As for using juice-only diets as a way to “cleanse”, this is pure fantasy. Juices cannot, no way, not at all, remove toxins from your system. That’s nonsense. If said juice diet is happening during a spa retreat period, let’s consider that it might be the time away from work, booze, city smog and pizza which has left you feeling better, with a clear skin and a smooth belly. Water would have done the trick too.
However, there is one juicing claim that’s true - the promise that you absorb nutrients faster. But unless you’re a diabetic with a sudden blood-sugar crash, is that even good? No. Slow nutrient absorption – especially when we’re talking sugar – is a better idea. And the assurance by many juicing advocates that this diet route can cure dread diseases? That’s not just incorrect, it’s positively criminal.
But, if your beautiful, new, streamlined juicer and the stuff that comes out if it makes you feel happy about life and yourself, then that’s the one good reason to continue with the fad (in moderation). Happiness is far more closely linked to health than any special diet. Just don’t for one nanosecond think it’s going to boost your metabolism, cleanse your insides or get rid of cellulite.