What is a Detox Diet?
(n.) – the removal of toxic substances from the body.
Why would you need a detox diet?
Overeating, non-nutritious diets, and consuming processed foods builds harmful toxins in the colon that must be removed in order for the body to properly function. The toxins are a build up from food, environment, and the body’s own wastes.
This build up in the body leads to illness, hormonal imbalance, problematic immune function, nutritional deficiency, and ineffective metabolism.
If you want healthier skin, more frequent and healthier bowel movements, better digestion, and an unclouded mind, you need a detox diet.
How does a detox diet help?
One thing is for sure. Better health. Not only that, but you gain energy you thought you lost a long time ago, live with an unclouded mind, suddenly notice great digestion, and obtain the added benefit of weight loss.
The chemicals coming into your body are greatly reduced.
Foods consumed during the detox are usually high in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that are needed for the detoxification.
High fiber foods and high water intake allow the body to quickly get rid of toxins and harmful bacteria.
What do I do to start a detox diet?
Think of all the foods you enjoy to eat. And do not eat them.
Coffee, yellow cheese, cream, butter, fried foods, food high in sugar, red meat, canned foods, etc. (complete list link)
What to eat instead:
raw fruits and vegetables, fish, herbs, seeds, whole grains, and nuts. (complete list link)
What to drink:
Water. The ultimate cleanser.
Most importantly, use a manual colon cleanser
Basically, a detox diet is simple. Go organic and think fresh. Fruits and vegetables are a must. Avoid fast food. Drink lots of water.
Isn’t a detox diet harmful?
Obviously it can be. There are extremes forms to any diet, and a detox diet is not excluded from this list. Some examples below:
Raw food diet
: An extreme advocate of basically un-cooked and un-processed foods.
Drawbacks? Food poisoning and nutritional deficiencies
: Usually for spiritual and personal issues.
Drawbacks? Body will eat itself.
Lemon Cleanse and Maple Syrup Diet
Drawbacks? Your drinking lemonade and Maple Syrup. There’s not much more to say.
Why is it so complicated?
It doesn’t have to be. A detox diet can range from easy to extreme. Usually the more extreme it is, the better the benefits but also the risk of health problems rise also. The simplest method is to take a colon cleanser
: Pregnant women and children under the age of 18 should not attempt a detox diet. Make sure to consult with a qualified health professional if you have severe medical problems before attempting to do a detox diet.