Detox diets are eating routines that supposedly help us cleanse all those organs that perform cleansing functions and, in turn, make up the digestive system of toxins. In this way, preparing the body properly can be very useful when facing planning of this type since, given its radical nature, it is possible that we spend a few days consuming only vegetables and fruits. These types of foods are rich in fiber – and therefore help to cleanse the intestine – and contain a large amount of both antioxidants and enzymes.

How to properly complete a detox diet

  • A good way to start a detox diet is to go shopping and generate a good supply of both fresh fruits and vegetables in our pantry with the aim of gradually consuming them either raw or in liquid form -shakes, juices or smoothies-. Experts in this type of regimen also recommend avoiding products such as meats, dairy products, products rich in gluten, refined flour, sweets, pre-cooked foods, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Surely the most important recommendation when facing a detox diet lies in consulting with a professional specialized in nutrition. It must be taken into account that these eating routines are very restrictive in terms of nutrient intake, which, after all, can cause the development of certain abnormalities on a physical level. Thus, a nutritionist will be able to objectively define the purposes that we pursue with planning such as the one that concerns us.
  • Herbs are also very important -prepared as an infusion or as a species to add to various dishes- in the development of a cleansing food routine. In this way we can rely on detoxifying herbs for the kidneys such as cedar berries, parsley, dandelion or ginger, purifying herbs for the liver such as chamomile, birch leaves, blessed thistle or gentian, and in detoxifying herbs for the lungs such as elm leaves, senega, comfrey or Chinese ephedra.


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