Teas with thermogenic properties are well known to help speed up metabolism in a healthy way and increase fat burning (especially in conjunction with exercise and healthy meals), preventing it from building up in the body.
In addition, thermogenics are also excellent diuretics, that is, they eliminate the water retention that is responsible for that swelling very common in women during menstruation.
One of these most popular teas is pineapple and mint tea, which besides having several benefits, is very delicious. Check out its benefits and a very easy recipe to prepare below.
Pineapple is rich in vitamins A, C, B6 and other vital substances for our body, such as folate, magnesium, thiamine and iron. Fruit is an excellent natural digestive and is usually consumed after meals.
It helps in intestinal health, eliminating fevers, worms and other parasites. Pineapple also combats constipation and has diuretic properties, which help combat fluid retention and swelling.
Mint is a great source of fiber and is rich in vitamin C, B, D and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron and sodium. It is a powerful ally in combating digestive problems such as nausea, stomach pain, constipation and diarrhea.
The leaves of the plant also aid in digestion, as they improve the functioning of the salivary glands, which are responsible for the production of saliva and for the first stage of food digestion.
Mint also helps fight colds, bad breath and has calming properties, helping to fight insomnia.
Mint is contraindicated for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, children under 5 years of age and patients with reflux.
Pineapple tea with mint
- Half chopped pineapple;
- 5 to 6 mint leaves;
- 1 cinnamon stick;
- Sugar (brown or white), sweetener or honey to taste.
Put the water in the pot or teapot, add the pineapple and cinnamon and let it boil for approximately 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add the mint leaves and smother for about 5 minutes so that the properties, flavor and aroma of the leaves are mixed with the liquid. After that, just strain the tea and drink it warm.
Boil the pineapple and cinnamon for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool and blend the tea in a blender with the mint leaves and ice cubes.