So good news you don't need detox tea to get rid of toxins, our bodies are remarkably equipped to do this job.
Makers of detox teas will brag about their incredible benefits and cleansing abilities of their teas. But do they really work and are they safe to use? Before you run to your local health food store, you should know tea truth !!
There is some conflicting research, however by and large detoxifying tea products are not likely to offer any more health benefits than plain green tea or black tea. Green and black teas are both made from a bush called Camellia sinensis. For black tea, the leaves are allowed to oxidize before they’re dried. Where as green tea, tea makers halt the oxidation process, so the leaves retain their color. Both green and black tea offer amazing benefits them both offering a good amount of phytonutrients and antioxidants with green tea containing more antioxidants (antioxidants help to defend the body from free radicals) than black.
Detox tea products, on the other hand, contain other ingredients in addition to black or green tea leaves and claim to help the body’s natural detoxification processes.
Makers of many detox teas target those who want to lose weight, so the products contain ingredients that are diuretics (such as nettle leaf or dandelion leaf) or laxatives (such as senna leaf). These ingredients do little to aid fat burning or ongoing weight-loss. At times with long term use can do the opposite setting your body up to try to retain the water that is is loosing due to the tea use.
No matter what is in the tea, it cannot counter the effects of a poor diet.
The best ways to boost your bodies natural detox abilities is to drink plenty of fluid preferably water to help your bodies own waste movements. Eat enough high fiber foods, think your green leafy's, (bok choy, cabbage, celery, ect) keep that bowel moving.(since the body flushes out toxins via sweat as well as through urine and bowel movements).
Keep up with your regular exercise regime. This aids in movement of waste products out of the body.
At the end of the day supporting your liver, kidneys, GI tract and all the other wonderful organs inside of out body with good nutrition and treating our bodies well will have better health benefits than any of those bought bout by detox teas.
Truly I'm mad about tea, I love it! For me part of looking after my body is about sitting back and enjoying a cup of tea, be it black, green or herbal. Its not always about what you consume but how and why.