Detox is the removal of potentially toxic substances from the body. Detox is also used as a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence. It usually includes different methods of removing environmental and dietary toxins from the body for general health.
Detox diet as a rule encourages a lumping weight. Usually detox diets support detoxification by increasing elimination from the body, clean the gastrointestinal tract, enhancing circulation to clear toxic substances. This diet encourages detoxification clear out allergens, and provides nutrients to support and protect the liver, which is the most subject of detoxification.
On a case-by-case basis some medicines can be used for detoxification or not. Consult your physician, at the age of 25 and upwards, adsorbing agents may be necessary.
In the majority of cases, a detox diet is a short-term diet that:
• minimizes the amount of chemicals ingested;
• lays special emphasis on foods that rich with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that the body needs for detoxification;
• includes high fiber foods and water, which draw out toxins by increasing the bowel movements and urination.
The main benefit of the detox diet is a body state normalization. This result implicates the energy improvement, skin clearance, regular bowel movements, and normal digestion.
Keep in mind, this diet is not appropriate for all. Pregnant or nursing women or children shouldn’t go on a detox diet. People with anemia, eating disorder, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, terminal illness, certain genetic diseases, and other chronic conditions should try this diet only under the supervision of their physician.
Keystones of a detox diet:
• Exclude harmful products, containing emulsifiers, food coloring, flavor additives, stabilizers;
• Don’t overeat, even the most health food passes into a poison, if it won’t be digested in time;
• Drink enough water. If you use an adsorbing agent, it requires a lot of water by virtue of the fact that it should swell on wetting to act to the best advantage.
One more notice! If you practice a long detox diet, it may result protein and calcium deficiencies. If you feel fatigue, indigestion, cough, muscle pain, and poor sleep, it can be signs of serious illness. Over the time of detox diet, keep eyes open, listen to your body, and ensure that any symptoms are not caused by an adsorbing agent overdosing or denutrition. That requires immediate treatment.