It's inevitable. Come January, someone around you is extolling the benefits of a juice cleanse. And since you went overboard during the holidays and show no signs of stopping, you start to think that a major detox is exactly what your body needs. Before you believe that your body is working in overdrive digesting all that food, it's important to note that the proven benefits from juice cleansing are still murky. Here's what we do know: fiber is a good thing, and so is protein, but these are the nutrients most cleanses leave out.
If you're playing with the idea of a cleanse but don't want to commit to a juicing-only lifestyle, there are more and more companies here for you. All these cleanses leave the fiber and protein in and get rid of all the crap, and some even reward you with a dessert!