With a thriving industry dependent on these detoxifying products, this truly is the million dollar question of the moment. The good news is that, yes, some of the most recommended brands are actually effective, given the diuretic, diarrhoeal and other weight loss effects of their ingredients. However, it has also been claimed again and again that detox juices are also good for one's health - according to our research, that's another story.
We’ve tried the detox juices of some of the biggest brands and, considering that the product instructions indicate that they should be meal substitutes, we can already say they’re up to no good. It’s one thing to integrate them into our diet, but it’s another to replace our lunch and dinner with liquid. And we didn’t stop there. We subjected the ingredients to microbiological testing to see whether they met the parameters of hygiene required of fresh products. The results showed a high presence bacteria consistent with badly washed vegetables and fruits, and a high presence of mould consistent with the improper preservation of food. Considering that many people look to these brands for health tips and advice, it is slightly worrying that these companies don’t undergo simple scientific testing before distributing their product.