Incorporating different types of tea into your regimen will be best - black, green, oolong, herbal.
Each has different polyphenol compounds that do different things for gut health.
Black tea has theaflavins which studies show can actually affect your microbiome balance - decreasing bad bugs and increasing good ones. They also promote malabsorption (or non-absorption) of fats and sugars.
Green tea has catechins which help suppress cravings (afternoon snacks, sugar) and improve caloric burn and digestion.
Oolong tea strikes a balance between these teas and is the only one certified for weight loss by Japan’s ministry of health. If you can only drink one, go with oolong.
Herbal tea is a great option for increasing the polyphenol mix. Of these, the Ginger Digestion Elixir is particularly good for promoting digestive health.
Tea happens to be one of the most abundant sources of polyphenols found in nature. Studies show, however, that we need to drink at least 3-5 cups per day in order to experience tangible health benefits. If you want to learn more about how to use tea to heal your gut, as well as what other things you should be eating and doing, you can find all that (and lots more fun gut facts) in this blog.
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