Summer heat and our bodies: why our bodies need a boost in the heat

Herbal Tea with dandelions in a basket

We all love those warm, summer days, when it’s finally warm enough not to bring a coat anywhere with you. With the increased levels of Vitamin D, our body loves it, too. But the more time we spend outside, the more our bodies can struggle to cool down and can sweat away too much water and salt. When this happens, it leaves us feeling tired, weak, and lightheaded. To help our bodies regulate more easily in the humidity we have put together a list of our top 4 natural ingredients, take a look…

#1. Matcha

Matcha is a superfood that contains many health benefits, from high levels of antioxidants to being loaded with EGCg, which may help to prevent cancer. It’s also filled with theanine which has been found to increase levels of energy, especially when combined with caffeine. And thanks to matcha’s caffeine content, one drink of our Matcha Green Tea gives you a clean high without any of the coffee jitters. So, you can feel fresh and energised in the humid weather for much longer…
Fancy a refreshing matcha latte? Make your matcha green tea as normal, put it in a glass with some ice cubes and top with your choice of milk for a refreshing and revitalising drink.

#2. Barley

Barley is a satisfying, naturally caffeine free alternative to coffee. It’s filled with healthy, nutritional substances, from effective anti-inflammatory agents to vitamins B and E. Thanks to these components, you can expect to feel rejuvenated and refreshed all day long.
Pair our Barley Coffee with some ice cubs for a cold, iced coffee to keep you cool…

#3. Spearmint

Spearmint is a delicious, minty herb that may have many health benefits, including soothing indigestion and giving you a much-needed moment of relaxation. Spearmint leaves contain a high content of phenols, which has been shown to boost and improve memory, focus, attention, and concentration. Unlike coffee, this doesn’t affect sleep or leave you with a ‘crash’ later. It could be an effective pick-me-up when you can feel your body struggling in the humidity.
Try our Spearmint Tea with some ice cubes for a refreshing drink that keeps you cool.

#4. Cacao

You might be familiar with cacao as it’s the purest form of chocolate. But did you know cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense food on the planet? It’s full of anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in polyphenols to give you an effective boost throughout the day. It’s iron properties help cacao to combat tiredness, so you can feel re-energised all day long.
Team this deeply satisfying drink with the high antioxidants of Matcha, and you have the perfect pick-me-up in your cup. Add a few ice cubes to our Matcha and Cacao for a refreshing, ice-cold drink.
Stay cool, hydrated and re-energised in the summer weather with our pods and teas. Shop pods and teas now…