Detoxing may be defined as cleansing the body from poisons and toxins that may have accumulated in the colon, lymph, lungs, gallbladder, skin, blood, kidneys and liver. It gives our bodies to the chance to clear of these toxins thus rendering them more effective in doing their job in the future. These toxins usually derive from foods, beverages, alcohol, smoking, drugs and stress, and when in excess can leave a person feeling tired, sick and overweight.
Detoxing consists of:
• Lessening the burden on the detoxification organs by reducing the body’s exposure to pollutions and toxins for s set period of time.
• A restricted, healthy diet accompanied by certain supplements to help us eliminate the toxins in our body.
Detoxes can vary greatly, between restricting intake to juice only to allowing only for a diet consisting mainly of vegetables, fruit and wholegrains.
Potential benefits of detoxing include:
There are many types of detox diets to choose from. Some popular detox diets include:
If you are interested in finding out more information on how detoxing may benefit you, please speak to a professional nutritionist or naturopath.