Diet experts have rubbished claims that detox diets could help people to lose weight and get healthier . Celebrities championing the diets may be misleading people, according to the British Dietetic Association.
The BDA, an association that represents the interests of 6,000 dieticians throughout the UK, made it clear that there was no magic way to clean the body. In fact, the whole idea of detoxing, that the body builds up dangerous toxins, was rubbished.
There are a wide variety of detox diets available, including specially prepared detox kits and diet plans. The detox industry is a fraud, the BDA insists, not based on science.
A spokesperson for the BDA, Dr. Frankie Phillips, reportedly commented: "The whole idea of detox is nonsense. The body is a well-developed system that has its own built-in mechanisms to detoxify and remove waste from top to toe. Skin, the gut and liver and kidneys are all chemically-controlled powerhouses that respond to signals in the form of, for example, hormones, to remove waste products typically detoxifying the body constantly. There are no pills or specific drinks, patches or lotions that can do a magic job. If you have over-indulged on alcohol, for example, the liver works hard to break down the alcohol into products it can remove."
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