There are tons of trends that aren’t what they seem. Some end up damaging your body all while promising to help. Today, we’re going to take a look at the effects of juice cleanses and answer the question, “Do juice cleanses really work?” Personally, I have never tried one, and I don’t think I will. To start, I love actual food too much. I also think there are better ways to flush out toxins.
For those of you who don’t know, a juice cleanse replaces your regular diet with fruit and veggie juices. Why do people do it? Because they believe this will help their organs clean up their bodies. Some people even describe experiencing added benefits like an increase of energy and feeling better hydrated.
Experts aren’t convinced. Frankly, I have my doubts as well. Juice cleanses actually remove elements of a well-balanced nutritional plan. There are potential health risks associated such as low blood pressure and fatigue, which is quite contrary to what some people believe. There is one health risk in particular that concerns us here at Oralta.
When you think of a #cleanse you may think of only drinking juice. A juice cleanse traditionally involved starvation, robbing most nutrients & fiber from the diet. There is no scientific proof that juice cleanses reduce inflammation, but rather for most they can cause more harm. pic.twitter.com/unkyVQK9iC
— Dr. Romie Mushtaq MD (@DrRomie) July 11, 2019
What does a juice cleanse do to your oral health? For starters, fruits contain a lot of natural sugar. When you’re cleansing all that sugar is not good for your teeth. When it comes to eating sugar, it isn’t about how much. Sugar damages your teeth the longer they are exposed to it. So, eating sugar throughout the day instead of in one sitting can harm your dental health.
That’s not all. We rely on chewing to wash away remaining sugar and food particles. If you aren’t doing that, then it’s just staying in your mouth increasing the chances of rot. Not to mention that acidic fruits are far from gentle on your teeth. If you want to read more about it, click here. If you want to know why we take dental health so seriously, click here.
TLDR: Do juice cleanses work? Experts aren’t convinced, and they seem to believe that they do more harm than good.