There are hundreds of plant-based foods that have been tagged with the “Superfood” label, and many more that claim to be good for losing weight and detoxing.
As a customer, it can be hard to understand just what works and what doesn’t; what is safe and what is not. In creating DetoxOrganics, a true superfood powder, we used only organic ingredients that were proven to be safe and were backed up by countless human, animal and laboratory studies.
We understood that while the fad superfoods that get all the attention are usually exotic in name and nature, giving them an air of mystery and wonder (but also a lack of evidence regarding human consumption) the real beneficial ingredients are often the ones right under our noses.
To show you what we mean, we’re going to highlight some of the amazing benefits of abundantly available herbs and plants that might be sitting in your pantry or your spice rack right now.
These days green tea is very common and can be found in millions of American households, but we don't always appreciate just how beneficial it is. In fact, there are so many research-backed benefits to green tea that we don’t have space to mention them all and will need to keep this brief:
- Weight Loss: Many human studies have been conducted on green tea’s weight loss abilities and have concluded that it can help to increase the metabolism and help overweight individuals to lose weight.
- Can Help to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases: Regular consumption of green tea could reduce your chances of getting Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases as evidenced by many laboratory studies.
- Mental Focus and Fatigue: It contains caffeine and L-theanine, stimulants that work synergistically to improve focus, concentration and mood.
- Can Help with Diabetes: Many studies have shown that green tea can be used to prevent and treat insulin sensitivity.
There are many ways to consume green tea and enjoy its many benefits, from strong concentrations as found in green tea extracts and in matcha tea, to weaker ones as found in cheaper, lower quality green teabags.
If you can’t get matcha tea or a good extract (as used in DetoxOrganics) then buy some good loose tea (Sencha and Gyokuro, both Japanese, are really good) and brew up a nice strong cup or pot.
Another plant that we added to DetoxOrganics, aloe vera is often used in creams and lotions because it can support skin and hair health, but there is so much more to this plant than that and it could be a useful detox plant.
Aloe vera works wonders on your digestive system. When given to patients with IBS it can help to reduce the severity of the symptoms, making them more manageable, while other studies have noted its ability to reduce stomach cramps and acid reflux, and to alleviate the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
Aloe vera is also an effective laxative, helping to gently relieve constipation by stimulating the bowel in a similar way to senna leaf and rhubarb extract.
The herb that you have growing stale in your spice rack could be one of the most potent superfoods in your entire kitchen.
There are studies that suggest sage could be used to enhance cognitive ability, which potentially could help Alzheimer’s sufferers; and that it could be effective in reducing blood sugar and cholesterol.
There have also been many studies that have focused on it’s powerful antioxidant properties.
It may also be able to help aid digestion and improve mental focus and clarity, but it doesn’t end there.
Sage is loaded with nutrients, many of which you may not be getting from other foods, including a significant dose of folate, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K, beta-carotene and phosphorus.
It’s time to stop simply rubbing it on meat and start adding it to everything you eat.
Dandelions and dandelion root is a potent natural diuretic, which has led it to being sold as a weight loss herb.
We wouldn’t go as far as to say that, simply because the only weight you will lose is water, but there are may other great benefits to this abundant weed that are worth mentioning.
The aforementioned diuretic effects, in combination with compounds known as polysaccharides, mean dandelion root could help to support liver function, which is essential during a detox and pretty much any other time.
It has been said that many of dandelion root’s positive effects stem from its ability to support liver function, and it may even help ease the symptoms of liver disease.
Dandelion root has also shown some anti-cancerous effects during laboratory studies, most notably with melanoma and pancreatic cancers.
Dandelion root can also help to manage UTIs, which means it is able to step up to the plate now that we know cranberry juice is not as effective of a treatment as your mother and grandmother always said it was.
Peppermint oil and peppermint leaf have been used in teas, tablets, tinctures and creams for centuries.
Peppermint contains menthol, which helps to awaken the senses, making it easier to breathe when you have a stuffy nose or a cold.
It’s not a weight loss herb, but it can be used as part of a detox as it helps to settle your stomach, alleviating indigestion, excessive flatulence and many symptoms associated with IBS.
It may also be useful in treating acid reflux, although this is very hit and miss as the strong oils may actually make this condition worse for some sufferers.
There are many more benefits being uncovered all of the time, and in the last few years it has been suggested that peppermint oil may be able to help treat hair loss and skin problems.
How to Consume Them All
Trying to find the time to eat all of these herbs and the money to buy them is not easy.
You could just consume one of them, but because they are all natural and have great synergistic effects, it’s much better to consume them together.
So grab yourself a tub or two of DetoxOrganics (we currently have a special offer on a bulk buy) and get all of these herbs and more in one easy to drink, great-tasting superfood powder.
It’s the best way to detox, to lose weight and to stay healthy without spending money on dozens of different ingredients and without needing to find ways to work them all into your daily diet.