Now that the holidays are behind us for another year you may be having those “New Year, New Me” thoughts…you know the ones where you decide it’s time to hit the gym hard, be more organized, and maybe even kick off a detox diet to get the ball rolling on that summer body. A recent study however might have you rethinking that last one! According to the Dietitians Association of Australia, detoxing can sometimes do more harm than good. Because detox diets often suggest you cut back on a lot of foods you could end up losing out on taking in a lot of good nutrients that you might already be eating regularly. The study suggests that there is no actual scientific evidence to prove that detoxing helps get rid of toxins from our bodies any quicker than our natural detox systems (lungs, liver, kidneys, etc) would.
On the other hand it never hurts to cut back on certain food and beverage groups. They still encourage reducing junk food and alcohol intake, increasing fruit and veggies, and yes hitting the gym, if you’re looking to be healthier in 2017!
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