A detox diet is one that eliminates the toxins and waste products from your body so that it continues running ship shape and doing its job efficiently. Ordinarily, a healthy body has the ability to detoxify itself. All the organs of the body – the intestines, liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs, blood and skin - have worked out a coordinated system to chuck out all the muck that we run into every single day. However, the keyword here is “healthy body”? How many of us can lay claim to recognizing the worth of our body and giving it due deference? Sadly enough, the numbers are dismally low. That’s why our overtaxed body needs external intervention. Choose from one of these 7 ways to detox and cleanse your body and get your body functions back on track.
1. Water Fasting
Water fasting is one of the most rigorous ways to detox and cleanse your body and very easy to take a dislike to since it involves drinking lots of…you guessed it right…WATER, not to mention the frequent trips one has to make to the ladies’ room to err…flush out the toxins.
The water detox diet should never be stretched beyond five days. Beginners, however, should start with only one day at a time, gradually building it when they are confident of handling it. One last thing – make sure you plan the water fasting on days of complete rest.
2. Juice Detox Diet
A juice fast is similar in principle to the water fast, except that instead of water (or in addition to it) you have to survive on juices. And I am not talking about the sugar loaded ones you get in the market. It’s best to buy fruits and vegetables – cabbage, spinach, carrot, pineapple, apple - and make your own fresh juice at home.