Before you spend a lot of energy (and probably money) doing a fancy juice cleanse to keep your New Year's resolution, watch SciShow's Hank Green break down three common misconceptions about juicing.
Misconception #1: You need to flush out your ~TOXINS~ and juice is the best way to do that.
Drinking a lot of juice isn't going to help your vital organs flush out those toxins.
Misconception #2: There's a bunch of "extra gunk" just hanging on to your intestines and you need to get rid of it by giving yourself diarrhea.
Gross. Also, NOPE.
Misconception #3: Juice cleanses really do make you lose weight, right?
The weight you lose is water weight, which comes from glycogen in your muscles.
Basically, a juice fast or cleanse isn't going to hurt you, but it's not the cure-all you might be hoping for.
Yes. I really, really love juice.Maybe. I mean, it couldn't hurt, right?NOPE. Where's my lunch?
You Might Want To Rethink That Juice Cleanse, Because Science
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So, would you still do a juice cleanse?
vote votesYes. I really, really love juice.
vote votesMaybe. I mean, it couldn't hurt, right?
vote votesNOPE. Where's my lunch?