DETOXING... the new bulimia (continued)
Celebrities may swear by them, but do detoxification diets really have health benefits?
More on this nutty "detoxing" fad:
‘The concept of "detox" is a myth and you will find that "practitioners" recommending detox all recommend different diets and food exclusions.'
Collins [Catherine Collins, chief dietitian at St George's Hospital.] argues that there is no evidence that detox diets boost the immune system. Furthermore, she says, reducing protein intake will actually compromise it. ‘Fruit and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants and as such help the body to "detoxify" itself naturally -- but you don't need to take kilos of them at the expense of anything else.'
What does Collins recommend? Just eat healthy all the time.
But you knew that already, didn't you?