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Highlights of Detox Diet

Aug 17, 2007
So you have thought you do not run the risk of over toxification of body as you do not smoke or frequently consume alcohol! But the truth of the matter is that, even then the harmful substances enter our system and that is through the foods. Not only junk foods, but normal foods also may contain some elements that contribute to the toxin build up in the body.

When the body becomes saturated with the toxins, it manifests in several kinds of physical and mental disorders like fatigue, irritability, rough skin and so on. It may lead to more severe conditions and also the possibility of development of cancer is not altogether ruled out.

So you can see how important it is to detoxify your system from time to time! There are various methods of detoxification. But a detox diet is considered to be the safest and most effective method of getting rid of the harmful substances.

The major features of detox diet:

The detox diet can be of various types. On the whole a detox diet includes in its fold, the organically grown fruits and vegetables, various herbs, antioxidants, nutrients and plenty of fluids and plain water. These are the foods often of high fiber quality that helps to loosen and eliminate toxins by increasing the bowel movements and frequency of urination.

There are number of benefits that one can get from a detox diet. It has been reported that the patients regain their lost energy after going on a detox diet. Regular bowel movement and increased urination do away with the lethargy and other uneasiness. Digestive organs start working properly once again. All these get reflected through a clearer and more glowing skin. It is also possible to achieve an increased concentration level as a result of a detox diet.

There are certain laboratory tests involving stool, blood and urine that can confirm the increased efficiency of body's detoxification process as a result of undergoing a detox program.

However despite its many benefits, the detox diet is not completely devoid of side effects. Headache is the major side effect. It is a kind of withdrawal symptom that is followed by the quitting of alcohol or caffeine. In order to reduce its intensity, it is advised not to switch to a detox diet abruptly, instead gradually reduce the intake of foods that are contrary in spirit with the detox diet.

Detox diet emphasizes on the high fiber diets. That is why it is important to back it up with plenty of water, so that the waste passage is not clogged up by the high fiber foods. Some patients however may suffer from diarrhea. In that case also you have to drink plenty of water to save your system from getting dehydrated.

Are you a pregnant or nursing woman? Or are you a patient of anemia, diabetes or heart disease? Then detox diet is not for you. Even if you think yourself to be a healthy person, do not subscribe to any plan without consulting your physician first.
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