To Detox or Not To Detox…

Are those detox diets safe and proven?

If you haven’t done it yet, at least you know someone who claims to be an expert or a loyal fan of the famous detox diets. The question is, are they really that good?

Let’s start with this. Every detox diet promise you great results that can go from weight loss, to a better skin, and even an improved digestion process.

However, there are many detractors of this kind of practice. Some doctors and health experts say that detox diets are responsible for side effects like fatigue, dizziness, low blood sugar, muscular aches and nausea. Why? Because a detox diet is focused on the consumption of only liquids, or only vegetables and fruits, leaving you without key nutrients that your body needs.

Exercising is also restricted during a detox diet, because you are on a low calorie diet.

But it doesn’t mean you can’t clean your system. There are safe and healthy ways to do it. A diet based on vegetables, fruits, lean protein and whole grains, added to daily exercise, could give you those results you are looking for, without endangering your health.

Experts warn us also about colon cleaning sessions and lymph nodes massages that are usually linked to some detox processes. As they say, our liver, kidneys, colon and lymph nodes do their job without help, unless we are victims of some disease.

So, based on the experience of experts and doctors, there is not proof that detox diets actually benefit your body or your health, but a balanced diet combined with exercise is proven to be effective. Your body needs the nutrients coming from every food group, and to deprive it from one or more those groups, could be devastating to your body.

Keep in mind that every time that you are going to start a new eating regime, it is important to consult your physician. Also, remember that extremes are dangerous. Balance should be your favorite word when we talk about diets.

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