Juice cleanses as a form of inner body cleansing hit an all-time high over the last several years. But despite the popular belief that trendy, hyper-focused diets like juice cleanses are detoxifying, researchers and The New York Times bluntly state, “fancy juice doesn’t cleanse the body of toxins.”
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- The kidneys and liver are efficient detoxifiers that work fine without the aid of special drinks and expensive juice cleanses.
- Dr. James H. Grendell, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, says, “There is no good scientific evidence that a juice cleanse, or any other food for that matter, is particularly relevant to removing toxins.”
- Juice is still valuable to the human body, but mostly when it contains all parts of a fruit or vegetable. Consumers with a juicer that strips juice of its pulp should replace it with a blender for optimum nutrition.
- Colon cleanses like hydrotherapy can flush out important microflora from your GI, so be weary of such practices.
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