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The 13 Biggest Nutrition and Food Myths Busted (Page 13)

It's important to fast periodically, to cleanse toxins from your body

12. "It’s important to fast periodically, to cleanse toxins from your body."

The truth: Your body has its own elegantly designed system for removing toxins—namely, the liver, kidneys and spleen. There isn’t any evidence that not eating—or consuming only juice—for any period of time makes them do this job any better. Source: Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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