Are Laxative Teas Good For Your Gut?
Metsovas says her main issue with detox teas is that they can discourage people from getting to the root of their digestive probs. “You shouldn’t rely on these teas as a solution,” she says. “For example, people who are more prone to constipation could have an issue with the underproduction of hydrochloric acid, a necessary stomach acid that helps digest proteins.”
The takeaway here: It’s totally fine to use a laxative tea once in a while. But if you find yourself digging it out of your pantry on a regular basis, it could be stopping you from finding a long-term solution to your gut issues.
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