Detox has become a buzzword lately. Everyone wants to cleanse or detoxify their body in order to have more energy and boost their immune system. But does it really work?
Detoxing is not the same as fasting. In order to detox your body, you don't necessarily have to forego solid food. However, what these two methods have in common is the elimination of stimulants.
During a detox regimen, the body should be cleansed of harmful substances (toxins and free radicals). The body’s own detoxification system, in which the liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin and lymphatic system work in unison, already cleanses the body quite effectively. It doesn’t usually need any help. For this reason, a detox regimen is instead intended to be a break for the body.
There’s no need to turn to specific detox products to cleanse your body.
Ideally, such a detox regimen lasts 5 to 15 days. But even just a weekend or individual days of detox help promote the body’s natural detoxification process.
These healthy meals are great for detoxing your body:
Breakfast: Make a smoothie. It will satisfy you and it contains lots of nutrients. You can combine any fruits and vegetables that you choose. If it’s too thick, add water or coconut water.
Lunch: Eat a delicious salad. Here, too, you can combine any ingredients you wish: lettuce, spinach leaves, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, etc.
Dinner: If you feel like eating a hot meal for dinner, make a vegetable soup.
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