The Pros & Cons Of Detox Cleanses

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Cleanses are super-popular with celebrities and us regular people alike. But are they really safe? Are they really effective? Are there some that are better than others?

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Three experts tell whether doing a cleanse is right for you…

Go for it. Cleanses come in many forms-some are just juices, others are restricted-eating plans that last a day or even several weeks. But the goal is the same: to help your body flush out toxins and jump-start weight loss. Some aren’t helpful, because they are too low in calories or omit key nutrients. But a good cleanse, one that’s organic and vitamin-rich, acts as a reset button to help transform unhealthy eating habits and infuses your body with nutrients.

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A lot of my clients who find cleanses appealing have been subsisting on sugar and caffeine-they’re actually somewhat malnourished! They find that an organic-juice cleanse makes them feel sharper and more aware of bad habits that were sabotaging their health, like mindless eating. I know every time I do one, I get an energy boost.”