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JJ Smith, best-selling author and green smoothie guru, will speak March 14 in … –

NOLA.comJJ Smith, best-selling author and green smoothie guru, will speak March 14 in …NOLA.comThe program calls for replacing two or three meals a day with a smoothie blended from a variety of leafy green vegetables (think spinach, kale, and arugula…) with fresh or frozen fruits for 10 days. The group reported a collective weight loss of 258 …and more »

Don't Fall For These 7 Nutrition Myths (fitsugar)

There's a lot of misinformation out there, but dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, is here to shed light on seven nutritional myths that could mess with your weight-loss efforts and your health. _
The Internet is like the Wild West when it comes to nutrition information: anything goes. Websites are rife with less-than-accurate nutrition facts, which only fuels food myths and adds to consumers' confusion about which picks are the healthiest. At best, you can hope there's a kernel of truth in what you're reading, but more often than not, there's no scientific basis for these myths. Below are seven of the most popular nutrition myths and the real deal on each.
## Myth 1: You need to detox your body with a juice cleanse.
**Fact:** From celebrities to personal trainers, there's no shortage of so- called experts advocating fasts or juice cleanses to detox. If you Google "detox," you'll get nearly 64 million results for diet programs and treatments that are supposed to help "flush out your system," "remove toxic substances from the body," "give your GI tract a rest," or "speed up your metabolism" and "enhance your overall health." But …

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