4 Myths About Juice Cleansing

As my patients will tell you I am not a fan of juicing as it is practiced here in the US. It’s not at all the healthy option as the product marketing community and pseudo health practitioners have led you to believe. It’s another fad like many others, and the juicing-type activities I do recommend come from Traditional Chinese medicine. Drinking a large dose of cold vegetables can be therapeutic in certain circumstances of heat in the Stomach or Heart, though this is clinically the exception. Furthermore, juicing is not a meal replacement and should not be used to support a fast food eat-on-the-run lifestyle, which is ultimately going to cause great ill.

“Juice cleanses and liquid detox diets are not a healthful or safe approach to weight loss, said Joy Dubost, a dietitian in Washington, D.C., and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “There’s no scientific research that it provides benefits in the short or long term, and it’s not an overall healthy approach to eating,” she said.”

via 4 Myths About Juice Cleansing.

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