So-called “detox” and “cleanse” diets make big promises about your health for removing toxins and losing weight. But do they deliver?
The National Institutes of Health advise caution when it comes to “detox” diets:
There isn’t any convincing evidence that detox or cleansing programs actually remove toxins from your body or improve your health. Weight loss on a detox diet may be because these diets are often very low in calories.
If you want to protect yourself from environmental hazards or control your weight, visit the resources under General Information below. There is evidence-based information that can help you reach your goals.