Research Shows Why Detoxes and Cleanses Don’t Work

According to a post on detoxes aren’t just ineffective, they can be dangerous.

The article cited research by Alexandra Parker and Anna Debenham, accredited practicing dietitians, says that our bodies do a good job of detoxing themselves, so we don’t need to help our bodies out by giving up certain food and drink or taking specific foods or supplements for a fixed amount of time.

Organs such as the kidneys, liver, lungs and gastrointestinal tract perform the purposes of detoxing the body naturally so we don’t actually need to do it ourselves.

Detoxes and cleanses can actually do harm to the body. Instead of detoxing, experts suggest a healthy lifestyle, introducing more plant based foods, reducing junk foods and increasing exercise.