Digesting The Holidays
Posted on 27 December 2010
After weeks of chocolates, latkes, Christmas cookies, heavy meats and gravy washed down by eggnog and holiday-themed Starbucks coffees, our stomachs sometimes swell and bloat--our belly's way of waving its white flag of surrender.
A healthy digestif (no not alcohol), is herbal and green tea. Green tea contains properties that aid in digestion, lower stress, lower cholesterol, and even help to prevent some cancers (due to the anti-oxidant properties).
Green tea also contains Epigallocatechin gallate, a substance that has anti-inflammatory effects in the gastrointestinal track. For these reasons we love tea for all occasions, especially after a big meal!
Tea shops and specialty stores seem to be becoming very popular in cities across Canada. One of our favorites in Montreal, David's Tea, has some amazing flavours worth trying.
The wonderfully knowledgable staff at David's Tea will help you decide which tea is right for you and/or your guests. They have stores throughout Canada, including in Westmount. Check them out if you are in the neighborhood!
4859 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Westmount, Québec H3Z 1G9
Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM