If you’ve spent any amount of time on Instagram, then you’ve heard of Flat Tummy Tea, a tea promising to detox your gut. Flat Tummy Tea is produced by the Flat Tummy Company, which offers a myriad of products including appetite-suppressing lollipops. As you can imagine, many people have questioned the authenticity of these products. So, what does detox tea really do? Well, it doesn’t help you lose weight the way you imagine. You’re mostly losing water weight.
Jameela Jamil, who plays Tahani on The Good Place, has been extremely vocal in criticizing the Kardashians and many other celebrities who promote the Flat Tummy Company. Jameela’s main criticism comes from the message the company sends to young women. Jamil is not alone in this. Many young women have spoken up against the brand.
Not to mention, several renowned publications including Teen Vogue have started writing articles that warn their young readers. Teen Vogue had the opportunity to sit down with Stella Metsovas, who is a gut-health specialist. This is what she had to say about the many companies who tote the promise of getting a Kardshian-type body.
“The golden rule of creating a healthy digestive tract is to never rely on a product for the relief of ailments like constipation, or that believing a supplement is going to detox your gut from harmful bacteria — they should always be considered as ‘in addition to’ a healthy diet.” – Stella Metsovas
A healthy diet is necessary to your overall health. It can affect your dental health and especially your mental health. All health is related, and it’s important to take care of each aspect. If you want to read more about it, you can check out our blog post.