How to do a Detox Diet

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Ready to lose weight and feel better with a detox diet?

Here’s what you need to know.

Detoxification occurs in our bodies all the time. Our organs, the colon, liver and intestines, help our bodies eliminate toxic matter from our bloodstreams and tissues. Often, our systems become overloaded. Today’s  processed foods and pollutants can easily overwhelm our bodies and cause toxic matter to build up in our tissues.

Detox diets can help your body get rid of the toxic matter buildup and lose weight. If you feel sluggish, have frequent colds, digestive problems or just aren’t feeling your best, you may have a need to do a detox diet. A good detox diet will help you clear out the harmful matter in your body and lose weight.

A detox diet can help increase stamina and energy, make the digestive process easier, increase mental clarity and decrease allergies. Most detox diets don’t involve weird or unhealthy foods, just fresh and whole foods like fruits and vegetables. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, other than grapefruit. Enzymes in grapefruit can interfere with the proper functioning of enzymes in the liver so leave them out of your detox diet.

Fresh veggies are also great on a detox diet. The best vegetables for detoxing are broccoli, garlic, artichokes, beets, cauliflower and red and green vegetables. Stay away from corn products, as corn often contains allergens. Rice is also okay on a detox diet, and beans, nuts and seeds are great.

Drink plenty of water, at least 6 to 8 glasses a day. This will aid the body in flushing out toxins.

A simple detox diet plan may involve just staying off meat for a couple of days. For a more detailed plan, consult a professional on what to eat for each meal during the detox period.

Using a detox diet plan can help maximize your health, reduce your weight, and help you feel more energetic and rested. Try a detox diet for a few days. You’ll be surprised how much lighter you’ll feel.

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