Detox Paradox - It’s time to cleanse the concept on doing detox, don’t you think? Everybody knows someone who has tried it or is planning to go on a cleanse. I say, “stop the madness my Monas”! Our body’s digestive system function IS to cleanse you already. This intricate system with myriad of enzymes to break down what goes in, absorb the good and excrete the bad and the ugly is what our system was built for. Do you hear that gurgling sound? Yes, that’s you cleansing as we speak!
Myth – A detox diet is a good way to clean out the toxins in your body. NOT!!
Truth – There is no scientific evidence to support the need for detoxification diets. Detox diets claim to “cleanse” your system of toxins, but your liver, kidneys and intestine already do that for you. Detox diets typically involve fasting followed by a strict diet. Frequent fasting or fasting for more than a few days may cause unhealthy side effects such as headaches, dehydration, low blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Some detox diets include intestine-clearing supplements that might actually be harmful.
Your best bet to keep your body healthy is to eat a daily diet chocked full of all of the nutrients your body craves. Start by drinking more water each day. Get your 5-10 a day of fruits and veggies. Up your fiber intake by choosing whole grains, beans, peas, lentils, nuts and seeds. Trying these suggestions will send you well on your way to a healthier you.
So, if you’re considering trying detox, cleanse your mind of this nasty notion, because your body is detoxing this very moment…..