“Ter­rific — if you drink with cau­tion”

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Emmy-win­ning ac­tress Sharon Stone reg­u­larly fills her mug with detox­i­fy­ing Chi­nese herbal tea. Laura Dern steeps a blend to beat back bloat. Even Mehmet Oz, M.D., is a fan, de­vot­ing whole episodes of his show to the power of sip­ping tea to spur weight loss. Detox brews have be­come so pop­u­lar that they’ve in­spired a trend dubbed “teatox­ing,” which calls for sip­ping a few cups of tea each day to fight fat — and fans claim it helps them shed up to 5 pounds in 48 hours.

The prac­tice of cleans­ing with tea orig­i­nated in an­cient China. And to­day mod­ern health ex­perts re­port that flavonoids in the brews work to heal dam­aged liver cells, al­low­ing the or­gan to elim­i­nate fat-trap­ping tox­ins and burn fat 30 per­cent faster. Plus, nu­tri­ents in herbal teas have been shown to fire up me­tab­o­lism, op­ti­mize kid­ney func­tion and stim­u­late the lym­phatic sys­tem to fur­ther sup­port weight loss.

For all the re­ported perks of detox brews, though, ex­perts say not all the blends on the mar­ket are safe. Some man­u­fac­tur­ers lace tra­di­tional teas with nat­u­ral lax­a­tives like senna leaf that pro­mote weight loss but also come with down­sides like GI is­sues and headaches. That’s why many ex­perts ad­vise stick­ing with Tra­di­tional Chi­nese and Ayurvedic medicine herbal teas (like Alvita Dan­de­lion Tea, $8, vi­ta­min­shoppe.com) to get the ben­e­fits with­out the side ef­fects. “Sip­ping detox tea can be a sim­ple and de­li­cious way to whit­tle your waistline. But be­fore you com­mit to a prod­uct, read the la­bel. I rec­om­mend choos­ing a tea with rec­og­niz­able in­gre­di­ents like dan­de­lion root, which can pro­vide long-last­ing re­sults with­out leav­ing you de­hy­drated,

achy and fa­tigued.”

is in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized as a lead­ing celebrity fitness trainer and nu­tri­tion­ist.

He’s the best­selling au­thor of more than 20 books in 16 lan­guages. Visit JorgeCruise.com to learn more.

—Sharon Stone, 59

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