Even worse, I saw in a women's magazine the other day (don't ask) blurb for a 'detox diet' that told us 'a detox diet can be just as good as botox!' According to the magazine:
- This diet will rid you of stored toxins so your complexion clears and skin tone and colour becomes even
- Excess water is flushed out, taking with it debris and toxins, reducing puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
- Antioxidant foods combat the aging damage done by free radicals in your body when you're emotionally stressed, sunbathe or exercise a lot.
- Includes foods that will take years off your skin: such as spinach, which is full of beta-carotene to improve skin firmness, omega-3 rich oily fish to reduce redness and watermelon to give you a dewy complexion
- There are no such things as ‘stored toxins’
- There’s no such thing as detox
- When you use botox you are adding a toxin, not removing it – botox is a toxin
- Excess water is a meaningless concept in the way it’s used here
- Antioxidant foods don’t combat free radicals. The antioxidants naturally produced by your body do, but trials of consuming antioxidants have had, if anything, a negative impact on health. It’s a myth.