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Our New Adaptogen Chai Latte
Our New Adaptogen Chai Latte
24th Jan, 2018
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What are adaptogens?

Stress and fatigue. Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly caffeine and sugar are what a lot of folks are using to try to fight back. The problem is, they don’t actually work. Sugar and caffeine do offer a quick lift, but the crash is never far behind – so it’s back to Starbucks to start the cycle again, turning your day into a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to get through the day – and one of my favorites is with “adaptogens,” the special herbs that help your body adapt to stress and resist fatigue.


Adapta-what?

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help strengthen the body’s response to stress and enhance its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. Though the effects may initially be subtle and take time to make themselves felt, they’re real and undeniable.


Where have they been all my life?

Adaptogens have been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, to boost energy and resilience in the face of stress. Recently, several studies have found evidence to support what those of us in the sustainable wellness field already knew – that adaptogens offer positive benefits —and are safe for long-term use.


How do adaptogens work?

Adaptogens work a bit like a thermostat. When the thermostat senses that the room temperature is too high it brings it down; when the temperature is too low it brings it up. Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without over stimulating. They can normalize body imbalances. By supporting adrenal function, they counteract the adverse effects of stress. They enable the body’s cells to access more energy; help cells eliminate toxic byproducts of the metabolic process and help the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently. In short, adaptogens are amazing!

Article Source: www.bewell.com

History of Chai

Chai dates back thousands of years. Masala chia was used as a herbal medicine throughout Asia. It has been said that it was created for a king as a cleansing, vivying Ayurvedic beverage.

Historically chai has been served hot or cold as a remedy for mild ailments. It was typically made with black tea leaves, milk, sugar and spices and remains staple in many parts of India.

Ours is made with coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, cardamon, tumeric, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, white pepper, lucama (adaptogen) and ashwaghandha.

Our chai is currently only available to order as part of our packages, if you would like to enquire about them please email contact@detoxkitchen.co.uk.
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