There is a myriad of information on the internet and in the media suggesting that a detox diet is necessary to eliminate toxic substances from the body. The myth is that detox diet purifies human beings from toxins, improves the overall internal functioning of the body and help to jumpstart weight loss.
The reality is that the human body naturally governs this process, however it is suggested that with exposure to such a lot of chemicals in the environment as well as high consumption of processed food, the body, through all its attempts to cleanse itself, does not succeed totally, leading to symptoms such as low energy, headaches, and a bloated feeling of the stomach. Detoxification is believed to be a way to rid toxic wastes, renew and re-fuel the body by eradicating matter that is supposedly adhered to the walls of the intestine.
Currently a vast array of ways to detoxify is apparently being promoted, most of which is associated with some special type of soup, herbs, laxatives or other strict abhorrent mixtures as well as some level of starvation or fasting. The craze of detoxification does not offer support of scientific or medical research that detox diets are proven to remove toxins. In fact, according to studies, the common components of detox diets can cause more harm than benefit in that it can cause lightheadedness, slow down metabolic rates which causes sluggishness and weight gain once the normal diet is resumed.
The best detox diet is to follow a healthy nutritious meal, with fresh fruits, vegetables and good supply of fluids, coupled with good exercise and enough sleep to maintain a healthy natural body detox system which includes the skin, functioning as a barrier from harmful exposures, the liver producing natural protein to neutralize harmful substances as well as metals and regulate metabolism, the kidney which filters out matters, the intestines sifting out foreign matters from nutrients before it gets to the blood, the respiratory system where breathing through the nose will cause small dirt particles to be trap in fine nose hairs and breathing through the mouth will cause the lungs to expel mucus. Overall the immune system is properly orchestrated to identify and eliminate foreign substances from the body.