I am thinking about tea at the moment as it is starting to get cooler here and, as I am still feeling unwell, I need something warm and comforting to keep me hydrated and calm.
Did you know that some herbal teas are high in fodmaps? I used to drink chamomile tea regularly as I had read somewhere about how chamomile tea was good for constipation. Luckily I now know via the Monash Uni App (read about this here) that chamomile is high in fodmaps and that peppermint tea is a better option.
Did you know that peppermint tea whilst being soothing and calming is also beneficial to digestion and might actually provide relief from IBS symptoms? Read about the benefits of peppermint tea below which I sourced from theteatalk.com.
|Peppermint tea relaxes the muscles in your digestive tract, encourages proper peristaltic movements, and increases the flow of bile and other digestive juices, helping to keep everything working and moving as it should.
Because peppermint tea relaxes and soothes the digestive system, and relieves emotional stress and anxiety, as well, this tea may help to prevent hemorrhoids.
Calming peppermint tea can help to lessen the symptoms and discomfort of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This tea’s antispasmodic benefits may reduce the frequent, sporadic, painful stomach and intestinal muscle spasms that can accompany IBS.
When I make peppermint tea I reach for one of my lovely teapots as it makes me feel that I am really showing myself some love and kindness …. I am currently using a lovely Whittard tea pot that I bought in London years ago.