What are the latest studies on detox diets?

12 May, 2022
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What are the latest studies on detox diets?

Many people follow with interest everything new about what is known as cleansing juices for the body or detoxing diet, with the increase in advertising campaigns for these products, which promote helping to get rid of excess weight quickly while giving the skin freshness and glow and expelling toxins from the body at the same time.

With the widespread spread of this type of diet, the "Healthline" website published a report highlighting the cleansing juices and giving an accurate assessment of them.

The report says that the detox diet is based on consuming fruit and vegetable juices during a specific period that may last from 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on the type of juice, in order to lose weight and remove toxins from the body. Some research indicates that reducing the reliance on dietary fiber found in whole fruits or vegetables because of its juice makes it easier for the body to process and absorb the nutrients of the juice, while other researchers believe that dietary fiber is important, because it contains many health benefits.

As research continues, a review of 43 studies shows that processed foods are linked to heart disease, increased body weight, cancer, type 2 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and depression.

While none of the studies linking processed foods to improved health, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support the idea that juice cleanses help your body detox.  Doctors say that most people who drink juice cleanses do not eat enough solid food to meet their energy needs, in addition to the possibility of fatigue or headaches and other health problems resulting from hunger and reduced energy sources.

Experts believe that the human body is able to expel harmful compounds on its own, as the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines and skin are among the main organs for removing toxins from the body, which keeps the person alive, and therefore it can support the functions of those organs to help them work as best they can, Eating a whole plant-based diet along with regular physical activity improves the body's ability to detoxify.  You can also reduce your sugar intake by focusing on whole fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber.

The report concluded that a diet full of whole foods is key to optimal health and disease prevention, and that juice can be a supplement rather than a substitute for whole food.


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