Is it necessary to do a cleanse diet or does your body detox naturally on its own? Are juice cleanses safe or dangerous? What role do high-fiber foods play in cleansing? To answer these questions, we got expert advice from two well-known registered dietitians.
Juice vs. Real Food Cleanses?
Celebrity dietitian and author Keri Glassman, RD, recommends real food cleanses only and advises avoiding juice cleanses completely. With juice cleanses, you will not only feel hungry and lethargic during it, but likely gain back more weight when the cleanse is over!
Keri said, “It’s hard to feel empowered when you’re drinking your breakfast. And your lunch. And your snacks. And your dinner. . . I need to chew. You?”
People choose vegetarian diets for a variety of reasons including health, social, ethical, environmental, religious, or other factors. Nutritionally adequate vegetarian styles of eating are supported by scientific literature as healthful and beneficial in the treatment and prevention of certain chronic diseases. Also, vegetarian diets are found to be appropriate for individuals during all stages of life including infancy, childhood and adolescence, during pregnancy and lactation, and for athletes. As more people turn to this diet, more vegetarian foods, including vegetarian and vegan fiber bars, become available. This article explains some of the basic elements of vegetarian diets, nutritional considerations and practical tips.
Ah, refreshing citrus! There's nothing quite like it. Nor is there a fruit quite like the orange. Beyond being the star flavor of the Fiber d'Lish Orange Cranberry bar -- which just so happens to be our Flavor of the Month -- an orange can pack a nutritional punch that makes its mark in vitamins and nutrients. Our infographic below highlights some of the amazing health benefits of oranges.
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"You are what you eat." It's not just a silly idiom. What you eat determines what nutrients are available for your body to do its job, and affects how you'll feel throughout the day.
But how you feel is also largely dependent on how well you digest what you eat. Having healthy digestion is a big part of making sure your body can use the good nutrients you take in, and get rid of the toxins and waste you don't need. Use these easy tips to improve digestion and help yourself feel even better in your body!
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