Weight Loss Have you heard about teatoxes?

While herbal tea has been a natural health remedy for thousands of years, no studies exist attesting to teatoxes' efficacy in terms of weight loss or detoxing the body.

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For the last few months, instagram feeds have been running wild with documentations of teatox experiments.

This doesn't mean they're only consuming tea for an extended period of time.

They're simply drinking multiple cups a day while keeping their diet healthy and clean with hopes of improving digestion, decreasing bloating, increasing energy levels, and in some cases, losing weight.

While herbal tea has been a natural health remedy for thousands of years, no studies exist attesting to teatoxes' efficacy in terms of weight loss or detoxing the body.

According to the University of Michigan's Integrative Medicine program, it's safe to drink two to four cups of caffeinated tea per day, but it's not enough to just start sipping on whatever tea you have at home.

It's essential to read the ingredients carefully to ensure you're drinking tea that supports your health instead of harming your body.

Some varieties of tea contain high levels of caffeine that can leave you feeling dehydrated and jittery, and many detox tea brands contain senna, a natural laxative that should not be consumed for longer than two weeks, according to the National Institute of Health.

Overconsumption of senna can lead to potential heart problems, liver damage, or muscle weakness, and could upset normal bowel function, causing a dependence on laxatives.

One recommended tea to try for your teatox experiment is Your Tea's Tiny Teatox because of its short list of all-natural Chinese herbs, cassia seed, lotus leaf, radish seeds, orange peel, and barley sprout, plus a few health-conscious, clean-eating friends had recommended this particular plan.

Find out more about your choice of tea before starting your experiment and be sure to tell us your experiences with it.

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