I was wondering if any other drinks are allowed during the cleanse besides water - especially non-caffeinated herbal tea? I love tea, and it also helps keep me warm during the day in the cold office in which I work.
It has been my experience with detox and cleanse programs that herbal teas without stimulants are allowed. I just brewed a bunch of Yogi Tea the other day and put it in a pitcher in the refrigerator to have a water alternative handy throughout the day. You may consider that suggestion in the summer when your office may be warm :)
Sometimes warm broths are allowed as well, with no sodium added.
I just read one of the editor's comments in her week 1 blog posts that herbal tea that does not naturally contain caffeine is allowed (so no black or green tea).
I just started getting a new Detox and Cleanse blend. The Cleanse is for GI tract and contains some green tea to aid in stimulating the colon. The Detox tea is specifically for the liver. It uses herbs and spices to help stimulate the liver and remove toxins from the body. Both of these teas taste pretty good, (the cleanse exceptionally tasty!)
It is also interesting to note that there are herbs that contain caffeine. Yerbe Mate is an example.
There is some good information to read about on the links below.
Hope this helps!
Yes, its really good to use herbal tea, its like an antioxidant for our skin and digestive system.. Specially the non caffeinated tea is good to keep us relax. Research shows that using green tea is much more favorable than coffee, but I don't know whether the herbal and green tea are same or not... Do you have any idea.?
Herbal tea is not the same as green tea. All true "tea" has to come from the tea plant (camelia sinensis) - so that would cover black, green, oolong, white, etc. Any infusion from other plants are technically called a "tisane". Most people simply refer to them simply as "herbal" tea. Tisanes are for the most part - naturally caffeine free, however there are some herbs that contain caffeine (yerbe mate for example).
The Cleanse tea I mentioned is considered an ayurvedic blend (based on Indian Holistic practices). It is mostly herbal, but contains a small amount of green tea - the caffeine is used to gently stimulate the digestive system to get things moving. Sometimes a little caffeine is used to help with stagnation. I always try to list every ingredient in order for you to understand it's function and how it's used.
I usually drink tea while doing a detox. One of the top detox teas and one of my favorites is lemon and ginger tea. It's great because it also serves as a diuretic.Ginger is especially useful with assisting in digestive issues, and tends to act as a soother. If you're interested here's a recipe you can follow! :)
Or a ready to drink recipe: