A healthy, holistic detox diet flushes out environmental and dietary toxins from the body. The build-up of toxins can impair the immune system, causing fatigue and muscle pain, compromising metabolic efficiency and lower the body"s ability to incorporate nutrients. Detox diet plans ranging from five days to three weeks and can improve your complexion, increased energy and metabolism, helps you sleep better, smooth digestion and increase the clarity and concentration.
What Can Detox Do
The body"s natural system for eliminating toxins consisting of colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, blood, skin and lymphatic system. A holistic detox plan supports the natural function of all these channels, especially the liver, which carries most of the burden. A combination of healthy diet, hydrotherapy (flushing the colon), exercise, deep breathing practices and sauna or steam bath therapy can work together to eliminate toxins.
Foods to Avoid
Abstain from drugs, alcohol, smoking and coffee or other caffeinated beverages. Stay away from sugar and artificial sweeteners, processed or high fat foods, cheese, red meat, shellfish, wheat, gluten, yeast, chocolate, jams and spreads, nights (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers), roasted or salted nuts, avocados and fruit (except bananas).
Food to Eat
Drinking two to three liters of filtered water daily. You can also drink water with lemon, herbal or green tea with honey and unsweetened fruit or vegetable juices. Eat organic foods, especially dark green and steamed or raw vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, onions, garlic, beets and artichokes are especially beneficial. For cereals, stick to rice (preferably brown), quinoa, millet or buckwheat. Get protein from white meat, tofu, fish, eggs (no more than 3-4 per week), Keso, yoghurt, unsalted nuts and beans such as lentils, garbanzos and peas. Cook with extra virgin olive oil, tamari, sea salt and other spices for flavor.
Take a multivitamin. Make sure it contains selenium, molybdenum, zinc, choline, methionine and vitamins A, C and E. Some herbs such as milk thistle and dandelion root supports liver. There are also herbal clean kit intended for detoxification.
Warnings and side effects
Research and plan your detox diet to find what feels best for you. Pregnant women and people with health conditions like diabetes or autoimmune diseases should not do a detox. Consult your doctor first. A headache from caffeine withdrawal could take place in the beginning; You can alleviate this by weaning of coffee slowly before diet and staying hydrated. Do not make an extreme detox first time, and do not do it more than once or twice a year. After detox, continue to eat a balanced and healthy – but not stiff – diet.