29 Nov '13, 1pm

Juice cleanses are a Band-Aid solution to a bigger dietary problem

Juice cleanses are a Band-Aid solution to a bigger dietary problem

I’ve never done a juice cleanse before, so I can’t say I’ve ever experienced the euphoria, weight loss, clarity of thinking, and release of toxins that supposedly occurs when one adheres to a diet of liquefied produce for an extended period of time. I can say, however, that I probably never will. The reality is that I have very little patience for diets that have less to do with eating the right foods and more with deprivation. In that regard, juice cleanses seem eerily similar to anorexia. In her article “Stop Juicing: It’s not healthy, it’s not virtuous, and it makes you seem like a jerk ,” author Katy Waldman points out how juice has become supremely trendy and has even attained verb status (!). Juice cleanses involve dedicating oneself to days or weeks of drinking expensive liquid produce that’s advertised and sold by companies called “Total Cleanse,” “Renovation,” “Li...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/juice-cleanses-are-band-...

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