Ways to Use Detox Tea
Use It To Replace Other Drinks or Snacks
A great time to drink your detox tea is in the morning with a light breakfast. Replacing your morning coffee with tea can start your day off with a natural digestive aid, as well as increase feelings of fullness after breakfast. If you’re prone to snacking, this can help to curb that tendency in the hours following your first meal.
While it’s certainly important to make sure you are getting enough calories, it can often be very difficult to cut back significantly on food intake, especially if you are used to overeating on a regular basis.
One way to combat this is to drink a cup of tea to combat cravings and take away those false hunger pangs created by unhealthy snacking habits. Late afternoon and late evening are often very tempting snacking times.
Replace your typical go-to snack with a cup of detox tea and you’ll find that it satisfies hunger and improves digestive health.
We all know that it’s important to drink plenty of water during the day, and that’s true! But it can also become boring for some people, especially if you’re used to grabbing a soda or latte. Packing a thermos of detox tea and bringing it with you to work or school can give you a healthier option than your typical go to drink and contribute to ongoing weight control.
Use It With Intermittent Fasting
Detox teas are often used in conjunction with intermittent fasting, a weight loss method that has gained some traction and has been scientifically proven to improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.
There are many ways to use intermittent fasting to aid weight loss. The 5:2 diet is one, in which a person eats normally five days a week but eats less than 500 calories the other two days. Another is to simply consume all of your calories within an eight hour span of the day, and fast the other 16 hours (about half of that time is spent sleeping).
Detox teas are a great way to supplement your fasting plan, providing nutrient-rich, low calorie drinks to your fasting days or hours.
Use It To Kickstart Weight Loss by Reducing Water Weight
One of the main reasons detox teas are often praised for their results is because they can kickstart weight loss by significantly reducing water weight in the body. When certain eating habits (particularly involving additives or high salt content) are combined with not getting enough water it can lead to retention of water weight. Detox teas, combined with increasing water intake, as well as liquid-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, smoothies), are a great way to begin a weight loss journey.
As you increase water intake, your body will produce greater amounts of urine and sweat, and flush unnecessary fluids out. In response, there is the potential to drop a few pounds, as well as reduce bloating and swelling.