"Forget detox diets", says scientist.

The BBC covers this story here, quoting the chief scientist of the Food Standards Agency, Dr Andrew Wadge, as saying ""There's a lot of nonsense talked about 'detoxing' and most people seem to forget that we are born with a built-in detox mechanism. It's called the liver. So my advice would be to ditch the detox diets and supplements and buy yourself something nice with the money you've saved."

The Guardian, however, continues the quotation, revealing that he continued "Personally, I would recommend the new Neil Young and Steve Earle albums."

There's also a bizarre and less pleasant article about people being burned by an exploding fondue.
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It is certainly what the dietician I saw said. Also mushrooms count. The trick, of course, is to get some variety - which they try to encourage by saying beans can only count as one portion, as can juice (so a friend breakfast with beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and an oange juice and you're nearly there...)
I generally point out that a snakebite and black includes malted barley, hops, apples and blackcurrant - so you're four up already and you've only had breakfast.