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Detox diets are generally short-term dietary interventions designed to eliminate toxins from your body.
A typical detox diet involves a period of fasting, followed by a strict diet of fruit, vegetables, fruit juices, and water. Sometimes a detox also includes herbs, teas, supplements, and colon cleanse or enemas.
Human research on detox diets is lacking, and the handful of studies that exist are significantly flawed
Detox diets rarely identify the specific toxins they aim to remove. The mechanisms by which they work are also unclear.
There is little to no evidence that detox diets remove any toxins from your body. However, your body can clear itself of most toxins through the liver, feces, urine, and sweat.
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