The Falcon's Flyer

Filed under Opinion

Opinion: Juice Cleanses

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






What’s a juice cleanse?

A juice cleanse is supposedly a “diet in which a person consumes only fruit and vegetable juices while abstaining from solid food consumption”, according to wikipedia.org.

Many people believe that these cleanses are beneficial and rid your body of toxins and bad fats. In fact, 2 out of 3 junior high students in Falcons’ Nest believe so.

However, my opinion is quite contrary. I don’t personally believe in juice cleanses and would go as far as saying that they are pseudoscience (false scientific claims). This isn’t just a personal belief though, many sources say juice cleanses are in fact completely a hoax. For example, according to the Wall Street Journal, we don’t need any extra help removing toxins from our bodies, since we already have a liver, a colon, and kidneys. “People are interested in this so-called detoxification, but when I ask them what they are trying to get rid of, they aren’t really sure,” says Dr. James Grendell in a New York Times article.

Other sources such as Huffington Post say that juice cleanses will even lead to type 2 diabetes. The article continues to explain how drinking juice forms of fruits and vegetables is just not as healthy as eating them whole because all you’re getting is the sugar.

So there you have it, my educated opinion on juice cleanses.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Madison Chase, Contributor

Madison Chase is in 8B and loves to write and learn. This year will be her fourth year in Speech and Debate and her first year on the Falcon's Flyer staff....

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Holiday Traditions

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Looking Back on my Four Years in Drama Club

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Why Peer Editing is Ineffective

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Why Quotes Are Important

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    8th Graders thoughts on their last fall fest

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    School VS Technology

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Why News Stations Should Report More Positive News

  • Opinion: Juice Cleanses

    Opinion

    Thoughts on Technology at School

  • Opinion

    Camp Fox

Navigate Right
The student news site of St. Philip the Apostle School
Opinion: Juice Cleanses