Just like in fashion, in dieting trends come and go. And what is the latest? Detox Diet!
Theis became fashionable in Hollywood, with celebs, in particular, showing how harmful toxins are for our body, as they base their meals on juices and smoothies, to cleanse and energize the body
The truths and lies about detox diets
1- “Detox diets help you lose weight”
If your goal is to lose weight, this detox diet is not for you. But if you do it will you be able to lose weight? Yes, after fasting you will most likely lose weight and you will feel even lighter, but when you finish the diet you’ll increase those pounds lost or gain more weight than you already had.
Therefore, it is always advisable to go to a specialist so that you design a diet according to your conditions and needs.
2- “Your body will be free of impurities.”
The fact of drinking juices to detox does not erase years of excesses and bad habits. In addition, the body is not poisoned, if so how are we living? We would need dialysis if so.
If you want to take advantage of nutrients that have these vegetable juices, you have to make this healthy lifestyle lasts forever.
3- “Anyone can do the detox diet”
Before taking on this food challenge it is recommended to always seek professional advice so that they can assess if such a diet is suitable for you. These fasts ‘detox’ is not recommended for children, or pregnant women, patients with renal failure, etc
4- “Detox diets are harmful to health”
These diets can be harmful to health when fasting lasts for a long time. If you use the green juice to eat more fruits and vegetables, either because you don’t like it or because you don’t have time to prepare them, it would be an excellent step to eating them.
5- “Detox diets are scientifically proven”
These diets became popular under this premise. It is not proven scientifically that it is the treatment miracle which is widely touted to be. In fact, the expert community has spoken out to warn of the consequences that may result, if you drink these juices as substitutes for regular meals.