Good Teas to Reduce Crohn’s Inflammation
When it comes to anti-inflamatory foods, I tend to follow Dr. Weil’s advice. Tea is one of the healthy foods that can really help you throughout the day, keep you feeling good and keep you properly hydrated.
I always drink tea instead of coffee, which can leave me feeling jittery or acidic in my stomach (and it’s a really bad GERD trigger food!) So instead I try to drink a few cups of good tea throughout my days. You can’t go wrong with a high-quality green, white or oolong tea.
- Chamomile stops spasms in the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestines, and contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic
- Green teas are high in antioxidants and other vital properties (Dr. Weil lists his favorite 9 here)
- White the least processed form of tea and greater antioxidant activity than green tea
- Oolong has similar antioxidant properties of green and white teas, some studies showed people lower their blood sugar levels by 15-20%