In my never-ending quest for better health and nutrition, I’m always up for trying new and interesting ways to improve my overall well-being. I’ve done a lot of things over the years – low-carb diets, paleo, restricting calories, juice cleanses…the list goes on. Few things have really stuck besides healthy, clean eating and a regular exercise routine, but I recently gave a teatox a try and loved the results so much, I’m thinking I’ll add them to my regime a few times a year.
Purgo Tea is a Canadian company based out of B.C., founded by Ben Robinson. After leading an unhealthy lifestyle for many years, Ben developed a digestive condition that started to destroy his health which led him to take a step back and reassess how he was treating his body. He began researching nutrition and partnered with a naturopath to rebuild his lifestyle, and ultimately created a tea program that helps to cleanse, boost metabolism and reduce bloating. It’s all-natural, and means people don’t have to turn to fasting or strong laxatives when they want to do a bit of a reset.
The cleanse comes in two formats: a 14-day program and a 28-day program. Both include a daytime tea blend you drink in the morning and an evening tea blend you drink every other evening before bed, and a recommended meal plan and exercise guidelines are provided on the website (essentially 30 minutes a day of movement and lots of walking breaks!). I actually love the meal plan provided on the website, simply because it contains lots of clean recipes and ideas that are handy if you’re new to the concept of eating clean.
I did the 14-day cleanse and experienced lots of positive benefits, namely reduction in bloating and overall feeling more refreshed. The tea itself tastes great and needs no sweetener – it’s a very mild tea that goes down easy. I usually would let it steep for anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes and aimed to drink it before eating in the mornings and after I was done eating for the day in the evenings. Admittedly, sometimes I would drink my morning tea with breakfast in the interest of time, but it didn’t seem to have a huge impact on the results 😉
Overall, I really enjoyed this program compared to previous juice and tea cleanses I’ve done. I love that it’s not a three-times-a-day tea (as with a previous teatox I did) because as someone who doesn’t usually drink hot drinks beyond her morning coffee, remembering to make all that tea can be hard! I also love that it didn’t completely drain me or leave me feeling shaky and famished like I did on a juice cleanse in the past, and the fact that it meshed super well with my regular exercise and eating routine was really convenient. The cherry on top is they’re Canadian!
If you’re looking to sort of hit your internal reset button or try out teatoxing, you should check these guys out. You can grab the 14 or 28-day program online here, for $33.99 and $53.99, respectively (based on other teatox programs I’ve seen and, ahem, bought – this is a really great price)!