Detox teas don’t work. And while I think we all knew that, many people still try them based on the recommendations of their favorite celebrities and social media stars. Those well-known figures make the money from promotion while we, the little people, spend the money trying to keep up. But model Tabria Majors tried what is probably the most popular detox tea on the market, Flat Tummy Tea, and had no problem letting her followers know that they should save their money. It was a first, as most stars love to claim the tea is the best thing since sliced bread for their bloating:
As registered dietician Marci Clow told us back in May about these teas, overuse of them in an effort to get rid of bloating and possibly lose some weight can actually be harmful due to a loss in nutrients. This can cause dehydration, deficiency in potassium, and muscle cramping. “Most detox tea regimens contain diuretic and laxative herbal ingredients, which may be ‘natural’ but that doesn’t mean they are healthy, let alone safe,” she said.
And while Majors’s decision to call bull on the Flat Tummy Tea brand probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, it’s actually a great thing to see. So many social media personalities misuse their influence. They peddle products that really aren’t worth a damn to fans who won’t do the research to figure out what the deal is with the things they’re putting in or on their bodies. With that being said, I applaud Majors for telling it like it is.