A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime will be avoided.
Detox diets are controversial. Many feel that most of the so-called "medical science" presented in these diets is nothing more than fiction. It is true that most of these diets have quite severe restrictions, and should be embarked upon with great care.
Detox Diet Plans
The following diets could be considered as detoxifying diets.
|Master Cleanse / Lemonade Diet||MOST POPULAR|
This diet has experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years and is based on a maple syrup / lemonade combination
|28 Day Raw Detox||A cleansing program that is based on a raw vegan diet in combination with a variety of whole food nutritional supplements. It will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about the raw food diet or get a kick-start on a healthy lifestyle weight loss program.|
|Raw Food Diet||A generic diet advocating consumption of raw, uncooked food only.|
|Beauty Detox Solution||Outlines a method of eating that cleanses the body to promote optimal beauty and improved general health. It will appeal to dieters who are interested in raw foods and detoxification, but prefer a gentle approach that can be maintained as a long-term lifestyle.|
|The Clean Diet||The Clean Program is a 21-day detox diet that was designed by Dr Alejandro Junger, for those who have a busy lifestyle.|
|Clean Green and Lean||A 4-week plan to help dieters to eliminate toxins that may be preventing them from losing weight. This program will help you to overcome chronic health problems such as allergies and fatigue and boost your energy, while at the same time helping to create a greener planet.|
|Detox For Women||The plan geared to women promotes detox, but in a way that's less intrusive on the dieter's lifestyle.|
|Diuretic Diet||Using natural diuretics to alleviate fluid retention.|
|Eating For Energy: Living Foods Diet||A diet program based on living plant-based foods in a flexible format that allows dieters to gradually change their way of eating.It has unique information that applies specifically to athletes and physically active dieter as well as a Detox componant.|
|Eat Stop Eat||This diet uses short 24 hour fasts a couple times a week which promotes detox.|
|Fast Track Detox Diet||An 11 day Detox Diet to jumpstart weight loss or break a weight loss plateau.|
|Fat Flush Diet||Popular 3 phase diet plan from Ann Gittleman|
|Fat Flush for Life||Follow up to the popular Fat Flush Diet, with new features and new plans.|
|Fruit Flush||Fruit Flush 3 Day Detox by Jay Robb|
|Green Smoothies Diet||Provides several detox recipes as well as the incorporation of green smoothies into regular diet.|
|Hallelujah Diet||Bible-based diet from George Malkmus.|
|How to Lose Weight Forever||A diet that teaches how to have a lean body builder's physique and includes a detox component.|
|Inside Out Diet: Liver Cleansing||A 4-week program that concentrates on promoting optimal liver function by adjusting the diet to support liver cleansing and detoxification.|
|Jump Start Juicer||7 day weight loss and detox program that offers dieters a healthy way to get started on a long-term weight loss plan. It involves consuming nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juices for seven days.|
|Lemonade Diet||The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs.|
|Liquid Diets||Liquid or Juice-only diets are sometimes used as a short-term detox program.|
|Liver Cleansing Diet||A bestseller since 1997, Dr Cabot attributes many health conditions to poor liver function.|
|Martha's Vineyard Detox Diet||Claims a weight loss of 21 pounds in 21 days.|
|Mucusless Diet||The Mucusless Diet Healing System was written by Arnold Ehret, who healed himself from Bright's disease with a diet based on fruits combined with fasting.|
|Perfect Weight America||In this book Jordan Rubin includes a ten day detox as part of the weight loss program.|
|Quantum Eating||A raw foods diet that detoxifies the bidy and promotes youth.|
|Quantum Wellness||A program created by the New York Times bestselling author, Kathy Freston and includes the 21-day detox diet that was followed by Oprah.|
|Raw Food Cleanse||An introduction to the benefits of a raw food diet and includes a selection of cleanses ranging from 3 to 28 days.|
|Raw Food Detox Diet||Gradually incorporates raw foods into diet and promotes detox.|
|The Remedy||Supa Nova Slom introduces readers to the benefits of a healthy diet with an emphasis on a high intake of raw foods and green juices. It includes a five-day cleanse and a five-week program that allows for a gradual adjustment from a standard way of eating to a raw vegan diet.|
|Super Cleanse||Super Cleanse offers dieters who wish to undertake a cleansing diet a wide variety of options, ranging from gentle vegetarian programs to more extreme juice fasts.|
|Swiss Secret||A detox, weight loss and chronic health condition plan for ultimate health.|
|UltraSimple Diet||A 7-day health program, Dr Hyman recommends this in addition to his Ultrametabolism book and health program.|
|Weight Loss Cure||Based on Kevin Trudeau's book which adheres to detox as a way to weight loss.|
|Gillian McKeith's plan for healthy eating with a detox component.|
Detoxifying Your Body
Generally most detox diets will contain the following foods:
- Organic food and drink (no pesticides or fungicides).
- Whole unprocessed foods (grains, nuts, seeds, etc).
- High mix of vegetables and fruit.
- 2 liters of water per day
- Certain herbs such as Psyllium seed, Licorice root, Yucca root, Milk thistle seed, Gentian root, to aid the detoxifying process.
Most detox programs will avoid the following:
- Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs
- Processed and refined foods
- Certain supplements (due to the amount of additives).
Reduction of Stress
Many detox regimes are holistic in outlook. It is important to address other areas of stress in your life, and examine lifestyle as a whole.