In Case You Were Wondering, These Are the 9 Best Detox Teas Out There
Everyone needs a little detox from something once in a while, even if it’s just social media—I’ve personally already spoken about going on a Whole 30 diet plan earlier this year to rid my body of junk food. We’ve also discussed soup cleanses and how to detox from heavy metals—yes, that’s a thing—and now it’s time to explore the best detox teas out there. But what is a “teatox,” and how does it work? As you can probably already imagine, there’s not just one way to do it. When it comes down to it, all you’re doing is adding special teas with active ingredients to your diet with the goal of making yourself, well, healthier. (Remember you still want to be eating real meals, but you should make sure they’re as clean as possible.)
So why is this the next big wellness craze? Well, these specific teas contain antioxidants and natural laxatives that help give you more energy, rid your body of toxins, lessen bloating, and help you stay fuller longer. If you’re doing a real tea “cleanse” with ingredients that have laxative-like effects, like Senna, the rule of thumb is to take a breather after two weeks; according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, continued use may make you dependent on the laxatives and can also damage your liver. If you want to go with something milder on your stomach, there are certain herbal blends that may not cleanse the system completely but are preferred for regular use. As always, be sure to consult your doctor if you have any questions and to determine what makes the most sense for you. To save you time (and energy), we've rounded up the top nine best detox teas on the market. Scroll through, and then it’s time to consider brewing your favorite.
Teami Skinny Tea ($21)
Teami Skinny Tea is meant to be enjoyed in lieu of your morning coffee (unlike a lot of these other blends, it contains plant-based caffeine to give you a pep in your step). Fiber comes in the form of yerba mate, oolong tea, lotus leaf, ginger root, rhubarb root, and more.
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Decaf Green Tea ($7)
This mellow green tea is not only good for helping you get to sleep but also injected with vitamin C, which helps your body flush itself of pollutants. Sidenote: Hints of chamomile and mint make it taste really good (we suggest just a dash of honey on top).
Have you ever done a teatox? If so, be sure to share your experience in the comments.
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