Digestion time varies between individuals and between men and women. But in generel after you eat, it takes about 6 to 8 hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine.

So a healthy digestion transit time all in all is between 12 and 24 hours, from intake of food to the poop? Believe it or not, the average Americans bowel transit time is 2 – 4 days it means 48 to 96 hours – really !. To really take this all in, imagine ( sorry ) what you ate for breakfast yesterday morning sitting in your belly at 85 degree – gross right?! Thats more like yesteryears breakfast – and thats not only gross but really nasty…

For that reason I will forward a really easy herbal detox morning tea for you 🙂

RECIPE
Serves: 6-12
Ingredients
  • 6 c water
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger {approximately 5-6″ in length}
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 fresh lemons

Ingredients benefits

  • Lemons – may aid the body in removal and prevention; from flushing out the kidneys to preventing kidney stones and urinary tract infections.  Also a good source of vitamin C which is one of the most ‘important antioxidants in nature’.
  • Ginger – Ginger increases the speed at which food empties from the stomach into the intestines; therefore, it helps with indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, and gas. It’s also super effective in helping with inflammation.
  • Turmeric – another powerful anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants. Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, supports the immune system in its ability to fight infection and it has pain relieving properties {good-bye headaches}.
  • Cayenne – a spicy kick to this tonic, but it will take care of your insides too. Studies shows it helps with inflammation and weight loss, and give your immune system a boost with its high content of beta-carotene.
  • Cinnamon – more antioxidants to help fight infection. And cinnamon has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity thus promoting more stable blood sugar levels.

The average person passes gas 14 to 23 times a day. Knowing it’s healthy and normal doesn’t always keep it from being embarrassing. If you’re tired of silly jokes and occasional upset, a few simple tips may help you take charge of  bloating and gassiness.

Another recipe with healing spices assist with gas and bloating and help to detoxify the body.

Many people associate cumin, coriander and fennel seeds with savory cooking, but they also combine to make a perfect Cleanse-friendly tea. The healing spices assist with gas and bloating and help to detoxify the body. Adding turmeric (use fresh if you can find it!) imparts a beautiful golden color — as well as anti-inflammatory properties. I also like to add a little fresh ginger as well.

Make a big pot of this detox tea, and sip throughout the day!

Detox Tea (Makes 4 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 T. fresh turmeric root, sliced, (or ½ teaspoon dried turmeric)
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, sliced (optional)

Bring the water to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat, and allow the tea to steep for another 5 minutes. Strain.

Drink warm or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator if you are planning to sip it throughout the day.