I’ve recently gotten a lot of questions regarding the “truth” about tea detoxes, aka “teatoxes.”  It’s all over Instagram and celebrity feeds, so I must admit, even I was intrigued.

Shape Magazine has a great expose on the “power” of such teas.  The main takeaway- “when it comes to detoxification, tea alone isn’t enough for the job.”

Tea can be extremely beneficial in its hydrating nature and digestive aid so I’m not knocking the power of tea.  However, tea, no matter what kind, can truly detoxify your body if you don’t detoxify your diet first!

All the tea in the world won’t undo the damage of processed and fried foods.  In order to truly detoxify your body, crowd out processed and packaged foods by increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.