Do Detox Diets Offer Any Health Benefits
Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
While detoxication diets are common, there is little evidence that they actually remove toxins from the body. Specific detox diets vary, but they usually include a time of fasting followed by a strict diet of fresh vegetables, fruit, and fruit juices, as well as plenty of liquids. In addition, some detox diets recommend colon cleansing (enemas) in combination with herbs and other vitamins to clear the intestines. During and after detox diets, some people experience becoming more focused and energetic. Detox diets, on the other hand, provide no history of actually removing toxins from the body. The kidneys and liver are very good at filtering and destroying most toxins that are consumed. Finally, remember the fad diets aren’t a sustainable alternative. Your best bet for long-term success is to eat a nutritious diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/detox-diets/ faq-20058040#:~:text=Some%20people%20report%20feeling%20more%20focused%20and%20energetic ,effective%20at%20filtering%20and%20eliminating%20most%20ingested%20toxins.