Did you know that drinking tea can help with intermittent fasting? For many, coffee is their beverage of choice (aside from water) during a fast. Our staff gets pretty excited about tea. So, when we heard about the launch of Pique Herbal Cinnamon Fasting Tea and the many health benefits of it, we couldn’t wait to try it.
And we have good news – this tea is amazing at reducing cravings during intermittent fasting. And if you’re not on board with fasting, you’ll still enjoy its rich, spicy flavor.
ABOUT INTERMITTENT FASTING
Intermittent fasting is the practice of reducing or eliminating your food intake for a period of time. There are various ways to do it, and many people rave about its effects on their energy, weight, and overall vitality.
Most days, we limit our eating window to something like 11am to 6pm. This means for the other 17 hours in a day, our digestive systems get a break from the process of digesting food. We still drink water, tea, coffee, or occasionally fresh juice in the morning and evening to help counteract any cravings and keep the body hydrated.
As we continue to research the best ways to support our bodies while fasting, we found claims that drinking tea is a miracle boost to supporting a successful fast. Of course, we had to test that theory.
PIQUE HERBAL CINNAMON FASTING TEA
The Whole30 plan recommends drinking herbal tea when you have one of those inevitable sugar cravings. We were already avid herbal tea drinkers before starting an annual Whole30, but we never appreciated the value of it until going off sugar cold-turkey for 30 days!
The main tea ingredient we found to really help curb sugar cravings was cinnamon. Cinnamon has been called “nature’s gastric band” because of its ability to suppress the appetite. It also has numerous health benefits like reducing risk of heart disease, improving insulin sensitivity, and lowering blood sugar levels. It’s also packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
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In Chinese Medicine, cinnamon is recommended to warm the digestive system, treat kidney and bladder function, and also help with skin infections and arthritic pain.
The combination of Eastern and Western herbal ingredients in Pique’s cinnamon fasting tea each have remarkable benefits on their own, but the magic comes when they’re added together.
Loaded with polyphenols like quercetin, luteolin and phenolic acid, this burdock tea has been used for digestion support in Japan, Korea and China for centuries. It has a smooth, woody and pleasant flavor.
A match made in heaven, Cassia cinnamon and fasting are a powerful combination. Also an essential ingredient in Traditional Chinese Herbology, it adds a subtle spice to this root based tea.
WHOLE ITALIAN BERGAMOT
Popular in aromatherapy, bergamot is calming and relaxing. Our whole ground bergamot rind is from Calabria, Italy, a source of unparalleled quality, adding a new dimension of nuanced tartness to this blend.
A secret originating from geishas in Edo Japan, a leaf of spearmint is placed in the mouth and chewed before dinner for its appetite satisfying properties.
We can certainly attest it has a noticeable positive effect on energy, which is especially useful during extended fast period…plus it tastes fabulous!
Developed with Dr. Jason Fung, MD, Pique’s cinnamon fasting tea will help:
✓ Increase Satiety
✓ Support Restful Sleep
✓ Manage Cravings
✓ Make Night Fasting Comfortable
Unlike green and black tea, it won’t keep you up at night, and because it’s tannin-free it’s also less likely to give you an upset stomach during your fasts.
Like all of Pique Tea’s offerings, this new formula is Triple Toxin Screened for pesticides, heavy metal, and mold.
Pique’s Cinnamon Herbal Fasting Tea is also in convenient tea crystal form, so you can enjoy it hot or cold, and it’s great for on the go.