Many people believe that cleanses are a good way to keep your body healthy or to lose weight in a short amount of time. However, there could be potential dangers when starting a new cleanse. Cleanses, by themselves, can present many unwanted issues.
While it seems detoxing with fruit juices or fruit-infused waters would be a healthy solution that is by far not the case. Restricting your diet to simply drinking infused waters, or fruit/vegetable juices does not provide your body with the appropriate amount of calories it needs to function properly.
On average, your body needs over two thousand calories each day to run at its best. Cleanses will only provide your body with about 25% of the calories your body needs, so you are literally starving yourself. Eating a balanced diet is essential to having a healthy body.
Fruits are great for you and they definitely need to be incorporated into your everyday diet. However, they should not make up your diet entirely. Fruits and some vegetables contain high amounts of sugar. So, if that is all you are ingesting on a daily basis, cleanses can actually do more harm to your body than good. When trying to lose weight, you want to reduce the amount of sugar you intake on a daily basis, not increase it to ungodly amounts.
While it may appear that the cleanse works efficiently and you have lost weight, these results will only be temporary. Limiting your diet and calorie intake will most likely result in weight loss, but the instant you resume your normal, balanced diet the weight will come right back. When trying to lose weight, do it the right way by eating healthy, balanced meals and exercising regularly.