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Anti-inflammatory Hot Beverages for Runners

In order to avoid the abuse of anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac (commonly used by runners), we recommend the use of natural anti-inflammatory infusions.

Among these natural alternatives, anti-inflammatory tea infusions are an excellent way to fight the swelling that can be caused by hard workouts and competitions.

For that reason, we will give you the best tea recipes to fight swelling, in which we will use some powerful ingredients and combine them in an astonishing way.

Green Tea with Ginger

Ingredients

-Green tea

-Ginger

-Lemon

-Honey (optional)

Preparation

-Boil a bit more of water than the amount you will use for your tea.

-Cut the ginger in thin slices (a spoonful for a big cup of tea).

-Put the ginger in the boiling water for 2 minutes.

-Add the green tea.

-Let it settle for 5 minutes.

-Add lemon to your liking.

-Sweeten it with honey or some sweetener such as stevia or sucralose.

Red Tea with Cloves

Ingredients

-Red tea

-Clove

-Cinnamon

-Cardamom

Preparation

-Boil a bit more of water than the amount you will use for your tea.

-Using a mortar or a similar utensil, grind the clove and the cardamom (a spoonful for a big cup of tea).

-Put the clove and the cardamom in the boiling water for 2 minutes.

-Add the red tea.

-Let it settle for 5 minutes.

-Add cinnamon to your liking.

-Sweeten it with some sweetener such as stevia or sucralose.

White Tea with Garlic and Ginger

Ingredients

-White tea

-Garlic

-Ginger

-Orange juice

Preparation

-Boil a bit more of water than the amount you will use for your tea.

-Put the garlic and the ginger in the boiling water during 2 minutes (a spoonful of each).

-Add the white tea.

-Let it settle for 5 minutes.

-Add the orange juice.

-Sweeten it with some sweetener such as stevia or sucralose.

-If you liked these recipes and you want us to teach you some others, please leave us your request.

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