Chaga Tea: What Is It and Do You Need It?
By Genevieve Cunningham
It seems as though every time we turn around, there’s a new food or drink or exercise program that promises to get us in shape. This item is practically shoved down our throats via media or testimonials or various kinds of advertisement. We all rush to buy the new product and hope that its promises are true. Unfortunately, unless you’re willing to put in a lot of work, the promises are usually half met at best. And then there’s another kind of product. The product that quietly enters the market, sits on the shelf, and gets passed around from friend to friend by word of mouth. It’s these products -- these unassuming, quieter products -- that often bring the most benefit. If you’re interested in trying one of these effective health products, look no further than chaga tea. If you’ve never tried it, take a look at why it’s good and how it can affect your life for the better.
What is Chaga Tea?
Chaga tea is a drink made from the chaga mushroom. So … it’s fungus tea. Before you turn your nose up at the thought of drinking a fungus, the chaga mushroom is thought to be one of the healthiest edible mushrooms on the market. It’s incredibly low calorie, super high in fiber, and stocked full of antioxidants. When steeped into a tea (or sometimes coffee), it brings powerful benefits to the body as a whole.
What are the Benefits?
So what exactly are the positive side effects of drinking chaga tea? There are actually quite a few. Many drink this concoction because of its antiviral abilities. It’s thought to help the body fight off various viruses, making it a great addition to the menu during cold and flu season. It’s also thought to be a natural anti-inflammatory agent. When the body has swelling, whether it’s obvious or not, it can make for a lot of discomfort. Drinking this tea may lower the swelling, thus making the body more comfortable. Another powerful benefit is its ability to stimulate the immune system. If you’re finding yourself sick too often, this tea may give your immunities a boost and leave you sick far less often.
Should It Be in a Normal Diet?
As long as your doctor is OK with it, and as long as you’re OK with the flavor, there’s no reason to not drink chaga tea. It’s a healthy, super low calorie way to boost your health. If you want to give it a try, check out your local health food store or an online vendor. With this simple addition to your diet, you may find massive benefits to your health and wellness, leaving you feeling more refreshed and better than ever before.
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