A TEA brand will no longer be able to use the word “detox” in its name. The Advertising Standards Agency has enforced EU regulations and ruled that Pukka’s “detox” tea, flavoured with aniseed, fennel and cardamom, is misleading. Of course, the company is far from alone in using the word to hook consumers – it has become a selling point that dominates the food industry. But what does it actually mean? We asked a top dietitian to tell us all about products designed to “cleanse” your system and the myths surrounding them. So grab a cuppa and read on. GOING “on a detox” means nothing. It doesn’t make medical sense. It’s a clever marketing gimmick for selling diets and associated products. There are all kinds of products out there, from pills to teas, and Pukka isn’t the only one using this tactic. A lot of the public think they need to be buying these things or adhering to these diets to try to get rid of … [Read more...] about Top dietitian tells us about myths around products that ‘cleanse’ your body after ‘false’ health claim advert is banned
Liver cleanse diet
Getty ImagesStefanie Keenan / Contributor Kim Kardashian just shared the details of her 10-day cleanse on her websiteShe says it's helped her lose five pounds so farMost experts say cleanses aren't healthy—and you'll likely gain the weight back as soon as you go off of themIf Kim Kardashian sneezes and she doesn't post about it on social media, did it even really happen? Her recent update: She's doing a 10-day cleanse. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Day 1 of my cleanse is done and I didn’t cheat. I was even surrounded my donuts. I’m really proud of myself— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 18, 2018 As People reports, the reality TV star-turned-mogul is attempting to lose a few pounds before the upcoming Met Gala, which is scheduled for May 7. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below She shared details about her cleanse regimen on her (paywalled) website, writing that she was amped to get started because "the food looked so filling and … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know About Kim Kardashian’s New Cleanse
A colon cleanse is considered a natural, safe method of removing toxins and accumulated wastes from your intestines. There are many colon cleanse products that you can buy from stores selling natural health products — but why not make your own? Colon cleanse kits usually contain some or all of the following: herbs, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and psyllium. Herbs are needed to kill harmful bacteria and parasites and to stimulate the liver, gallbladder and intestines. Digestive enzymes are needed to replenish low levels from a poor diet and/or accumulated toxins. If you want to start your own colon cleansing program, here are some suggestions to help you out. Try to eat only raw foods for two weeks. That means lots of raw vegetables and fruits. Stick to the non-citrus fruits like bananas, apples, berries, grapes, and pears if you can. After the two weeks have passed, try to maintain a diet that is 50% raw foods. Drink 10 glasses of water a day for the two-week period. The water … [Read more...] about Improve Your Health with This Quick and Easy Colon Cleanse
Credit: iStock.com/hotka Understanding your stools—also known as poop—can help you understand exactly what is going on within your digestive system. You may be justifiably quite startled to see a different color than the common brown, such as an orange stool. What is the healthiest poop color? A healthy bowel movement is one in which your stool (poop) is well-formed, soft, easily passed, medium brown in color, and has an “S” or “C” shape. Any brown shade will often indicate a healthy stool with no digestive or diet problems. What about other stool colors? Red commonly indicates hemorrhoids; black could be bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract; green often means food is moving through the colon too quickly, possibly from diarrhea; and yellow, greasy, and foul-smelling stools can be due to excess fat in the stool, possibly from a malabsorption problem like celiac disease. However, while some colors suggest a potential health issue, an orange … [Read more...] about What Causes Orange Stool?
Over the last few years, cleansing diets have been growing steadily in popularity. One example of a detox diet involves using apple cider vinegar — an amber-colored vinegar made from cider or apple must. Supporters of the apple cider vinegar (ACV) detox say it helps with weight loss, removal of toxins from the body, and blood sugar regulation. Despite many anecdotal success stories, little scientific evidence exists to support these claims. Read on to discover more about the ACV detox including how to follow the diet and the potential side effects that a person may experience. Proponents of the ACV diet say that consuming ACV, either daily or as part of a dedicated ACV detox, brings the following benefits: helping with weight loss reducing appetite balancing the body's pH regulating blood sugar levels lowering high cholesterol improving digestion boosting the immune system providing probiotics (good bacteria) to the gut aiding in the removal of toxins healing skin … [Read more...] about What is the apple cider vinegar detox?