What is a detox diet?

A Detox diet is simply detoxification diet, which aims at getting rid of toxins that accumulate in the body due to one’s lifestyle and eating habits.

Detox diets limit you to limits what you should eat and what you should not i.e. one should avoid alcohol and drink water instead or avoid coffee and eat a fruit instead. It, therefore, revolves around the principle of “you are what you eat”.

What Detox diets claim to enhance?

The following are the benefits claimed to come from detox diets.

  1. Fast and easy weight loss.
  2. Improved immune system
  3. Increased energy and manpower
  4. Improved functionality of body organs like the kidney and liver
  5. The high or improved performance of the brain.

 

What are the twists of Detox diets?

Mostly Detox diets have many effects but most individuals are blinded by the belief that by doing it they are doing something healthy or positive to their body.

These side effects are

  • Headaches, Fatigue, and Weakness

Since the human body is naturally programmed to crave for nourishment from solid foods, thus it will begin to experience fatigue and weakness even if there is no environmental or physical influence on it.

This is because certain foods are required to replenish the body and provide enough energy for proper functionality. Some organs like muscles and the brain with begin to suffer from lethargy due to the absence of fats and proteins.

This leads to headaches since the body is fighting the brain.

  • Hunger and craving

Detox diets may be a perfect way for cleansing the body but it will leave you hungry all the time, worse of all, you will be dealing with intense cravings for foods. Since the body is starving and require nutrients.

Bottom-line

Detox diets have more health effects in long term. For lasting results, understand the importance of food and diet for good health.  If you still choose a detox diet, you may want to use it as a jump start to help you make healthier choices. Detox diets may bring effects that may lead you sick, although according to its guides its primary purpose is to help you avoid sick.