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5 facts you need to know about detox teas

Nothing works miracles on its own when you're losing weight. Miraculous mixtures, popular diets, some drugs that can be life-threatening are not needed at all. It's easy to lose weight when you consume everything and reduce the amounts and increase movement a little bit. Studies suggest that permanent lifestyle changes are more effective than dieting. Already in detox, natural nutrition is the main principle. Detox means that healthy and natural products are included in an adequate and balanced diet, contrary to what the general population applies. Detox or detox teas are not a slimming method.

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Detox teas can have a diuretic effect and cause dehydration. With a loss of one gram of muscle, you lose about 3 grams of water. So even if you don't lose any fat, losing water can make you feel lighter. But that shouldn't be the goal when drinking detox tea! When the complaints such as edema, excessive bloating and constipation brought on by sedentary life decrease, there is a noticeable thinning in the person. This delicacy can be maintained by paying attention to regular exercise and diet three times a week. Remember: after using detox or slimming teas, you go back to your old eating and drinking habits, you get the weight back exactly as you lost it. The important thing is healthy and permanent weight loss.

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Besides real tea, detox mixtures can often contain plants that reduce appetite, stimulate metabolism or help slimming. An example of this is the sinameki plant, which has a natural lacsativ effect. It can be used temporarily in those who have problems with constipation. Long-term use is not recommended because it can lead to intestinal laziness. And excessive consumption of this plant potassium, calcium, zinc and phosphorus can inhibit the absorption of certain vitamins by the intestines and cause muscle spasms. Therefore, before you take a product into your body, it is worth taking a good look at what is in it. Even "completely natural" substances can have potential side effects. They can lead to negative interactions, especially when consumed excessively, mixed with other supplements or drugs, or consumed by people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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Detox teas can contain caffeine. Indeed, consuming too much caffeine is risky and can cause insomnia. As a result, insufficient sleep can reverse the weight loss effects of tea. It has been observed that little sleep triggers overeating and weight gain, even slowing down metabolism, causing you to gain weight even though you do not get extra calories. The basic rule is to consume caffeine at least six hours before bedtime, no matter what food you take it from. If you want to lose weight, getting your sleep should be your top priority.

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Although there has been published research on plants commonly found in detox teas, research on themselves and their mixtures is inadequate. This raises unanswered questions about whether detox teas really work, how and how much they affect, how much consumption is excessive and by whom. If you are not very sure or are thinking of starting drinking these teas, consult your doctor or nutritionist.

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