Are Body Cleansing Diets Worth Starving For?
If celebrities like Beyonce swear by detox diets, should you? Experts share how these diets really affect your body
Popular body cleansing and detox dietsIf you walk into any pharmacy, health food or vitamin store, you'll find shelves devoted to detox and cleansing diets, says Albovias. Or, if you search online or peruse the bookstore, you'll find everything from "complete fasting, to juicing, to dietary manipulation or supplementation," says Simpson. All of these particular "diets" are designed to help rid the body of toxins that can result from a diet heavy in artificial ingredients, overly processed foods, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, junk food, and the like which can "impact one's overall quality of life by causing lethargy, a sluggish metabolism, poor digestive function, edema and dull or blemished skin," says Simpson.
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