Welcome to “McDaniel’s Bite-Sized Reviews” | Yogi Detox Tea
It’s a weekly series we’re calling “McDaniel’s Bite-Sized Reviews!” Every other week, we’ll share a popular food, drink or supplement one of our MNT Registered Dietitians tried, reviewed and rated. With the growing number of products on the grocery store shelves, figuring out which items are getting you the most nutritional bang for your buck can feel overwhelming? Our hope is that we can make grocery shopping at least 0.5% easier!
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What is Yogi Detox Tea?
Per the brand, Yogi Detox Tea is a tea made of cleansing herbs to bring a “healthy balance from within.” Two of the herbs, burdock and dandelion roots, are touted to support the liver detoxification. Another included herb, juniper berry, is traditionally touted to support kidney function. There is also a blend of herbs called trikatu that included long pepper, black pepper, and ginger root, and this is said to stimulate blood flow.
Why Did We Try Yogi Detox Tea?
With the new year upon us, there are countless advertisements for cleanses and detoxes to help you start off on the right foot. But is partaking in a cleanse or detox really necessary? Our liver and kidney are our bodies natural detoxifiers, and so there isn’t a need for an outside source of detoxification. In fact, our liver and kidneys often use the nutrients from the food we eat to power their detoxing abilities. This means that to properly detox you just need to eat nutrient dense foods! Every time you go to the bathroom you are technically detoxifying your body of the waste your kidney got rid of. Many detox products that are marketed for use for weight loss such as juices, teas, and pills are really just fancy laxatives. Of course that will make you lose weight; but it’s not sustainable.
Check out my thoughts on “detoxing” and get my detox smoothie recipe.
We chose Yogi Detox Tea because it tops many online lists for the “best detox tea”, and it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to find. This tea is not meant to be used as a meal replacement like some of the products available. It contains the gentle laxative dandelion which contributes to it’s “detox” name. Although it doesn’t actually “detox” your body, it does contain some herbs that can have positive health benefits. Ginger can help nausea, GI issues, muscle soreness, and inflammation. Dandelion also functions as an antioxidant which can help protect your body from oxidative damage. Other benefits of these teas are they can hydrate the body and they have little to no caffeine compared to coffee.
Yogi Detox Tea: How Many Stars?
Our 5 Star Rating
Taste: 3/5 stars
When I was brewing the tea, the aroma was slightly off-putting. However, after a few sips, I found the tea with a slight sweet, yet spicy flavor that was quite pleasing.
The Yogi Detox Tea is pretty similar in price to other brands of similar products. However, there are higher priced options on the market such as Skinnyfit, BooTea 14 Day Teatox, Flat Tummy Tea, and many more. We do not recommend purchasing those products because you simply don’t need them! Detox = non scientific, marketing to vulnerable people.
Average Rating: 3.3/5
Where To Find Yogi Detox Tea
You can easily find this Yogi Detox Tea at any major grocery store including Walmart, Walgreens or CVS. In addition, to their Detox variety, Yogi Tea has many other flavors you can try. Find their store locator here.
How We Enjoyed Yogi Detox Tea
As an afternoon hydrating pick-me up. I often forget to drink enough fluids in the winter, and hot tea fluids help provide that extra energy boost I need – minus the caffeine.