The truth about DETOXING and CLEANSING DIETS December 26, 2011 By: revoe 0 The truth about DETOXING and CLEANSING DIETS Article by garry robbins THE DETOX BASICS. With so much hype around the DETOX and cleansing industry, I need to explain what a DETOX is and why it is beneficial to cleanse. In recent times our diets have become more and more reliant on highly processed foods. Most of the packaged foods at the supermarket barely resemble foods found in nature. Many packaged foods contain additives such as preservatives, artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners and food processing agents, which can be thought of as toxins that your body must eliminate. Many highly processed foods are also low in micronutrients when compared to natural and minimally processed foods. Anything that you eat, drink, breathe or are otherwise exposed to and which is not useful to your body can be thought of as a ‘toxin’. At a most basic level, your body holds onto what it requires and eliminates everything else through a process commonly called ‘detoxification’. Your body detoxifies naturally, mainly through your liver and through your kidneys (which filter your blood), your digestive tract, your lungs and your skin. It is thought that some toxins are stored by your body in your fat cells. Unfortunately, there is a lack of scientific evidence as to how exactly our bodies are dealing with these radical changes to our food supply. What is obvious though is that there has been an increase in lifestyle diseases among populations that consume this type of diet. So why cleanse? Doing a cleanse diet, or DETOX, is about cutting out potential toxic foods and eating clean, natural andminimally processed foods for a period of time to give your body a rest from all the junk food and boost your nutrient intake. It will simply give your body a break and allow it to detoxify naturally. It’s also a great way to kick start any healthy eating, wellness or weight loss plan. I recently completed the 7 day Soup Diet, I lost 4 kilo’s and felt the best I had in the last 12 months. But the trick is also to have an eating plan in place for when you are finished the DETOX diet. Otherwise you run the risk of falling back into bad habits. Also I highly recommend exercise as well when DETOXING, this helps your body purge the toxins. Nothing like a good sweat. In the oncoming weeks, I want to look more at some specific diets and exercise plans that can help, improve your mental and physical wellbeing. About the Author After spending years suffering from mental and physical abuse growing up, followed by years of depression and soul destroying self-doubt I took stock of my life and left a 12 hour a day, well-paying job and a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom mansion to travel the world, study Buddhist teachings and do volunteer work in Australia and Africa. I also studied counseling, life coaching and familiarized myself with many self help products. A look at Detox diets and cleansing and how it really can make you feel so much better, and loose weight. Enjoy the latest article from Garry at Self help for Me. More The Detox Diet Articles Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Digg Share Tag: About Cleansing Detoxing Diets Truth Previous post Are You Looking For Better Health Then Try A Cleansing Diet? Next post Natural Colon Detox Related articles Read more > Master Colon Cleansing Reactions Read more > Compare Colon Cleansing Programs Read more > The Truth About Low Carb Diets Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.