A workout can mean a lot of things to different people. For some it’s a way to be fitter or lose weight, for some it’s something to do together with friends and for others, it’s a healthy habit that they cannot live without. The habit of daily exercise can improve one’s physical and mental health, increase stamina, improve their fitness, help lose fat, and burn that extra dose of calories from when you devour a tub of ice cream. Exercise improves blood circulation and the increased flow helps the body to raise oxygen levels, lowering the risk of potential heart diseases and other chronic diseases. On the other hand, even though the routine is tiring, it can definitely improve your mood! Why? Because the chemicals released from your body during exercise make you feel more relaxed, even helping you to cope better with stress!
Out of the new year resolutions in your list, fitness goals must be one of them. Most of us want to do whatever it takes and get our fitness game on track to perfect our body and spruce up our health. However, we all know that sometimes regular workouts can get the best of us and we all find ourselves needing something to help keep us going and give us the energy we need to carry on. But, simply water might not be enough to bring us all the nutrients and energy we need. At times like this, an ice-cold drink might be just what you need. But, the problem is most “energy drinks” and other cold beverages are filled with sugar and this will be counter-productive for your health goals when you’re working out. That is why a herbal infusion is the best replacement! They are able to bring you the refreshment you crave with the sweetness of natural fruits along with the nutritional goodness of time-tested herbs to give you their energy and healing benefits.
Scroll down and together we will discover what herbal infusions are the best to complement your workout.
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Matcha is a type of green tea made with the camellia sinensis plant. Matcha requires the whole leaf unlike other green tea types which is ground into a fine dust-like powder. A compound named EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in matcha helps to boost your metabolism. Research proves that having a high metabolic rate will help to level up the effectiveness of your fitness routine. In addition, matcha can also speed up the burning of your fat cells. So, it’s a great natural supplement if you’re looking to lose weight. Not only is matcha able to boost our metabolic rate, but it can also improve your performance as it keeps you in alert. It can also help with muscle recovery as it is a good source of EGCG catechins, and with its presence of L-theanine, matcha calms you and stabilizes your mood. To know more about the extensive health benefits of matcha, read our blog on matcha here.
Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb that has been in use for centuries. It has helped people with many maladies as the herb increases immunity by strengthening your body. It also has the ability to increase your muscle mass without increasing the fat content of your body. Ashwagandha is a well known adaptogen that reduces the stress we accumulate throughout the day. The calming elixir promotes sleep, so even after a vigorous workout you will be snoring without any muscle pain disturbances.
Turmeric is both a spice and herb used for its bright hue and medicinal properties After an intense workout, try a turmeric herbal infusion to dwindle your soreness. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric reduce muscle pain, systemic inflammation, and give your body a much needed recovery boost. Turmeric contains anti- bacterial compounds that help fight bacteria and heals the damage caused by them. We can guarantee that! Here you will find the full turmeric guide and you might be able to know a new or few facts of this remarkable root!
With every ingredient being a hundred percent natural, these energy boosters are one of a kind! Herbal infusions are the best hydration option out there, being sugar-free is an added benefit. Not to mention the flavours. Simply amazing! Check out our store for our full collection and other helpful blogs on how herbal infusions can help you!