2. For detox?

PROMOTED by celebrities and the media, the ‘detox’ effect of these diets is more of an anecdotal one, with no proven research to support it. It is true that an increase in vitamins and minerals has plenty of benefits for athletes, however (with the exception of vitamin D – due to our often gloomy weather) a balanced diet that is rich in fresh fruit and veg offers more than enough of these nutrients to provide your recommended daily intake (RDI). Any more than this could potentially cause more harm than good.

For boxers? Next page.

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MSc