As promised earlier I am continuing about the detox diet and how to go about it ..
The Detox Diet
Many people want to follow the detox routine but don’t known from where to begin .This basic cleansing diet should clean out the toxins from your system and also allow your body to rest from over indulgence .
Detox routine to achieve natural cleaning can be done through proper diet, herbs, skin cleansing, detox baths,caloric restriction, juice fasting and many others .
The Detox diet controls a persons eating habits , and through this this restrictive eating routine cleanses the internal organs .But we should keep in mind that this diet should not be continued for more than three days at a stretch .
To follow the Detox Diet we must eat food rich in dietary fibre , so as to clean the bowel.Fresh and raw ,unpeeled fruits and vegetables ,dry fruits ,wholegrain wheat bread,high-bran cereals ,wholewheat crackers ,brown rice ,oats are some of the best sources of dietary fibre.
Liquid is very important ,be it water or any other fruit juice.Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are very good and also iced rooibos tea with honey and lemon is very helpful in detoxifying the body .Fruit cocktails are excellent but it should be consumed immediately ,otherwise vitamin C is easily destroyed. We must remember that a high intake of water and liquids will enhance in flushing out the kidneys,liver and the bowels .
Also during the Detox diet we should try and maintain a restful state of body and mind .Because its only by the proper harmony of body and mind that good health can be achieved and maintained .try and spend some time meditating and relaxing while listening to soothing music .Also you can arrange aromatherapy and massage sessions and achieve excellent benefits .Turning off mobile phones ,TV and other irritating stimuli can enhance this experience .
While being on the detox diet sometimes people might feel fatigue or dizziness ,hnce its always advisable not to indulge in strenuous activities or driving .You need to spend most of your time in relaxing and purifying your system .
Its also important to keep in mind that dairy ,sugar ,processed food, cigarette,
caffeine and alcohol are strictly prohibited .
Though there are many positive results achieved from the detox diet ,there are many who feel that its not safe and effective .Various people argue that detox diet eliminates the consumtion of dairy products, this may lead to serious later on in life .Calcium contained in dairy products ,strengthens teeth and bones .lack of calcium may lead to serious ailments like osteoporosis.The main problem with detox diet is that its short on many nutrients, leading to certain deficiencies and lowered immunity. This strict diet may also result in you craving your favourite foods and may also result in developing an unhealthy obsession with food and a potential eating disorder.
Detox diets are healthy if we follow them for a short duration of time .Also its very healthy ,as it encourages good habits like eating more of vegetables and fruits, doing away with caffeine , processed food .In addition to it drinking more water and reducing alcohol and sodas is advised .
We should keep in mind that healthy eating and exercising is the mantra to good health. Moreover its motivating to keep an eye on our diet and take charge of our own health.