Detox diets or cleansing diets are diets that use cleansing methods of fasting or diet modifications to promote weight loss and the cleaning of vital organs. Sometimes these detoxes or cleanse can be controversial in modern medicine but cleanses and fasting are not a new phenomenon in the world and have proven to be very beneficial for those who embarked on them. Although they should be done with care, because many cleanses can be extreme which means the reaction your body may have may also be extreme especially if it is your first cleanse. This means there are more toxins to release, which will be felt inside the body during the time of detoxification. It is a good thing to get them out but it may not feel good at first, the first few days may be difficult but after that you should become more used to it and start feeling the benefits of it. So today we will talk about some popular cleanses and what they target in the body.
The master cleanse or the lemonade diet is strictly a detox or cleansing diet while weight loss will occur but it is not the main focus of this cleanse. This cleanse was created to flush the system of harmful toxins that build up in the food we eat, air we breathe and the environments we live in. It has plenty of benefits; people reports that significant relief in pain from arthritis, gout and other aliments occur as well as infections go away. This cleanse can be a good way to jump start weight loss but is not a means of keeping weight off because this cleanse only consists of lemon water and of course you cannot survive off of just lemon water forever. Also this cleanse can be very hard for people because we as humans are so addicted to food but there are ways to get past that and fasts and cleanses are a great way to learn what you and your body really need not just what society makes up think we need.
28-Day Raw Detox Diet
This cleansing diet is a twenty-eight day process where you gradually enter into the cleanse. This cleanse you may eat but only raw foods; no processed, dried, cooked or frozen foods are allowed. You are to only eat and drink natural fruits and vegetables for twenty-eight days. It takes you slowly through a process and allows your body to acclimate to each new step. This cleansing diet like many others you will see detoxifying reactions, things like headaches, breakouts, indigestion and other things. These things are considered a good sign because that means your body is excreting the toxins which is to goal of the cleanse.
Fruit and vegetables
Another great cleansing diet is all fruit and vegetable cleanse, this one you eat only fruits and vegetables for one to three week period. In this cleanse you can cook your food but only slightly and with little to no oil and little to no salt. This can be an easier cleanse than something like the master cleanse or even to 28-day cleanse. It is a great way to jump-start a weight loss program and to clean out your body as well. Make sure that when you are coming to the end of your cleanse that you slowly ease back into solid food or into a more permanent routine to keep your body from packing on weight and from your body holding on to or backing up waste in your freshly cleaned system.