The Japanese Teatox to Bust Your Bloat

Flatten your stomach with this easy plan.

Clean-eating chef Candice Kumai, who studied tea in Japan, has an effective teatox plan that is going to help reduce your bloat. It has been shown that green tea can help your body burn fat, strengthen your immune system, and protect your skin from damage. By adding green tea into your daily regimen in place of sugary drinks and high-calorie meals, you will help to repair and refresh your body. Check out Candice's plan below and print it out before you get started. 

Drink a Matcha Smoothie for Breakfast 

Matcha, which is powdered green tea, is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that help your body get started in the morning. Swapping your high-calorie breakfast or sugar-laden latte with a matcha coconut smoothie is the perfect way to cleanse your body and boost your energy. Plus, adding a banana into your morning smoothie can help reduce your bloat. 

Sip on Sencha Tea 

Sencha is the most popular green tea in Japan! It is a natural diuretic that is helpful in reducing excess water and busting bloat. This tea contains catechin which is an antioxidant known to help with gut health. Steep the tea for five minutes in hot water before enjoying. Make sure to sip on this throughout the day for improved digestion. 

Have Soba Cha for Dinner 

Drink your dinner on this teatox to help improve how you feel. Soba cha is an antioxidant-rich buckwheat tea made from roasted buckwheat berries. Steep this tea in hot water for five minutes before drinking. You can also pair your tea with a soba noodle bowl for a more hearty dinnertime meal. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat too but in noodle-form. They are prebiotics that help your gut and are filled with protein to keep you full. 

Enjoy a Treat 

Reward yourself occasionally on this teatox with a healthy sweet treat. Matcha ice cream is made with matcha powder which helps ease your bloating symptoms. Enjoy it plain or with toppings to satisfy your craving for something sweet. 


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