The Benefits of Body Detox!

Abusing our bodies for years with unhealthy diet, medications, cigarette smoke, pollution, stress and other factors can cause chaos in our system and throw everything out of balance, leading to all sorts of illnesses along with weight gain.

Detoxification is removing the toxins from the body. Alternative medicine offers effective and gentle ways of body detox that restore health and alleviate problems, such as obesity, acne, fatigue, depression, gas and all bodily aches and pains.

Some of the best known ways of body detox are: Diet, colon cleanse and master cleanse.

Diet

It is possible to detoxify the body through making some changes in the diet. A detox diet emphasizes on foods that provide nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins needed for detoxification. The diet should be high in fiber, fruits, fresh raw vegetables, and low in acid forming foods.

1. Reduce the consumption of white rice, white sugar, white flour and fried foods.
2. Each meal should consist of fifty-percent of fresh, raw and unprocessed foods.
3. Eat two different fruits, six types of vegetables, one serving of protein and at least one serving of whole grain.
4. Drink lots of water but only before and after meals, not during meals.
5. Completely avoid if you can or at least cut back coffee, black tea, alcohol, all colas as well as aspirin.

Colon Cleanse

The idea of a colon cleanse may seem odd to the uninitiated, but it is important to understand that most illnesses arise from unhealthy intestines. When food is consumed, most of the absorption of nutrients and digestion takes place in the small and large intestines, and keeping them clean is important to remain healthy. Toxins cause swelling of the intestines and caked with debris. Most of the negative impact is upon the colon. There are a variety of cleansing programs that can help scrub this hardened debris and toxic materials.

Master Cleanse

Stanley Burroughs in 1941 came up with the idea of the master cleanse, which involves going on a liquid diet of lemonade made of fresh lemon, lime juice, water, maple syrup and Cayenne pepper. Solid foods should not be eaten throughout the program, which can be anywhere from 10 days to 90 days, based on the need. Since the body gets all the essential vitamins and minerals, it is said to provide enough nutrition and does not lead to starvation. The best part about master cleanse is that it not only cleanses the body and gets rid of toxins but also removes cravings for alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, coffee, tea, colas and other habits of addictive nature.

Whatever body detox program you choose to follow, just remember that it should not be just a one-time thing but be a precursor for a healthy lifestyle.

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