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Almost everyone has heard of the detox fad. Most of these diets claim that by drinking fruit or vegetable juices and eating nothing for a period of days, the body can be cleansed of harmful toxins. But what kind of toxins are really in the body that will go away by starving yourself and only drinking juice?

The toxins we ingest usually arrive on our food via pollution in our environment. And yes it isn't good to ingest poison, but even the food we love can be poison to us in large quantities. In the end, our health is dictated by the amount of what we intake.