Jameela Jamil is criticizing celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Cardi B for promoting “detox” teas on their social media accounts.
Jamil says the teas have a laxative side effect and can be detrimental to the health of anyone who injects the product.
According to Health24, the teas that claim to “flush toxins out” of your body promise weight loss, however they typically highlight specific ingredients known to have diuretic or laxative properties. They also have appetite-suppressant qualities and include ingredients like nettle leaf, dandelion leaf and senna leaf.
Alyssa Ardolino, a registered dietician at the International Food Information Council, also says that the weight loss that comes with detox teas usually includes very little fat reduction, rather it’s water or waste that is flushed out.
Jameela Jamil currently stars as Tahani Al-Jamil on The Good Place and has been a past critic of celebrities for misleading people on products they promote. She previously called out Kim Kardashian for appetite suppressant lollipops on Instagram in coordination with creating the #IWeigh movement earlier this year, which is aimed at promoting body positivity.
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