Detox diets can be extreme and if taken too far can lead to nutrient deficiencies and a host of health issues. People go on detox diets for a number of reasons. Some do it after they've eaten too much junk food or meat, others when they want to lose weight and some people use detox diets as a way to feel disciplined or for religious or spiritual reasons.
Although detox diets are popular, there’s very little evidence that they actually improve the body’s ability to detoxify itself. In fact, the liver and kidneys are designed to remove impurities from the body for us. And in healthy individuals, they do a great job. The best way to achieve lifelong health is to stay active, be social and eat a diet of plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and adequate hydration daily not just 3-7 days out of the year.