Drinking Your Calories

Most of us are lucky enough to chew and swallow food and we should be utilizing these functions. Besides, who wants to drink their calories?

Juice Cleanses-This diet severely restricts calories may result in short-term weight loss, but the lack of protein would make it difficult to maintain muscle mass. Potential nutrient deficiencies include fat-soluble vitamins D and E, essential fatty acids, B vitamins and, fiber. Juicing can also lead to weight gain if other factors in the diet and activity level are unchanged. There is not a lot of scientific evidence to support juice cleanses. The reason people do cleanses is that they want to get a jump-start on weight loss or they want to rid their body of toxins. It is important to remember that our bodies have built-in detoxifiers (livers) and don’t require cleansing. In addition, a sudden increase in fruit and vegetable consumption may lead to gas, bloating or diarrhea. Juicing could also have potential food-medication interactions.

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