Lately, on Instagram I have seen a lot of advertisements for “detox tea” or “skinny tea” on sponsored “health” professionals pages and well- Scott Disicks.
As a huge tea advocate – I looked into these brands more- and at $30 a bag I wanted to know- do they work and more importantly are there any health concerns?
Let’s address “do they work”. If you have read my blog before you may know my favorite health mantra. There is NO magic solution. If you come across something that that advertises for weight loss or total body health stay AWAY. It’s generally either unhealthy or a scam. We stay healthy by eating WHOLE real foods that nourish our bodies.
Not to trash any brands- but I did a little research on “Skinny Tea”. Let’s chat about the warning message on the website:
Warning: “Contains caffeine. Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.”
Now on “Fit Tea” the one the Kardashians claim to love- I looked up those ingredients and garcinia cambogia extract was on there. Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit that curbs your appetite and well causes liver damage. Another ingredient that stood out was guarana – this is the same ingredient that is used in energy drinks.
Sorry guys- I refuse to personally tell you about my experience with it because I have zero interest in trying it- but I came across this article on Buzzfeed if you are interested. To summarize- the writer felt stomach pain, no long term effects and full when he know he wasn’t actually full. That concerns me a lot.
So my thoughts? Save your 30$, save your liver. Want to lose weight- detox tea is not the solution, even on the contrary on what our insta-influencers make us believe. PS: THEY’RE GETTING PAID FOR THESE POSTS!! And probably a lot of money – enough to compromise they’re actually beliefs. For me, i’m going to stick with my good old fashion mint tea and of course my turmeric tea.