Detox diet is a short-term weight loss program including identification and correction of nutritional imbalance in the body. Detox diet regards the body as an integrated system and treats it entirely.
In the process of vital activity, as well as resulting from interaction with various environmental factors, toxins (poisons) appear in the body. These chemicals can accumulate in the body. The more toxins in the body, the more harm they cause to health.
Toxins are the root of many problems, including obesity problems. Detox diet accelerates natural process of withdrawal of harmful substances from the body (detoxification) and restores the health of body, spirit and mind. Detoxification of the body can be carried out under the following conditions:
- Weight problems
- Frequent stressful events
- Inactive lifestyle
- Fatigue, exhaustion and overexertion
- Deterioration of digestion process
- Depletion of the immune system
- Drinking alcohol and smoking.
The duration of Detox diet can vary, but generally ranges from 3 to 10 days. If the person uses the principles of Detox diet often, its duration can be smaller.
The longer you observe the principles of Detox diet, the more benefit to the body. After detoxification, the following changes occur in the body:
- puffiness decreases
- blood is cleared
- supply of cells and tissues of the body is improved
- overall muscle tone is increased
- skin becomes more elastic
- activity of internal organs is stimulated
- immune system function is improved
- high level of mental clarity is achieved
- noticeable energy boost is provided
- digestion and bowel functions are improved
Unlike many other programs, Detox diet plan does not imply a prolonged starvation. During the body purification with the Detox diet, a short-term rejection of meals is allowed, but this is not the main principle of this diet.
People switched to Detox diet should consume a sufficient amount of essential substances for the body. During Detox diet, do not refuse from proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Sardines, mussels, shrimp, wild salmon, halibut, nuts and seeds are non-toxic and natural source of protein. Many useful proteins are contained in organic beef, lamb, pork and chicken.
Short-term Detox diet implies a complete rejection of animal proteins. In the middle of any Detox diet plan, it is necessary to abstain from vegetable proteins.
During Detox diet, purifying oils and fats should be consumed in their raw form, as well as can be used for cooking. Sources of high-quality fats are olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sesame seed oil, flax seed oil and grape seed oil.
Principles of Detox diet imply a complete rejection from any dairy products. A few days before the beginning of Detox diet, it is recommended to consume whole organic milk.
The basis of Detox diet is consumption of large quantities of vegetables and fruits with low toxicity. This plant food provides cells with energy, cleanses the body of toxins and improves bowel function.
Fruits and vegetables can be eaten in any combination. Depending on the season and availability of fruits and vegetables on store shelves, you can choose bean sprouts, green onions, eggplants, garlic, parsley, peppers, radishes, green beans, spinach, cabbage, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, beet greens, kiwi, lime, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and lemon.
Detox diet involves consumption of large amounts of filtered water, broth, juice, herbal tea and fruit cocktails. It is necessary to consume only drinks at least one day being on Detox diet.
In order to increase the effectiveness of Detox diet, additional methods of elimination of toxins from the body are used. Besides consumption of non-toxic food, mandatory components of Detox diet are as follows:
- Regular sweating in steam room or sauna
- Respiratory and muscle self-reflection
- Acupuncture, massage and other bodywork therapies
- Daily physical activity of moderate intensity
People using the principles of Detox diet should abandon any alcoholic beverages. It is also necessary to minimize or completely give up smoking.
Detox diet is created so that a person could lose weight, as well as to improve and maintain health. It is scientifically proven that the body detoxification reduces the risk of asthma, digestive problems, diabetes, sexual dysfunction and other chronic health problems.