As its name implies, a detox diet is a dietary method that
aims to flush out toxins from the body to maintain optimal
bodily functions. Detox diets are generally not considered
as slimming diets because the only way for this type of diet
to be effective without damaging a person's health is by implementing
it as a short-term regimen.
A detox diet consists of one or two of the following elements:
fasting or increased intake of liquids to induce the frequency
of urination or bowel movement, increased intake of high-fiber
foods like vegetables and fruits, limiting the intake of alcohol
and processed foods, and taking herbal supplements to aid
in the detoxification.
Poor food and lifestyle choices will result in toxins or
bad elements depositing themselves in the body. A detox diet
will help flush these deposits out to maintain a healthy body.
Detox diets often result in clearer skin, regular bowel movements,
improved digestion and energy and even metal clarity. Detoxification
must not be abused or implemented for long periods because
the body needs many kinds of nutrients to function properly.
Also, not everyone can undergo detox diets because some people
with certain medical conditions cannot drastically alter their
food intake. Detox diets are also not recommended for pregnant
women and children because of their nutritional requirements.