heavy metals. Pique Teas are Triple Toxin Screened for pesticides, heavy metals and toxic mold, so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting one of the cleanest, purest teas on the market. Not to mention, they are delicious!
When you’re drinking something to improve your health, the last thing you want to do is introduce toxins along with it, especially if it’s a daily habit. I have reviewed the reports myself, and am VERY IMPRESSED with what I saw. No other company has been able to provide me with results to back their claims like Pique has.
AND they are offering a special deal to my subscribers. For this week only, they are offering you up to 28% off + free shipping on their Gut Health bundles.
Simon Cheng is the Founder & CEO of Pique Tea. He is a graduate of both Harvard University and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also the youngest member of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Nutrition Roundtable. He spent the last 10 years learning from foremost experts in Qigong and Taichi from all over the world. He is fluent in Classical Chinese and supplemented his teachings with classics on Daosim and Qigong
Simon suffered from a series of health issues in his youth that left him with staples in both lungs and a screw in his jaw. Celebrating his 30th birthday with a tube for delivering antibiotics directly into his heart valve, he said “NEVER AGAIN” and took back control of his health.
After a three year journey all around Asia and N America studying with masters of medicinal plants and breathwork, he healed himself and has never been healthier and happier. Pique Tea Crystals is the culmination of everything he’s learned about medicinal plants and breathwork, which he now seeks to share with the world.
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