A liquid detox diet is a fast and efficient way of cleaning our systems out. Since smoothies came on the scene they have become enormously popular, so popular that they have now even been turned into options for detox diets.
Detoxing becomes necessary when after years of so called “normal” eating and drinking; our body systems accumulate high levels of toxins, sludge and usually fat. These excesses left in our bodies and particularly our vital organs, have the potential to make us really quite ill.
The best way of preparing a liquid detox diet, is by using raw foods. Raw foods are not only high in vitamins, minerals and enzymes, they even contain good levels of complex carbohydrates, protein, and essential fatty acids. In fact raw food is possibly the healthiest diet there is, not just as a detox diet, but as a general regular day by day diet. One thing is for sure; unless you have a glandular or a hormonal problem, you will never be overweight on a raw food diet, and with professional guidance even those may be overcome.
You would be amazed at the sort of toxins that will be present in your bloodstream after years of unchecked build up, which is why a liquid detox diet is so vital. We build up unhealthy levels of pesticides, various chemicals from the cleaners we use around the house, we drink too much soda pop and coffee, we smoke cigarettes, we drink alcohol in unhealthy quantities, and all of these things contribute to a cocktail of toxins that infect our bloodstreams, our vital organs, and suppress our immune systems as well.
Our livers, which filter everything which enters our body, become saturated with these toxins, as do all our organs. Once this happens, our bodies' natural digestive and filtering processes become impaired and the buildup of toxins becomes more accelerated, eventually causing probable serious illness and disease. A good liquid detox diet can go a long way towards cleaning out this unwanted debris.
As well as detoxing our bloodstreams, a correctly composed and administered liquid detox diet will also cleanse our digestive systems, our livers and our colons. You will be shocked just how bad you felt. The truth of the matter is that over the years, you learn to take for granted how poorly your body really feels. When you detox and your body systems return to peak fitness and performance, you will notice an immense difference.
When you first begin to detox, you may notice some small side effects that can include, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. This is nothing to worry about and will pass in a matter of a day or two; it's just a symptom of the poisons leaving your body. Of course before embarking on any kind of detox diet or diet change you should consult with your personal health care provider.
When you construct your detox diet with fresh raw foods either by juicing or blending they are easy to digest. Easing the load on our digestive system is what enables our body to do a little house cleaning and begin to throw off some of the toxic load we have accumulated over the years.
A well constructed liquid detox diet should contain some raw foods that are high in fiber as well as some having high water content. This will have the effect of increasing your bowel movements and your urination, both ways by which the toxins leave your body, thereby helping to speed the detox process up.
Toxins may also leave through the lungs giving bad breath, and through the skin sometimes creating a rash. If you have never done a liquid detox before you should ease into it by doing short one or two day cleanses. Just by replacing some of your poor food choices with more fresh raw foods you can accomplish a lot. Eat the fresh fruit and veggies first and you’ll have less room for the other less healthy stuff.
To keep your digestive system fit and healthy, you should get into the habit of incorporating some of the juices or smoothies from your liquid detox diet into your regular meal plan. Substituting a green smoothie for one of your meals a few times a week can really help to keep you on top of your game and feeling great.
Click here for some great vegetable juicing recipes to get you started.
The contents of this website and my newsletter are gleaned from my experiences and observations, meant only for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice, consultations, or treatment of any kind. I recommend you see your professional health care provider if you suspect you have an illness or disease of any kind. I’m not medically trained, and I would never suggest or imply that I know what is best for someone else’s body or overall health, ultimately each of us is the only one who knows what’s best for us.