Sometimes we all need a little support from an old friend. We know detoxing helps clean out the body, but “detox” doesn’t also have to mean “torture.” In fact, there are products we can add to our diet to detox without taking too much away. Drinking certain herbs in the form of tea is an effective method to shed unwanted pounds and control hunger.
Detoxify – Dandelion Tea – 3-4 cups a day
Dandelions are more than just weeds, dandelion tea can detox the liver and improve your skin and stomach health, and these are just few dandelion benefits. Dandelion has been traditionally used for hundreds of years to give your liver a little love and support kidney function by increasing the flushing of waste from the kidneys. If you’re feeling bloated and lethargic, drinking dandelion root tea can cure that puffy, overly full feeling.
Curve Cravings – Licorice Root Tea – 3 cups before 6PM
Licorice, otherwise known as “sweet root,” sustains a healthy blood-sugar level and reduces cravings for sweet products. The licorice plant may be found in Europe or Asia and typically grows between 3 to 7 feet tall. The roots may be dried and peeled to make tea. This tea is also soothing, which can help you unwind better than a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Boost Metabolism – Oolong Tea – 3-4 cups before 6PM
Like green tea, oolong is also packed with catechins, which boosts weight loss efforts by improving the body’s ability to metabolize fat. This antioxidant-rich traditional Chinese drink not only helps keep cholesterol levels in check and aids digestion, it can also rev’s up your metabolism.
Natural Laxative – Senna Leaf Tea – Maximum 2x a week
Senna is an FDA approved nonprescription laxative. Since senna stimulates the bowels to empty, this herb may cause gastrointestinal side effects — with potentially dangerous side effects if used long-term, in high doses, or by people with certain medical conditions.