Experts Debate: Should You Ever do a Juice Cleanse?

Cassie Shortsleeve
by Cassie Shortsleeve
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Juice cleanses — replacing your usual meals with fresh-pressed juices consisting of fruit and vegetables — are often touted as a quick fix for weight loss or a way to detox after a period of indulgence. However, experts are divided as to whether these ‘cleanses’ are a useful part of a healthy diet.

Here, two RDs weigh in on whether or not you should try a brief juice cleanse and why it may not be the best idea for weight loss.

About the Author

Cassie Shortsleeve
Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked on staff at both Shape and Men’s Health and contributes regularly to a slew of national print and digital publications such as Women’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, and Furthermore for Equinox. With a degree in English and creative writing from the College of the Holy Cross, she has a passion for reporting on all things health, lifestyle, and travel.


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