Does a Detox Really Work ?

Detox is a process that involves using particular products, and diets to rid of toxins.
Detoxing has held an attraction since the time of Hippocrates, who believed four bodily fluids or “humors” – blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile – had to remain in balance to maintain good health. Being unwell meant the body’s organs and fluids were somehow imbalanced and in need of correction.

The “detox” label is increasingly found on various beverages, including teas, coffee, infused waters, drinks containing added fruits, vegetables, herbal combinations, nutrients, or blends of “natural” elements. These items commonly assert the ability to eliminate toxins from the body or enhance immunity.

Detoxes defy the general principles of human physiology, in that the liver and kidneys are quite efficient at removing toxins from our bodies.
Detox diets that severely restrict kilojoules or food groups increase the risk of nutrient deficiencies. Adverse effects include fatigue, irritability and bad breath.

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