The word ‘Detox’ has gained enough popularity among health freaks and health experts due to its enormous benefits. Do you wonder what exactly “Detox” is? It is a simple process in which you make lifestyle changes to get rid and clear the body of harmful toxins.
With rapid globalization and industrialization, we are exposed to various pollutants and toxins through air, water and food in our environment. These toxins start building up in our body becomes the cause of various health issues. These are substances that can cause negative effects on our health.
Though there are no practical ways to get away from pollutants or toxins, there are ways to counteract them. Our body’s natural detoxification process does exist to deal with unwanted wastes and toxins. The major organs involved in this process are the lungs, liver, colon, kidneys and skin. Our body relies on these organs to lead a healthy life and detoxifying through a lifestyle change increases the efficiency of these organs and maintains the health of our body.
What is a Detox Diet?
It is a well-planned diet that brings you closer to natural foods, minimally processed foods and foods with medicinal value. You are also supposed to abstain from foods that are harmful and less beneficial to you. This is usually combined with light exercises to enhance your physical fitness, improve stamina and make you feel lighter. It is important to note that ‘Detox’ should always be done under the supervision of a health expert to ensure you are doing it right.
When Should You Consider a Detox
- You are constantly feeling low on energy or fatigued in spite of all your health parameters are normal
- You are constipated
- Unable to focus or lack of concentration
- Feeling depressed
- You have trouble losing weight
- You have trouble sleeping
- Recurring skin problems
- Unexplained headaches
- Recurrent infections
Periodic detox is a way to help your system function smoothly. It’s just like rebooting your system to function better.
Top 5 Benefits of Detox
Are you confused about whether to take up a detox diet or not, with the amount of warning and recommendation it comes with? Don’t be! As far as you are doing it right, you are helping yourself in several different ways. We at NutraC, make it simplified for you, provide a complete detox kit and also monitor that you don’t go wrong while you yield positive results.
We’ve outlined some health benefits that you can expect by following our well-organized detox plan. Here they are:
· Speeds Up Weight Loss
A detox diet will not only help you lose considerable weight in short duration but will also help you to develop long term healthy eating habits. Weight loss is a combined result of light exercises too, along with eating right. But these short term results might not last if you don’t replace your wrong food habits with healthy food choices and stay active always.
· Improves Skin and Hair Health
Your skin is one of the best indicators to understand if detox is working for you or not. Detox helps you get rid of acne, itches, rashes, patchy skin and many other skin problems. It makes your skin clear, supple and glow with good health. Detox also arrests hair fall and promotes hair growth. Your hair looks softer, shinier and well-conditioned.
· Has Anti- Ageing Effect
Detox diet not only fulfils all the antioxidant requirements of the body but also reduces free radical damage and also helps in cell and tissue repair. By reducing the free radical damage you are not only seeing short term results but also enjoy long term benefits of increased longevity.
· Helps your Body get Rid of Excess Waste
Though our body has cleansing mechanisms, many toxins could have remained in our bodies. A well-planned detox can stimulate the body to purge and help kidney, liver and colon to perform efficiently and get rid of maximum toxins in the body.
· Strengthen Immune System
When you detox, all organs in the body start functioning efficiently as a result of which they can absorb all-important nutrients. Many herbs and natural ingredients that are used in the detox program will benefit the lymphatic system which in turn strengthens the immune system and helps you fight infections.
While these benefits are just a few to name, there are many more positive results you get to experience with detox. Hence, this is one such diet, which won’t disappoint you!!
Ashwini Sagar is a renowned diet and nutritional consultant. She has been in this field for more than a decade now. During all these years, she has developed brilliant expertise in this field and comes up with the best possible diet plans. She possesses the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information about dietary matters in an understandable form to individuals. She has a proven track record of successfully promoting healthy eating habits and suggesting diet modifications.
Ashwini is available of nutrition consultations at NutraC on prior appointments.