SlimYou may have heard about certain teas that claim to help you lose weight. This is a pretty big claim to make, which is why Medical News Today breaks down all the details.

Essentially, slimming teas are supposed to help with weight loss as well as detoxifying the body.  They can be broken down into three different categories:

  • Slimming Teas that suppress your appetite.
  • Teas that block fat.
  • Teas that can increase your metabolism.

However, there is no evidence that proves that these teas actually work. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not consider these teas to help. Also, companies that make these teas have been sued for making false claims regarding effectiveness.

The problems with slimming teas

  • They contain a laxative called senna. This can cause laxative abuse disorder. This may cause nausea, cramping, diarrhea, and can lower the amount of potassium in the body.


  • Slimming teas have ingredients that are diuretics which can cause dehydration and loss of electrolytes.


  • These teas also have caffeine, which is a stimulant that has no impact on losing weight.

Generally, instead of looking towards a quick fix solution for weight loss, stick to the tried and true methods.

Better weight loss situations

  • Exercising several times weekly that includes strength building as well as cardio workouts.


  • Eat a balanced diet that focuses on whole foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.  Stay away from heavily processed foods that will contain lots of trans-fat and sugar.

Finally, slimming teas sound great, but they are really a gimmick for companies to influence you into buying their products. Instead, you can save your money and focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.

Want to learn more about slimming teas? You can read the full post by Medical News Today here:  Slimming Tea:  Does it Work and is it Bad for You?