Simple Detox Diet

simple detox diet

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:

  • Exhaustion or Fatigue

  • Problems Sleeping

  • Mood Swings

  • Headaches

  • Bloating or Cravings only solved by consuming sugar

  • Acid reflux or Indigestion

  • Low resistance to Infections

  • Extra pounds

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.

simple detox diet

Not only do the bad foods create a desire for more bad foods, they don't leave room for the nutritious foods you need for good health. The simple detox diet is one way to reverse the snowball effect of negative eating.

Foods in the simple detox diet include plenty of fresh ripe fruits and vegetables, a rawist diet, and may include herbs to help cleanse your system further or aid elimination. Some important things you need to do, however, are part of every simple detox diet. You need to give up some of your bad habits, at least for a few days. Once you've cleansed your system, you'll probably find that they no longer interest you. The day before you begin your cleansing diet, consume no foods or drink that contain caffeine, eliminate alcohol, cut out tobacco, sugar loaded product including soda pop, avoid consuming meat and say no to any dairy products.

While you're on the detox diet, you need to include plenty of pure water in your diet. The water is necessary for several reasons. The two most important ones are flushing your system of the toxins that you remove and transporting the vital nutrients, oxygen and antioxidants to all parts of your body. If you’re doing lots of juicing then you will probably not need as much water.

You may add a few herbs to the detoxification process, but it is not necessary. Some simple detox diet plans recommend various teas made from herbal combinations. There are a number of herbal teas and packaged detox plans available, some of which may be effective for a simple detox diet.

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.

“If you think health is expensive, wait until you try disease!” - Merlyn Anderberg


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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.

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