Even though many of us are coffee lovers, tea still remains to be one of the most preferred beverages in our country. The number of tea enthusiasts is constantly increasing, so tea is no longer just a blend of milk, tea leaves and sugar brewed together. In today’s time, you can visit any supermarket to find exotic sections of Indian and International tea brands having different blends.
From herbal tea to slimming tea to the ones with high number of antioxidants, there is a wide range of varieties of tea that you can easily find. With this many range of teas available in the market, it’s super easy to opt for tea-detox now.
What is a tea-tox
Dr Rashi Chahal, chief of dietetics, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon describes, “Teatox, or tea-detox, is done to flush out all the toxins from your body, and it claims to help you lose weight and have brighter skin.”
In our quest to find out what sparked this trend, we found the main reason to be weakened immunity. Kausshal Dugarr, CEO of renowned tea company says, “Artificial food products, flavouring, and colouring induce stress on the body, weaken body’s defence mechanism and slow down metabolism.
These chemicals are also known to increase inflammation, which is commonly associated with various gastronomical illnesses. This is why detox teas have gained popularity. With naturals ingredients such as flowers, roots, herbs, and stems, these teas claim to detoxify the byproducts of various artificial products in the body and flush out the free radicals. The key lies in choosing wisely,”
The current obsession of the world for weight loss can be called to be second trigger for the craze behind tea-tox.
Medicinal properties of tea:
Most tea-tox kits provide a unique combination of natural ingredients like senna leaf, ginseng root, liquorice root, chrysanthemum, nettle leaves, psyllium seeds, cinnamon bark, cloves, rhubarb, ginger, and lemongrass. Teas that are infused with various herbs can work wonders for the body. It can help in achieving weight loss goals, glowing skin and giving immune system a boost.
People with certain allergies need to be careful before using a new detox tea, make sure to read the ingredients prior to consumption.