Kim Kardashian’s Bogus ‘Skinny Tea Detox’ Exposed

Weird and Dubious Celebrity Diets

(JOANNA FANTOZZI, THE INDEPENDENT) Weird and dubious celebrity diets are practically as old as Hollywood itself, but next time your favorite Kardashian or Instagram fitness model touts the latest detox or cleansing diet trend, remember that they also have a team of nutritionists and Photoshop at their disposal.

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We spoke with professional nutritionists Dr. Caroline Apovian, the director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center, and Brittany Markides, dietitian and founder of the Choose Food nutrition counseling service, to dissect and debunk the science behind some of the most popular celebrity diets out there.

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From detox skinny teas to the “Master Cleanse” lemonade diet, promoted by Beyoncé herself, see which health trends are bogus.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen exclude meat, alcohol, coffee, and nightshade vegetables from their diet, but Dr. Apovian says the latter choice is a mistake.

“Nightshade vegetables are nutrient-rich options, and many of them, such as tomatoes and bell peppers, provide essential antioxidants to the body,” she told INSIDER. “The majority of my patients eat nightshades […] this is a healthy group of vegetables that should be included in the diet.”

Kylie Jenner and the rest of the Kardashians swear by skinny tea detoxes.

If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Drinking a simple detox tea multiple times a day sounds like an easy way to lose weight, but these liquid laxative diets are not sustainable.

“Detoxification of the body is a natural process carried out by the kidneys,” Dr. Apovian said. Nothing we eat or drink assists with this process. The one exception would be consuming organic vegetables, as the less pesticide material we ingest, the less we have to detox. Other than that, no tea or liquid detoxifies the body …  SEE THE ORIGINAL STORY AT THE INDEPENDENT.