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Why you really DON’T need to “detox”

The thing is our organs already”flush” things out on their own. “Our bodies naturally detox themselves daily — that is the role of our kidneys and liver,” nutritionist Keri Gans, R.D.N. tells Allure.
“There is no scientific evidence that confirms the need to physically go on a cleanse to rid yourself of toxins.” Hadid’s comment about “eating badly,” meanwhile, places a value system on food (“good” foods vs. “bad” foods) that can reinforce orthorexia and other disordered eating habits. “I prefer not to typecast foods into ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but rather those that make us feel great,” Gans says. “If you have found that you haven’t been eating the healthiest lately, don’t beat yourself up; turn it around without a cleanse but rather by making healthier food choices now. Your body will thank you.” She recommends emphasizing foods “packed with fiber and other nutritional benefits, and less added sugar and sodium.”

It’s wonderful that Hadid has found a regimen that works for her, but framing a “cleanse” as a necessary step after “eating badly” doesn’t give an accurate picture of how the body — or nutrition — works. We all know which foods make us feel our best (and which we feel worse after eating), and everyone is free to make their own dietary choices. “Doing a detox,” however, isn’t something our bodies need to undergo a cleanse to do.

An extract taken from Allure. Read the original here

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