Modern society overwhelms the body with toxins, which makes it difficult for all body systems to work properly, and as a result, you might suffer from its side effects such as fatigue, headaches, and weight gain.
Natural health experts believe that detoxification methods can help boost body function, including weight loss.
Detoxification involves various processes that help to remove the toxic quality of compounds and to move them out from your body. Thus, Detox cleanse is recommended to people who need a health boost, lose weight and who want to cleanse their bodies, in order to general just feel better.
Methods of Detoxification
Detoxification methods include fasting, juicing, consumption of fibrous foods such as vegetables, fruits, cereals, nuts and seeds etc., and exercise.
Exercise is considered a detoxification method since exercise increases blood circulation and helps to release toxins through sweat. Home detox treatments include saunas and hot baths.
Weight Loss and Detoxification
Losing weight without detoxification might be counterproductive. When you lose weight, your body releases toxins that are stored in fat, making detoxification essential when you’re trying to lose weight.
Detoxification process also tends to reduce your exposure to certain foods that contain chemicals that disrupt hormonal activity and metabolism in your body.
Detox diet ingredients such as fiber help lower cholesterol level in the body, and a higher intake of fiber, especially cereal fiber, can be beneficial in preventing gains in body weight and waist circumference.
Good Detox Cleanse System
A good detox cleansing system should fulfill the following:
- Rest the organs of the body through planned fasting
- Replenishes the body with healthy and essential nutrients.
- Promotes the elimination of by-products from the body through the intestines, kidneys, and skin
- Stimulates the liver to drive toxins out from the body, and improves the circulation of the blood.
Foods to Include In a Detox Diet Plan
A good detox plan should include fresh, frozen, or dried fruits like apples, bananas, pears, oranges, grapefruit, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberries, star fruit, raspberries, blackcurrants, nectarines, peaches, melons etc.
Fruit juice should also be included in the plan. It is best to make homemade fruit juices or smoothies from fresh fruit or buy natural ready-made juices, ensuring that the ready-made juices are labeled as being pure.
Consume vegetable carrots, tomatoes, onions, turnip, peppers, swede, sprouts, cabbage, peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower, salad, cucumber, spring onions etc…as much as available.
Fish to including are cod, plaice, mackerel, salmon, lobster, crab, trout, haddock, tuna, prawns, Dover sole, red mullet, etc. Canned fish is also appropriate.
Unsalted nuts and Unsalted seeds
Eat any nut that is not salted, like peanuts, almonds, cashew, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts etc. Also eat any unsalted seeds too, including sunflower and pumpkin.
Other kinds of foods to include are Beans and lentils (red kidney, haricot, cannellini, butter, black eye, pinto, red lentils, green and brown lentils), Oats, all types of Potatoes, brown rice and rice noodles, rye crackers, rice cakes, and oatcakes.
Natural yogurt, Virgin olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, Garlic and ginger, Fresh herbs, Honey and Water (at least 2 liters a day) or herbal/fruit teas
Foods to Avoid During Your Detox Period include Red meat, chicken, and turkey; meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate; Milk, cheese, eggs, cream, Butter and margarine; any wheat-containing foods, including bread, cakes, biscuits, pies; salted nuts, chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar; processed foods, including ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways.
Also avoid Alcohol, Coffee, Fizzy drinks and squashes.
Ginger and Lemon Detox Water
Ginger is quite effective as a natural painkiller.
You will need about
- a liter of water,
- a sliced lemon,
- grated ginger and
- Some squeezed lemon juice.
This drink will work as a natural painkiller and will also help you flush out all the toxins from your body, especially if you drink in the morning.
Apple Cider Calorie Burning Detox Water
Apple cider vinegar is the main ingredient in this drink.
- A sliced apple,
- 2 spoons of cider vinegar,
- 1 spoon of fresh lemon juice, mix well.
You can put the mixture in a blender without apples and blend about few seconds, then add apples after to complete your drink.
If you have a medical condition, it is advised that you do not make any dietary changes without first consulting your doctor, and be aware that detoxification methods can cause some side effects such as headaches, dehydration, fatigue, and insomnia.
Taking a mixture of Honey and cinnamon, right when you wake up and about 30 minutes before having your breakfast meal, has been shown to help activate your digestive system, enhancing your metabolism and energy level through lunch.