Although supposedly holistic in approach, detox diet plans are very
restrictive and much thought needs to be given when undertaking such a
course. For example:
Also sometimes referred to as a 'cleanse', this can help remove toxins
that poison the body. The aim is to improve the functioning of the kidneys, the
liver and the lymphatic system by eating ‘clean’ foods. So that means no added
sugar and definitely no junk food!
1. Nuts, seeds, grains etc (whole unprocessed foods)
2. Organic produce
3. A varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables
4. Two litres of water daily
5. Stress management and exercise
6. Adequate sleep
Herbs such as licorice root and psyllium seed etc can be used to
facilitate the detoxifying process
1. Refined and processed foods (white flour etc)
2. Added sugars
3. The usual suspects; tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and of course drugs
Certain supplements (due to the amount of additives)
Undertaking such a course of action can have great results however many
consider it to be nutritionally inadequate. Amidst all the controversies and
risks involved, make sure that you consider any specific health issues such as digestive disorder or heart problems.
Poor nutritional value could lead to muscle loss, fatigue and irritability which can be compounded by frequent bowel movements brought on by a cleanse.
Some believe the human body cleanses itself naturally through regular, balanced and healthy eating habits. However, many natural health practitioners also vouch for the fact that our bodies need a little help due to the toxic environment we live in.
All in all, please make sure you receive the right support and guidance before going ahead with a cleanse. Also, be very careful that you should not continue beyond the specified duration.
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