Candace Cameron Bure, "Full House" alum and recent "Dancing With the Stars" contestant, was forced to defend her eating choices this week after a Facebook post ignited a fierce debate over the star's health and the body-cleansing product Paleta Purify Plus.
Bure announced on her Facebook page Monday that she embarking on a "five-day cleanse" with the product after a "very indulgent week."
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Paleta Purify Plus bills itself on its website
as a vegan protein supplement "loaded with the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to perform at its best, and designed to promote advanced detoxification support."
The post was greeted with criticism from Bure's Facebook followers, some whom believed she was setting a bad example for others trying to lose weight.
"Your body is equipped to cleanse itself via the liver, kidneys, and intestines," wrote one user. "Most of these 'cleanses' actually disrupt the body & is (sic) very unhealthy. I am 1 semester away from earning a degree as a diet technician (like a dietitian) & I am speaking out of concern. If you just eat healthy foods, your body will repair itself."
"U r so THIN why would u need to go on these types of diets?" another Facebook user wondered.
Someone else agreed, writing, "You think there was a cleanse back in Jesus' day? Eat normal not a lot processed stuff. Those cleanses are manmade & not natural."
Bure later responded to her critics with a second Facebook post, saying that she was having minor health issues while recovering from her "Dancing With the Stars" training regimen and personally liked Paleta.
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