Nutrition & Food

Detox or cleanse? You may want to try ‘clean eating’ instead

This article shares great insights into the fads of cleansing and detoxing and why they may not be your best choices!

Global News

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TORONTO – Fed up with yourself after all the high-calorie and alcoholic indulgences over the holidays? While the thought of starting a detox or cleanse could be appealing, it might not have the desired effect.

In fact, the idea that you can flush impurities out of your system by cleansing it with juices, tablets or tinctures is eschewed by registered dietitian Zannat Reza.

Many detoxes people sign up for are simply low-calorie potions or juice cleanses.

“Like, what are you getting there? Not much of anything,” she says. “Definitely not calories, not enough nutrients, no probiotics.”

In fact, the result can be dehydration, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and lack of energy. Harmful effects include low blood sugar, low or high blood pressure, detrimental interaction with medications, and…

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