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Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Really Work?

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Detox and Its Limitations

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, ...

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  • Fasting for 1–3 days.
  • Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, water, and tea.
  • Drinking only specific liquids, such as salted water or lemon juice.
  • Eliminating foods high in heavy metals, contaminants, and allergens.
  • Taking supplements or her...

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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 to...

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  • Several aspects of detox diets may aid your health. These include avoiding environmental toxins, exercising, eating nutritious food, drinking water, limiting stress, and relaxing.
  • Some people report feeling more focused and energetic during and after detox ...

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  • Severe calorie restriction can result in fatigue, irritability, and bad breath.
  • There is the risk of overdosing on supplements, laxatives, diuretics, and even water.
  • At-risk populations include children, adolescents, olde...

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