Detox teas have gained popularity in recent years mainly because some celebrities have proclaimed their efficacy on social media. Uninformed individuals then jumped onto the bandwagon and went off to a journey of unhealthy and misguided methods of losing weight.
Despite the lack of evidence for the direct correlation of detox teas to weight loss, many are still eager to try them. If you want to try detox teas but are still undecided, you may want to consider the following things: you still need to exercise for the results to show, they may have side effects, there is not enough evidence to prove its effectiveness.
They may interfere with sleep
Most detox teas contain caffeine, probably because this stimulant may suppress appetite, trigger your digestive system to let go of waste, and help you shed water weight. A caffeine-induced energy boost may also lead to working out a little longer or harder than usual.
You might lose water weight, not actual fat
Detox teas that combine caffeine with diuretics can trigger the loss of water weight. Just two cups of water weighs one pound on a scale, so shedding fluid can make you look and feel lighter — even if you haven’t lost an ounce of body fat.