MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- With swimsuit season nearly upon us, hordes of fitness conscious individuals are beginning to take 'the vow of detox.' Once thought of as a panacea for excessive consumption, experts have voiced concern that aggressive detoxing can ultimately do the body more harm than good.
"The theory behind detoxing is to give the gastrointestinal cells time to rest and become stronger," says Northern Westchester Hospital dietitian Amy Rosenfeld. "Instead, extreme cleanses are linked with lack of energy, headaches, irritability, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, blood sugar control issues, gastrointestinal bacterial imbalances, electrolyte imbalances, and even cardiac issues."
However, there are several easy ways to naturally detox you body without putting unnecessary stress on your kidneys, liver, and gastroenterological track.
To find out what foods provide a natural cleansing effect and some simple recipes to enjoy them, read the full NWH blog post here .