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Cleanses are designed to detoxify the body, though weight loss is often a happy side effect

Should I do a juice cleanse? Is it safe?

Kay Curtis (Burbank, CA) on Jul 9, 2012
For most people, a pure juice cleanse raises insulin levels and wrecks blood sugar levels. You don't want that to happen, because it encourages insulin resistance. It's best if you get a really high-quality whey protein and add that to your juice. You also need to avoid eating too much fruit. Try kale and beet tops mixed with a little carrot and apple. Berries are also OK, but again, avoid eating too much fruit. A little fat such as flax oil added to it will help make the drinks keep you full longer. The best whey protein is made by Standard Process.