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Benefits of Spearmint Tea:
1. Reduce free testosterone:
Spearmint tea could have a beneficial effect in reducing testosterone in the body, thereby reducing related symptoms like male pattern baldness and acne. Though it cannot get rid of already existing facial/ abnormal hair growth in the body, it has been shown to have a positive response to reducing/ slowing the pace of abnormal hair growth. Spearmint tea could have a beneficial effect in reducing testosterone in the body.
2. High antioxidant quality:
Spearmint tea has a high antioxidant quality which brings down oxidative stress in the body and can curb inflammation. This is a definite win-win situation in PCOS. Spearmint tea is not caffeinated and is rather a herbal drink and it can come in handy to get rid of gut-related symptoms and tackle indigestion.
3. Takes care of gut issues:
Your gut quality is compromised in PCOS, one may suffer from bloating, nausea, acidity, and an array of other symptoms that affects the health of the gut even further. Spearmint tea is not caffeinated and is rather a herbal drink and it can come in handy to get rid of gut-related symptoms and tackle indigestion.
4. May help to reduce blood sugar levels:
Given that spearmint tea is not a calorie-dense drink and has 0% caffeine, it is a practical replacement for other hot beverages like milk tea, coffee, etc. If one has PCOS driven by insulin resistance or is prediabetic, then spearmint tea can be used to gain control over blood sugar levels. More research needs to be done in this aspect to understand this reaction better.
If one has PCOS driven by insulin resistance or is prediabetic, then spearmint tea can be used to gain control over blood sugar levels.
5. Helps balance hormones:
Hormones tend to talk to each other, when there is an imbalance of a single hormone, it can cause a chain reaction and other hormone levels also could get affected. The androgen lowering ability of spearmint tea could also lower other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Due to this hormone lowering quality, prolonged intake of spearmint tea might help regularize periods.
6. Improves focus:
If you have PCOS, you know to expect some mood swings, constant tiredness, and even some kind of brain fog. Spearmint tea has been shown to improve focus, memory, and cognitive functions. This might be owing to their high antioxidant quality which reduces stress greatly.
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