Does detoxing work?

December 30, 2007 6:03pm CST
Detox is a naturally occurring physiological process wherein the body rids itself of toxic substances through sweat, urine, and feces. These toxins typically include air and water pollutants and processed food chemicals. Sometimes toxins don't leave our body - they hang around in our lymph and digestive systems. Detoxing provides your body with a nutritional break so that it can become a better waste dumper and nutrient absorber. A proper detox lasts about a week and involves eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet that's high in essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, drinking plenty of water and clear fruit juices, and getting enough rest. You can also incorporate moderate exercise into your routine. A detox diet varies from person to person based on their age, gender, fitness level and dietary restrictions, but in general, it should include whole-grain foods; probiotic yogurts; fruits and vegetables; sufficient protein sources, including beef, nuts, and salmon; and ample water and clear natural juices. Source: AOL News
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• Philippines
2 Jan 08
When I detox, I usually change my diet to fruits and vegetables. I eat a lot of pineapples and papaya as they have enzymes that helps the body in cleaning itself. Tea also works for me and drinking a lot of water. Othertimes I take dulcolax.
@KrauseHome (36690)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Most of the time the problem with these diets for a lot of people is you cut out so much stuff all at once, that if you have certain medical conditions you need to check with your doctor first to see how to do something like this without bringing on too much harm to yourself. But doing something like this can be a Great way to help your body be more healthier overall, and I know of people who actually choose to follow this way, and do this at least once a yr. and feel a lot better afterwards.