Bariatric Tea

The Benefits of Bariatric Tea: Supporting Post-Surgery Health

Why Bariatric Patients Should Drink Tea

If you've had bariatric surgery, it's important to eat and drink healthy things to help you lose weight and feel good. While you need to eat enough protein and avoid high-calorie foods, it's also important to drink enough fluids and choose drinks that are good for your health. One great option for bariatric patients is to drink different types of tea, each with it's own benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Tea After Bariatric Surgery:

  1. Helps you stay hydrated: Teas can help you drink enough fluids every day, which is important for keeping your body working well and preventing dehydration.
  2. Low in calories: Most teas have very few or no calories, making them a good choice for people watching their calorie intake after surgery.
  3. Full of nutrients: Many teas have good things in them like antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help keep you healthy.
  4. Helps with digestion: Some teas, like chamomile, can help soothe your digestive system and make you feel better if your stomach is upset after surgery.
  5. Reduces inflammation: Teas like ginger and turmeric have natural compounds that can help reduce inflammation in your body and support healing.
  6. Helps control blood sugar: Some teas, like cinnamon and fenugreek, have been shown to help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range, which is important for bariatric patients who might be at risk for diabetes.

"I often recommend that my bariatric patients incorporate teas with digestive-soothing properties, like chamomile or ginger, into their daily routines. These teas can help alleviate some of the common gastrointestinal discomforts that may occur after surgery."
- Dr. K. Huffman, Bariatric Medicine Specialist

Three Easy Bariatric Tea Recipes:

Chamomile Tea for Better Digestion: Put a chamomile tea bag in hot water for 5-7 minutes. This calming tea can help soothe your digestive system and reduce bloating or discomfort. 

chamomile and lavender bariatric tea recipe


Turmeric Ginger Tea to Fight Inflammation: Simmer fresh ginger and turmeric root in water for 10-15 minutes. Strain and enjoy this spicy tea that helps fight inflammation.

ginger turmeric tea


Cinnamon Fenugreek Tea for Balanced Blood Sugar: Boil water with a cinnamon stick and fenugreek seeds for 5-7 minutes. Strain and drink this fragrant tea to help keep your blood sugar levels in check.

     

    Drinking different kinds of tea after your bariatric surgery can give you many health benefits, like helping you stay hydrated, supporting digestion, reducing inflammation, and managing blood sugar. Try these three healthy bariatric tea recipes or come up with some of your own soothing teas and enjoy the many benefits they can provide for your post-surgery health.

    Remember, while tea can be a healthy part of your diet, it's important to talk to your doctor or dietitian to make sure it fits with your own nutrition plan.

    Also, here's a bunch of great bariatric-friendly recipes to check out!

    https://www.ambarinutrition.com/blogs/bariatric-friendly-recipes

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