A simple detox diet is a cleansing diet that uses fresh and natural products to cleanse the body of built up toxins. Many find that a detox juice diet is one type of detox diet that works well without leaving you hungry. Most of the detox diets include raw fruits and/or vegetables, lots of purified water, and perhaps some herbs.
If you find that you have the following conditions then a simple detox diet may be your solution:
One of the unfortunate results of consuming too much sugar, caffeine, junk food or nicotine is that it makes you crave more or the same. Your body converts these foods to instant energy but the bursts are short lived and you must put more of the same into your system to keep going. Eventually, you need so much sugar, caffeine or junk food that it becomes an impossible amount to consume. It leaves you tired, cranky and quite often over weight.
The effectiveness of these products may differ from one manufacturer and situation to another which is why many people prefer a juice or green smoothie detox plan. Leafy greens and particularly dandelion greens are great liver cleansers and can be purchased fresh at local farmers markets, or the organic section of your local market. Mixing these greens with some fresh juicy fruit in the juicer or blender can make them palatable for your cleanse.
During any type of detox diet it is very important to make sure your bowels are moving and that you get plenty of rest. It might be a good idea to read on health and think about diet and lifestyle changes you will make after your cleanse is over. In other words, your detox diet should be the beginning of the journey and not the end.
Perhaps the most important part of the cleanse is how you come off it, after all you don’t want to undo all the good you’ve just done. Slowly incorporate solid foods back into your diet, and give great thought to which foods you consume, and don’t overeat. After all, the foods you consume today will create the health you will enjoy tomorrow.
Of course before embarking on any kind of detox diet or diet change you should consult with your personal health care provider.
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.