A Detox Diet ( detoxification, also called a cleansing diet) will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime will be avoided.
There are several variants of detoxifying diets, involving typically one or two days of liquid diet, especially a water diet. For the following four to five days, non-toxic foods, such as brown rice, fruit and steamed vegetables, are reintroduced into the diet. After a week or a maximum of ten days you start gradually reintroducing all the other foods.
Foods allowed on Detox Diets
- Organic food and drink (no pesticides or fungicides).
- Whole unprocessed foods (grains, nuts, seeds, etc).
- High mix of vegetables and fruit along with 2 liters of water per day
- Certain herbs such as Psyllium seed, Licorice rootGentian root, to aid the detoxifying process.
- Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs
- Processed and refined foods
Advantages of Detox diets
Detox diets encourage a low-fat, high-fiber diet, cut back on caffeine and alcohol and promote a healthier way of life.
Drawbacks of Detox Diets
- No scientific evidence that these diets help rid the body of toxins faster.
- Detox Diets can lead to nutrient deficiencies and lowered immunity.
Review of Detox Diet
The Detox diets were created with the main purpose of freeing the body of stored toxins and not for the purpose of losing weight. The fasting days along with a healthy diet will also help get rid of some excess weight. This can be also turned against the weight-loss process, as the weight will usually come back when you return to the old eating habits..
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