What is Detox Tea?
‘Detox Tea’ is any tea that promotes the removal of toxins from the body by supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes. This in turn helps with weight loss, better digestion, increased energy, glowing skin … the list goes on! In detox or weight loss tea you can use many different herbal ingredients to promote liver function / regeneration, increased metabolism, fat burning, appetite control, waste disposal, anti-inflammatory action, gastrointestinal treatment, increased energy and improved nutrient and oxygen circulation for key organs and skin (1).
Detoxification takes place through a number of the body’s excretory channels, all of which work by filtering and releasing toxins from the body (processed food by-products, pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals). Excessive accumulation of toxins is associated with free radical damage, reduced lifespan, and an undesirable range of chronic health conditions. Excretion channels that act to detoxify the body and excrete toxins include the liver, intestines, skin, lymph, blood, lungs, and kidneys (2). While many detoxification programs focus solely on the colon (i.e., the need for bowel movements), a truly comprehensive and effective detoxification program implements a multifaceted approach to toxin removal, as implemented here at Slim By Nature.
Does detox tea help you lose weight?
Many different teas fall into the category of “herbal teas,” each of which has its own specific healing effects and benefits. By infusing dried herbal ingredients into boiling water, we obtain beneficial ingredients of medicines. Some of these include the natural bioactive compounds carotenoids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, polyacetylenes, saponins, and terpenoids (3). Research shows that many of these compounds (and the herbs from which they originate) can promote weight loss and cause many other health benefits (3)!
Herbal teas are often referred to as “non-nutritious bioactive compounds” – they contain no calories and are instead rich in “phytonutrients” or “lifelong nutrients” (such as antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients listed above) that are involved in reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases and the provision of a number of health benefits (3).
How To Use Detox Tea To Help With Weight Loss
Although the exact amount and frequency of tea consumption needed to promote weight loss is not known, we know that the more regularly someone drinks tea, the better! A 2013 study involving 1,210 adults found that regular tea drinkers showed a 19.6 percent reduction in body fat percentage compared to regular tea drinkers (5)!
Slim By Nature’s 123Teatox
Each of our perfectly made teas has been specially created to show the health in your life. Ours 123 Teatox offer includes 3 all-natural, organic, herbal blends that have been tailored to target three key areas of your body: Tea 1 Liver cleansing,, Tea 2 for burning fat, in Tea 3 Cleansing the colon!! Our 123 TEATOX program, which is intertwined to bring love and care into your body, is best used in conjunction with our body detoxification programs for weight loss. However, it’s amazing with these teas that they can provide you with an abyss of relaxation and healing, even if you use them separately! With our 123 TEATOX you get rid of toxins and heal your body with the love and care it deserves.
Tea 1 for liver detoxification:
Feel how your body begins to revitalize when you are flooded with the healing antioxidants, phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory properties it contains Tea 1 Liver detoxification!! This blend contains organic ginger, burdock, licorice, dandelion and nettle, so they gently stimulate digestive secretions, cultivate energy and endurance, promote the excretion of toxins from the body, and cleanse the blood and skin! This tea is best consumed in the morning or before meals to increase energy and stimulate strong digestion throughout the day.
Tea 2 for burning fat:
Our delicious sweet and warm Tea 2 for burning fat contains a blend of fennel, licorice and cinnamon that will act as a complete invigoration or satisfaction of longing at any time of the day! Our targeted combination of organically derived herbal ingredients is designed to reduce cravings (by balancing blood sugar and hunger hormones), increase fat burning, improve weight loss and support digestion by soothing the gastric mucosa, facilitating digestive secretions, and reducing gas and bloating. !! You can enjoy this tea at any time of the day as often as you like!
Tea 3 for colon cleansing:
Our cleaning Tea 3 Cleansing the colon is a night tea that contains fennel, licorice, cardamom, burdock, mint and fenugreek to support and enhance all the work you have done in detoxifying the body. These herbs work by removing dangerous toxins and waste from the walls of the colon, removing inflammatory factors from the digestive tract wall, improving digestion, improving circulation, accelerating fat burning and weight loss, and soothing the digestive tract wall while you sleep!
