Medindia

X

Australian Dietitians Urge Women to Dump Detox Diets

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is urging young women to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle, as it is a far better approach to weight loss than fad detox diets.
 Australian Dietitians Urge Women to Dump Detox Diets
Australian Dietitians Urge Women to Dump Detox Diets
Advertisement

A survey of 200 women by the DAA found more than 60% of women aged 18-24 years have tried to lose weight, and, of those, 1 in 4 had used a fad diet like the lemon detox or the liver cleansing diet..

Advertisement
DAA's spokeswoman, Melanie McGrice, said, "We're urging young women to forget magic powders, awful-tasting drinks and starvation plans, and to be wary of any diet that promises a quick or dramatic results. There is little evidence that detox diets worked. Instead, they could lead to dehydration, fatigue, bad breathe, constipation, dizziness and nausea."

She said, "The best 'detox' is drinking plenty of water, and eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain breads and cereals, lean meat, chicken or fish, lower-fat dairy foods and healthy fats."

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All