Saturday, November 7, 2015

Do You Need a Detox Diet (part 1 of 2)

Since the body is unable to  absorb harmful toxins, it accumulates thus making it harmful to our overall well being. To prevent things from getting worse, people are advised to go on a detox diet.

The detox diet is designed to remove these toxins through your urine or waste. In fact, there are many programs and it may require you either to drink lots of liquid or to eat food rich in fiber. Some individuals may even use supplements like psyllium husk, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal plants. Exercise is also recommended since sweating is another way to release these toxins.

People who have never tried a detox diet will feel bad when they try this for the first time. Naturopaths say this is normal since the toxins inside are released and these flood the body causing malaise. If you are able to make it through the program, these toxins will be flushed out leaving you with healthier looking skin, a nourished body and greater sense of well being.

Not everyone can go on a detox diet. These include people are who pregnant, children and those who have been diagnosed with cancer and other diseases. To be sure that it is safe, consult your doctor.

While there are no studies which prove the effectiveness of detox diets, it wouldn’t hurt to try especially if you eat a high fat and sugar diet, smoke, drink or take drugs. If you are not into these vices but experience aches and pains, behavioral problems, fatigue, irritability, skin problems and stress, then again you should make some changes.

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