10. Health Myth: You need products to detox your body.
While you should be detoxing your body in the way of cutting out bad foods and eating more whole foods, it is a bogus statement that you should be “detoxing.” Any products marketed to you as a product that flushes out toxins and has you go through a “detox” is a bit more than gimmicky. You often see these products in teas or supplements, saying things like detox your body quickly or cleanse your body. You don’t need any of these products. Often they are costly for what you get as well, so save your money.
Your body naturally detoxes, and it does that through your liver. That is your liver’s primary function. You can help your liver by not making it work overtime every day. Also, you should not consume alcohol often, overeat red meat, or smoke. You will also want to avoid any harmful sugars or a lot of natural sugars, as this can be hard on your liver. If you are eating a pretty balanced diet with plenty of whole foods and heavy on the plants and vegetables, your liver will thank you.