PUT DOWN THE JUICE
‘There’s No Such Thing as a Cleanse’: The Shaky Science Behind Fasting and Detoxes
If your body contains toxins that need to be removed, you don’t need a fast or a cleanse—you need a liver transplant.
Fasting is becoming increasingly popular. But, as with almost all diets, the health claims made by proponents—inflammation reduction, lower blood pressure, less cancer, even extended lifespan—stand on shaky scientific ground. Worse, the trend of detoxing or cleanses marketed as forms of fasting may actually be dangerous.
Here’s a look at the truth behind the fast.