Dr Oz: New Teatox Trend
There’s a new trend exploding on the internet called teatox. It’s a new form of detoxing using hot tea mixed with different herbal ingredients. The dieter drinks the tea twice a day and follows a clean diet for 14-28 days. A teatox promises weight loss, increased energy, and cleansing. Celebrities like Britney Spears, Kylie Jenner, and Nicki Minaj have posted on social media supporting teatoxes, and everyday women have shared before and after photos, swearing it really works. Most teas use both an appetite suppressant and a diuretic, promising weight loss, less bloating, an improvement in hair and nails, and even better gut health. So is it too good to be true?
Dr Oz: Teatox Experiences
Dr Oz was joined by two women who tried teatoxing. One woman lost five pounds and felt absolutely fantastic, while another woman tried it for 14 days and had to stop because she felt terrible and got bad diarrhea.
Dr Oz explained that when you go on a teatox, a lot of the teas contain a natural laxative that causes stomach irritation resulting in bloating. Senna leaves are actually FDA-approved as a non-prescription laxative for those with constipation. But they aren’t supposed to be used for losing weight. If you’re drinking the tea for weeks at a time, you can become dehydrated and develop electrolyte issues and muscle problems.
Dr Oz: Skip Teatox, Just Drink Green Tea
Dr Oz suggested skipping the teatox and taking advantage of the actual tea itself. He suggested green tea because it can give you a metabolism boost without being so harsh on your stomach. If you replace just one cup of coffee with a cup of green tea, it can truly make a big difference!
For me, I absolutely love to add a little lemon and just a squeeze of lemon to a hot cup of green tea. Especially during the cold weather, it’s the perfect way to warm up and get a health boost at the same time!