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Does a spring detox make sense?

MedExpress Team

Irena Piekarska

Published April 7, 2023 08:00

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Cleansing treatments are very popular, especially in spring. Probably because they are considered a good way to get rid of excess weight and regain energy. However, it remains an open question whether they really work and help rid the body of toxins.

The marketing of diets and supplements promises and raises hopes that "detoxifying" the body is a fast and good way to get rid of not only dangerous toxins, but also to lose weight. Various types of monodiets are considered a starting point and a way to achieve the goal: vegetable, fruit or water-based. Clinical dietitian from the University Clinical Center WUM Paulina Gryz confirms that they do indeed lead to rapid weight reduction, but at the same time she explains that they neither cause the body to cleanse itself, nor will they be a great miracle diet, since the observed weight loss is associated only with the loss of water, not fat tissue.

Although the term "detox" has entered the dietary vocabulary for good, its basic meaning is really related to medical procedures that involve removing from the body substances hazardous to health, such as alcohol, drugs or chemical compounds, for exam...

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