Food and detox products: Unnecessary and dangerous

Food and detox products: Unnecessary and dangerous

Consuming foods or cleansing products to lose weight or detoxify the body. Also to being worthless, can put our health at risk.
To a greater or lesser extent, we all commit some culinary excess on Christmas dates. Copious meals made with hyper caloric foods, sugary desserts, higher. And then, we want to counteract this excess by “purifying” our bodies. But our body does not accumulate toxins. The kidneys and liver are the main organs in charge of processing and eliminating.

Waste compounds and, for this task

They do not need external help . Consuming foods or cleansing products to streamline these functions. A also to being worthless, can put our health at risk.
To lose weight, most people incorporate exercise into their daily routine – joining. The gym is part of the traditional purposes to start a new year. While controlling their diet by choosing healthier alternatives. But, others choose to consume foods and products.

Call detox

That they call detox and with which they intend to drop. The accumulated kilos in record time and purify their body of toxins.
The European Food Safety Agency has long warned of the possible. Harmful effects of these foods and health products. A decade ago, the European Commission asked the Technical. Commission for Diet Products, Nutrition and Allergies to issue a scientific opinion on. The theoretical health properties that act on the body.

The decision was rich

“Not only were they baseless. But EFSA made it clear that there was no scientific evidence whatsoever. Because it is a health declaration without proven evidence. In the European Union, no such mention can be made about any food or supplement.

A declaration of healthy

The mention of detox or anything similar is considered a declaration of healthy. So it cannot be done“, informs dietitian-nutritionist Beatriz Robles. But, detox foods and products are much more popular than doctors and nutritionists. Would like despite their proven ineffectiveness.

What are detox foods?

Turmeric, pineapple, artichoke, green tea, strawberry, kale, algae, kiwi, alfalfa, spinach, lemon, Brussels sprouts, celery, garlic … The list of foods to which this surname is attributed is extensive (and not Stop growing). They are fruits and vegetables with presumable properties to purify. The body of toxins accumulated by unhealthy lifestyle habits.
 These detox foods must be consumed raw, , or in the form of preparations. Such as juices, smoothies, shakes, infusions, or waters. “They are popular because they have an attractive premise –improve health. Based on a simple practice, taking particular shakes or foods. Which is much easier than implementing healthy habits. Such as permanent changes in diet, physical exercise. Or give up alcohol or tobacco, “says Robles.
In 2016, the European Food Safety Agency included. These foods in its list of emerging risks to watch for three reasons:
The first risk is the high concentration of a compound that appears. In plant foods that, if taken in large quantities. Can interfere with the absorption of minerals. “In itself, it is not a problem if the vegetables are consumed in salads or conventional dishes. But they are in shakes because they are eaten raw, on an empty stomach, and in much more quantity,” explains Robles.
The second risk is nitrates, present in green leafy vegetables. In high concentrations, it can cause a blood disease known. As especially in older children—little ones.
The third risk is related to microbial contamination, “especially homemade preparations. That are made with raw vegetables,” he points out.

Behind detox foods

In the words of the dietitian-nutritionist, behind detox foods. There is only a commercial interest. “Everything that sounds exotic and new to us captures our attention. If, also, it is clothed with a halo of health, it is easy to be convinced.
We are looking for a product that helps us solve problems. Sometimes, science does not give us a solution, or the one that provides us with. Such as changes inhabits, is difficult to adopt due to a thousand circumstances. Among them conditioning factors. social issues

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