Cleanses & Detox Diets—Are They Safe? (Page 4)

Nutrient Shortfall

When you restrict your food intake on a cleanse diet, you’re probably going to miss out on key nutrients like healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and proteins. Even cleanses that include fruits and vegetables, which are the less-restrictive types compared to liquid-only cleanses, will likely be lacking in heart-healthy fats—which the body needs to absorb certain vitamins and to make hormones—and protein, which is necessary for building and maintaining muscle and other body tissues.

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