What ‘Detox‘ Means
Detox Diet refers to the process of removing toxins or poisons from the body.
Who Benefits From a Detox Diet
A detox diet will benefit everyone, but in particular any of the following:
- People who eat an unhealthy, unbalanced diet
- People who smoke, or have a high alcohol or caffeine intake
- People who work in a polluted environment
- Those who have been sick or are on a long-term medicine
- Those who have experienced mental or physical distress
How a Detox Diet Should Work
When we are young, healthy, and stress-free, our bodies have a very efficient detoxification system that, until we overload it, works quite well.
The issues arise when we overload our systems with toxins or when our bodies are under stress due to age, illness, or long-term stress.
healthy detoxification will assist the body in eliminating accumulated toxins and relieve stress on the kidneys, liver, colon, and lymph systems.
What is a Good Detox Diet
A good diet should not be a one-off, one-day attempt to cleanse the system. In this situation, we may metabolize the toxins, but instead of being ejected they may stay in our body and wander around in our bloodstream. This type of detox can do more harm than good.
A good diet should be done slowly and it should be sustainable for at least one week. Because of this, a fasting diet is not a good idea.