Detox, short for detoxification, is the bodyʼs natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body. The human body has itʼs own natural healing process, following a detox diet will assist and enhance this process. Detoxing in general will aid in weight loss, improve body composition, improve skin complexion, increase nail and hair growth, aid in digestion, aid in nutrient absorption and improve overall health.
Practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world, detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm your bodyʼs tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine.
Toxins can come from within the body as they are produced during normal functions, such as during breakdown of protein, etc. They can also be absorbed through environmental chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaners, food additives, drugs, pollution, cigarette smoke and heavy metals like lead when we ingest or inhale them.
A detoxification diet is a change in dietary regimen as we work to cleanse the body or remove toxins. Some of the most common benefits of completing a detox include improved health, energy, circulation, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss.
It's also important that your body is absorbing as many nutrients as possible. If you've been less than perfect with your diet in the past, your body may need a little "reset" to get it ready to absorb all the great nutrients you'll now be feeding it.
You've probably read or seen lots of hype about cleanses. The nitty gritty of it is that a cleanse is really a way to detox your body. It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate and renew and just about anyone can benefit from it. Personally, I do a cleanse every 6 months as a method to keep my body functioning at its peak level of performance. For you, it’s a way to jumpstart your body to get it on track for a more active and healthier life. If you find yourself often craving sweets or other no-no foods, it's also a way to help break the cycle of craving the foods that undermine your health.
Don't think of a cleanse as starving. Some do advocate all juice or fasting, but it doesn't have to be so drastic to see results.
I personally recommend two different cleanse products which fit nicely into a full fledged 10 day detox nutrition plan like the one I have presented for you here. I recommend both Arbonne’s 7-day Body Cleanse
and also Arbonne's Herbal Detox Tea