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Detox Diet

A Detox cleanse is a popular way to quickly jump start a diet.

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Detox diets, which is short for detoxification, have become quite popular in recent years. As a way to cleanse your body, flush out toxins or speed up a sluggish digestive system, detox diets are meant to improve your health by giving your body a break from the day-to-day toxins that you encounter through food and the environment.

Research suggests that over time our body builds up toxins. While some of these are normally removed from our bodies, others remain built up in our fat cells. In addition, a diet that lacks proper nutrition is more likely to prevent the body from naturally eliminating toxins.

There are a number of detoxification diets that you can choose from depending upon your goal, lifestyle and budget. Most detox diets emphasize eating specific foods or drinking particular teas or taking special herbs. The benefits of detox diets are increased energy, improved digestion, increased concentration and temporary weight loss.

PRO
  • Detox diets have a number of benefits
  • Detox diets may be a way for the body to rid itself of accumulated toxins
CON
  • May cause side effects
  • Should not be performed by everyone, particularly those with a medical condition
  • Can be strict and very regimented
  • Often very low in calories
DIET and NUTRITION

Detox diets will range in their diet and nutrition requirements. Some diets won’t allow you to consume anything other than the particular detoxification tonic that is the main component of the diet while others encourage a diet of fresh foods. All detox diets will prohibit eating processed and refined foods as well as alcohol, smoking and sometimes caffeine.

EXERCISE

In general, detox diets will encourage you to maintain your regular exercise routine as long as you have the energy for it. Sweating is believed to further facilitate the expulsion of toxins and is therefore a necessary component of detox diets.

CONCLUSION

While many medical doctors don’t approve of extreme detoxification diets, research illustrates that over time toxins build up in the cells of our body and cannot be removed through regular means. While detox diets have a number of benefits, they should only be undertaken with the supervision of medical or trained health professional. Certain individuals with existing health conditions should avoid them altogether.

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