Cleanses have been around for decades, but recently have moved to the front of the pack when it comes to diet aids, and health strategies. It is thought by many that with all of the junk we put in our bodies, we can have up to 25 pounds of “sludge” in our gut that needs to be cleaned from time to time. Unfortunately, it is a mixture of part pseudo-science and part myth that detox diets physically remove toxins from your body. If you Google search “detox diet”, you’ll get a range of results from fasting for days to extremely strict and absurd meal plans containing less than 500 calories per day. Let’s be honest, who ACTUALLY enjoys restricting calories? I know I sure don’t, and it’s extremely bad for your body (and metabolism) as well. Most of these detoxes use exaggerated science and make overblown claims promoting the benefits of detoxing. So what is the scientific based truth?
Our body has it’s own natural detox system that takes place in our liver. Although other systems of our body are involved, the liver is powerhouse of the natural detox system.
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