Slim By Nature detoxification program
Our 123 TEATOX program is best used in conjunction with our Detoxification programs for weight loss,, designed to not only facilitate fast and lasting weight loss, but also improve the body’s overall detoxification, improve digestion, increase energy, promote healthy glowing skin, and provide long-term results! Our programs include the use of drops or patches that contain all natural homeopathic and herbal ingredients. Combined with our simple, healthy eating plan, our targeted drops / patches work by promoting fat burning, improving liver detoxification, reducing cravings and appetite (by regulating blood sugar levels), and improving energy and mood! Our programs also include access to our team of nutritionists and our supportive facebook community to help you on your way!
5 tips on how to use detox tea for weight loss:
Drinking herbal detox tea is similar to drinking a natural remedy – there are countless scientifically researched benefits that can result from this delicious and beneficial practice! Below we discuss ___ different ways in which tea has been shown to support weight loss!
Detox teas help to improve weight loss results by speeding up metabolism and increasing the body’s ability to burn fat. An important factor in the benefit of tea to speed up metabolism is its ability to prevent the reduction in metabolism that is normally present during weight loss (5).
Increased fat burning (thermogenic benefit):
Detox teas can help improve weight loss by boosting metabolism and increasing the body’s ability to burn fat. Teas rich in the compounds catechin and caffeine have repeatedly been shown to have thermogenic effects, meaning that they can increase an individual’s fat burning rate (5) (21). This thermogenic effect is likely to occur through a number of possible mechanisms, such as decreased fat absorption and increased oxidation of fat molecules (fat breakdown) by sympathetic activation of the central nervous system (5).
Increasing energy consumption:
You read that right, by drinking certain teas you can expend more energy! Energy consumption is the amount of energy that each person needs to complete physical functions such as movement / exercise, as well as involuntary functions such as breathing, food digestion, and blood circulation. Research has shown that drinking certain teas can cause our body to consume / burn more energy and prevent the natural decline in energy expenditure we observe during dieting – both factors contribute to weight loss (5)!
Changes in intestinal bacteria:
Recent research suggests that drinking tea reduces body fat by inhibiting certain intestinal enzymes (catechol-O-methyltransferase, acetyl-CoA carboxylase) and interactions with the microbiota (7). This is related to the original short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) hypothesis, which suggests that the weight loss ability of a particular tea is determined by a combination of inhibition of digestive carbohydrate enzymes and subsequent reactions of residual undigested carbohydrates by intestinal bacteria. Simply put; when we drink tea, we do not digest certain carbohydrates, which then remain in our gut and send messages to our bacteria to reduce body fat.
Decreased desire and appetite:
Tea has been shown to suppress appetite and food cravings by balancing our blood glucose and directly affecting our hunger hormones. Tea can act to reduce appetite (and thus food intake and weight) by interacting with Hungarian hormones (leptin) (9), glucose balance, inulin sensitivity (10), and protecting brain centers sensitive to serotonin and dopamine; consequently, they inhibit craving, making the centers more sensitive to these transmitters (11). Cinnamon is an herbal tea known for regulating blood sugar levels and helping to control appetite. Therefore, it is also useful in the treatment of insulin resistance and diabetes (12).
Note: Most of the above weight loss benefits are related to the content of polyphenols in tea. The wide range of herbal ingredients used in our SLim By Nature 123 TEatox teas contains polyphenols, including:
- Dandelion (13)
- cinnamon (14)
- ginger (15)
- beets (16)
- nettle (17)
- meta (18)
- Fenugreek (19)
- cardamom (20)
Tea is a powerful, natural tool that helps burn fat and supports you on your weight loss! Not only will it help speed up your metabolism, positively affect your gut bacteria to burn more fat, and help reduce cravings, teas are also powerful antioxidants with a host of other health benefits such as improved digestion, energy, skin, sleep and risk of chronic diseases! Happy sipping!
- https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/putative-effects-of-green-tea-on-body-fat-an-evaluation-of-the-evidence- and-overview-of-potential-mechanisms / 2B360DD0B64C7A1CD603FE13D369026B
- Kao, Y., Hiipakka, R., Liao, S. (2000). Modulation of endocrine systems and food intake with green tea epigallocatechin gallate. Endocrinology [online], 141 (3), p. 980-7. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10698173?dopt=Abstract [Accessed 07.06.2016].
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