How delicious is peppermint! Sure. It makes your breath smell nice. But there is something so satisfying about the taste of it that other products don’t have. Why? *shrugs*. All I know is that I’ve been addicted. Let’s look at a few fast facts about the benefits of peppermint in your diet. I won’t get all technically with these huge words and phrases on you guys. Let’s keep it simple.
╣ Anti-Microbial ╠ It’s a fancy way of saying it’s one of those oils that helps to stop the growth of a lot of nasty bacteria developing and helps to prevent certain fungus from progressing any further.
╣ Breathe Easy ╠ If you have asthma, or general breathing issues (admitted snorer), peppermint has a certain substance that is beneficial for those with nasal symptoms.
╣ Digestion ╠ Peppermint has been said to relieve issues revolving around your stomach. If you have indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (lovely), you may very well wanna try this out. Apparently peppermint can soothe the muscles that are around the intestines that prevent it from getting all wonky.
I think those three are enough for me to want to continue with my favourite tea and chocolates. I didn’t even know peppermint had vitamins like vitamin C, manganese, and copper. That kinda threw me. But it’s a good enough reason.
So, what can you have that has peppermint in it? Not those red and white swirling hard candies. And not those York Peppermint patties. A lot of that stuff not only has a ton of sugar but also egg whites, and corn syrup. Which kind of ruins the health benefits that can come from the product. So let’s get to the good stuff.
Wei Chocolate ║ Wei Beautiful is one of the many flavours that this brand carries. Wei Beautiful is the recipe that carries peppermint in the ingredients. And it’s absolutely delicious. I discovered these beauties from Sarah Nagel AKA HolisticHabits on Youtube.
- Vegan friendly
- Gluten free
- Soy Free
- GMO free
- Fair trade
It is also made with organic coconut blossom sugar instead of the standard cane sugar like we can be used to seeing. So it’s lower in glycemic. If you’re diabetic, I don’t think you’ll have a lot to worry about with this brand a tall. Not to mention the benefits of the cacao in the ingredients. Which is a whole different blog post.
Traditional Medicinals Peppermint Tea ║ Though I am more so fond of the loose leaf version of tea’s, this is the one brand that is available pretty much everywhere I shop. Even my local petrol station’s mini mart. Yep! No joke. It’s been something that I can easily get a hold of if I can’t make an order online. For something that is organic, and even made with unbleached tea bag material, this is a pretty amazing product. I always end up putting two bags in my cup. I like potency.
The list of bonus’s from this brand are never ending…
- 98.9% percent of Traditional Medicinals are botanical raw ingredients certified organic
- 100% of the teas they have are non-GMO verified
- Fair trade
Let me know if you try Wei Chocolate or if you drink peppermint tea. If so, what brand? Loose leaf or bagged? Also if you have been using it either to eat, drink, or applying topically, let me know what you use it for. I have been using beauty products with peppermint and tea tree as of lately. I will discuss it in blog posts coming up. ت