Should scroll through the tape in Instagram, and you will definitely find a star (from Kourtney Kardashian to Hilary Duff), which advertises one of their favorite drinks for weight loss and getting rid of toxins. So what’s so special about the composition of the detox tea? Together with the experts to understand whether they are better than the usual we all get bags Lipton.
The idea of detox teas isn’t new: for example, Kendall Jenner has admitted that, in preparation for fashion Week, leaned on this herbal drink a mixture of lemongrass with green tea. Specialists one brand detox tea advertised Kourtney Kardashian, Christina milian and Hillary Duff, it is advised to eat it along with plenty of water, do not forget about a balanced diet and exercise three to five times a week for noticeable results.
Research conducted in 2013 by the Italian, Dutch and American experts have shown that tea can help to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve mood and mental performance.
But when it comes to detoxification, one of tea is not enough.
No product, herb or medicine is able to cure the disease, says Manuel Villacorta, doctor of medical Sciences.
In fact, there is no strong evidence supporting statements by tea companies that their detox teas really cleanse the body.
Familiar green and black teas rich in antioxidants. They help to reduce “oxidative stress” and free radical in our body, excess of which can cause chronic inflammation and even lead to mutations in DNA, — said the expert.
The advertisement promises that you can cleanse the body of toxins, and as an added bonus and still lose 10 pounds thanks to the detox tea. In addition to the herbs listed in these teas, they usually add specific ingredients that have a diuretic or purgative properties, and components that suppress the appetite: nettle leaves, dandelion and Senna, lemongrass, ginger.
Some teas contains caffeine, which also acts as a diuretic. Your stomach can look flatter, you will see a sense of lightness, says nutritionist Alissa Andolino.
You need to remember is to return to their former eating habits, stop drinking the tea and the kilos back on immediately will have an effect.
The main problem is dehydration. These teas cause us to lose a lot of water and electrolytes such as potassium and sodium, which helps the heart to beat and muscles to contract.
If you use it for a long time, you put yourself at risk of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia,
— she adds.
Another popular ingredient in slimming tea is the guarana plant that is often added to energy drinks. Side effects such as nervousness, restlessness, irritation of the stomach wall, nausea, vomiting, headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, rapid heartbeat and respiratory rate, are usually associated with caffeine.
According to Ardolino, detox teas lead to loss of water or toxins, but they do not accelerate fat-burning, which is essential for weight loss.
As for the allegations that the detox teas “remove toxins from your body,” is also largely a marketing ploy.
We have a liver and kidneys that remove toxins from the body. Moreover, the authorities make it available. There is no research that would confirm that what detox teas can improve health. In fact, they may even cause harm, says Ardolino.
Laxatives the ingredients that are contained in the detox tea can cause rather unpleasant side effects, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. Take, for example, Senna. It is a vegetable laxative, approved by the Russian and European legislation, used in medicine for the treatment of constipation and bowel cleansing before colonoscopy.
Probably for most people the short-term use of any negative consequences will be. However doctors do not recommended to drink Senna and containing drugs for longer than two weeks even under medical indications.
More and more young women who drank detox teas, come to me and complain of bowel and gastritis. The thing is that if you drink Senna regularly and then to stop, then you start constipation and you will be forced to continue to use laxatives for regular bowel movement, explains doctor Lauretta, Ihonor.
Nutritionists agree that drinking tea before bedtime or after him can help the nervous system to cheer up and calm down, depending on what grade you choose.
The most important aspect is not the type of detox tea, and diet.
Tea can only be medicinal and detoxifying, but if you eat properly, then all efforts will be in vain. To truly cleanse the body of toxins should be eliminated from the diet of processed and fried foods and increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats (avocado and almonds),— said the expert.
Those who are planning to start drinking detox teas, you should speak with your doctor or dietitian. Better to make sure that the expert is not interested in selling a particular product.
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