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DETOX

WHAT IS DETOX?

Our bodies are continually overloaded with toxins from pollution, cigarette smoke, poor diets, alcohol, caffeine, pesticides and food additives. A detox is a dietary regime, which aims to remove these environmental and dietary contaminants.

Detox foods are known to have various positive health benefits

 

  • Cleanses your body and boosts your energy levels thereby increasing
    metabolism.
  • Can help preventing diseases.
  • Improves skin quality.
  • Improves the functioning of digestive system, circulatory system and
    kidneys.
  • Rejuvenates the body.


Foods allowed Foods to be avoided
Fresh Processed foods / cereals
Vegetables Dairy products
Beans Meat / fish / eggs
Nuts Alcohol / tobacco
Herbal teas/ green tea Tea / caffeine
Large quantity of water Salt/ sugar

Detox Diets and weight loss

You'll definitely lose weight with a detox diet because it drastically reduces calories intake. By cutting out calorie dense foods like dairy products, meat and wheat you get a good calorie deficit, which leads to weight loss. You can also tend to lose weight due to water loss. But this kind of weight loss is never permanent and can easily return once you go back to your regular diet.

Detox diet can benefit you because you are eating lots of fresh and vegetables, consuming ample ounces of water and cutting out junk food. "You can detox yourself one day in a week to cleanse your system, and shouldn't follow a detox diet everyday as this will lead to various nutrient deficiencies causing side effects". Finally, there is no substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise when it comes to losing weight and staying healthy.