Carrying out a detox diet is one of the latest trends both in the world of health and, above all, in the field of nutrition.

These are eating routines that seek, with more or less success, a detoxifying function that manages to clean all the organs that make up the digestive system of toxins -accumulated unnecessarily due to various factors.

However, they are regimens that establish a large number of restrictions at the nutritional level, so it is not as easy to follow them as it might seem a priori. Therefore, below we are going to provide some keys to get them to work effectively.

The correct functioning of a detox diet

  1. The massive consumption of vegetables and fruits is one of the three fundamental pillars in the development of any self-respecting detox diet. Experts recommend that these come from organic crops, although given the existing studies on the matter, it does not seem like a characteristic that provides a great difference.
  2. Fluid intake is the second pillar on which detox regimens are based. Water and fruit and vegetable mixes -whether in the form of a milkshake, juice or smoothie- thus become key elements for cleansing the body.
  3. In the most extreme cases, there is a third pillar in cleansing eating routines: controlled fasting days. This stage is highly questionable from a nutritional point of view, especially if it is not carried out under the supervision of a nutrition professional.
  4. To effectively eliminate toxins from our body, we must avoid the consumption of certain products such as junk food, industrially processed products, carbonated water-based soft drinks, refined sugars, caffeine, and alcohol.
  5. All detox food routines must be carried out, without exception, under the supervision of a nutritionist, so that we can effectively control the intake of all the basic nutrients for any self-respecting quality diet.
  6. Detox diets should not be extended, unless medically recommended, beyond seven days in a row.


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