From brushing our teeth, to sipping fresh leaf tea... that well known ‘minty fresh’ phenomenon never fails to create a mindset of readiness for the day ahead! And while the effect may seem simplistic, the invigorating mechanism of peppermint, specifically, is more complex than that superficial freshness we all know and love! For example, peppermint oil can help to revive a sluggish digestion, which is an indirect but all-important route to increasing energy and vitality (‘your diet is only as good as your digestion’, after all!) By helping rebalance the gut microflora, and improving the way that food is broken down and processed, nutrient status can be improved to such an extent that even seemingly unrelated health issues (eg. those stemming from vitamin deficiencies) can potentially be improved.
According to nutritionist Zara Syed ‘Peppermint has numerous health benefits, and its leaves and oil have been used historically to support digestion. Peppermint oil also has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, which can support and alleviate symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), such as bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain and discomfort. Similarly, its menthol component may ease indigestion and relax intestinal smooth muscle, helping to relieve spasms.’ To harness the benefits of peppermint oil in your diet, try adding a teaspoon of RELAMINT to your usual warm drinks 2-3 times a day. RELAMINT is made using Fresh Distilled and pasteurised peppermint leaves, and contains no sugar, alcohol or chemical preservatives, making it a useful support for those looking to better their health from a digestive level, or seek relief from specific symptoms of discomfort. As an additional bonus, the benefits of menthol also extends to the respiratory system which, at a time of year when colds and flu are at an all time high, can potentially make all the difference to our sense of health and wellbeing this winter. Sponsored by RELAMINT