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Make note of these 3 bedtime teas that will enhance your gut health

Published on:5 May 2021, 14:03pm IST
Had a big dinner, post which you’re struggling with digestive issues? Or does your digestive system usually keep you up every night? Worry not, because we have for you three gut-friendly teas that are perfect to sip on before bedtime.
Geetika Sachdev
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Sip on these 3 teas to tackle gut issues. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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How many of us are guilty about gorging on our favourite foods, especially at night? Although most of us are aware that eating light is the right approach, we tend to go overboard. That’s also because this is the only time we eat at a leisurely pace Yes, you heard it right. Since we’re forever hustling, it gets difficult to enjoy our breakfasts and lunches. While this sounds legit, let’s just tell you that your digestive system doesn’t think like you do. So, when you sit down to relax and eat large amounts of food, your system experiences a lot of stress. This could cause gastric issues or poop problems like diarrhea or constipation, the next morning. 

First of all, it is better to eat early in the evening. Also, focus on easy-to-digest foods like soup, fish, lentils and rice that are good for your gut health. In case that isn’t possible, worry not. You can lean on certain herbal teas that aren’t just soothing for your stomach, but will also help tackle sleep troubles. 

Yes, it’s quite tempting to have an antacid and get instant relief. But there’s nothing better than going natural, we say!

1. Ginger tea

There’s really nothing that ginger or adrak tea can’t do! That’s exactly why it finds a place in our kitchens. Make ginger tea to tackle all kinds of gut issues, and sip on it post dinner. Experts suggest that it can speed up gastric emptying, which helps to prevent indigestion. What this essentially means is that it can quicken the digestive process, so that your stomach doesn’t keep you up at night. What’s more, ginger tea can also tackle bloating and constipation. So ladies, this is something you need to try for sure!

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Here’s a home remedy that works like magic! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to make it:

1. Thinly slice fresh ginger;
2. In a saucepan, combine the ginger with one cup of fresh water;
3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat;
4. Simmer for five minutes, and your tea is ready.

2. Peppermint tea

We all know the wonders of peppermint tea, but let’s tell you that it is certainly useful to treat gastrointestinal issues. That’s because it soothes the stomach by preventing muscle contraction. This helps to control cramps and deal with digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome. Make sure to sip on it in the evening to calm down the stomach. It will also help you sleep better, instead of troubling you all night, because of acid reflux or other issues.

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Brew a cup of peppermint tea to beat bloating. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to make it:

1. Boil two cups of water.
2. Add 15-20 fresh mint leaves.
3. Turn off the heat, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
4. Strain the leaves and serve warm with a dash of honey and lemon.

3. Chamomile tea

Most of us have heard of chamomile tea as a miracle cure for those suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders. The good news is this relaxing tea also helps to treat gut issues. That’s because it contains prebiotics, which work well for the gut bacteria and help to tackle constipation.

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Enlist chamomile tea in service to beat period cramp woes. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to make it:

1. Boil water, and add chamomile tea leaves.
2. Let it steep for 10 minutes or so, or more if you want your tea strong.
3. Strain the tea, and pour into a cup.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.