SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (WOAI) - Juicing or juice fasting to lose weight or detox may do your body more harm than good.
While a drink made purely of fresh fruits and vegetables sounds healthy, it can create or exacerbate health problems in those who have chronic conditions or take certain drugs.
Nutritionists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles say juicing can damage the kidneys and thyroid gland and can cause diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes.
Juicing diets are also low in fiber and protein and high in calories. As for detoxing, juicing does not work.
Nutrition experts say your body has a way of detoxing on its own through the liver, intestines and kidneys.
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