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Detoxification (detox) is a process which involves getting rid of the toxic substances which accumulated in the body due to the unhealthy lifestyle. Process of detoxification includes proper diet, exercises, nutritive supplements, herbs, colon cleansing and treatments in a spa. Anyone can benefit from detox but it is especially recommended for people who have a habit of eating greasy fast food, drink a lot of coffee and alcohol, smoke and live in polluted environment. You should seek advice from your doctor before you start the process in order to achieve optimal results and avoid side effects.


Your meals should be smaller, but taken more often, about 5 times a day. You should also drink plenty of fluid and eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is recommended to eat apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes, melons, bananas, apricots and nectarines. You can also eat various berry fruits. In addition, fruits like oranges, lemons, kiwis, pineapples and grapefruit are also excellent because they provide plenty of minerals and vitamin C. As far as vegetables are concerned, you should eat broccoli, spinach, beans, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce radish, pumpkin, celery, cauliflower, pepper and onions. Cereals, rice, almonds, seeds and lentils are excellent choice for detox process. You should avoid coffee, alcohol, milk products, sugar, bread and red meat.

Health Benefits

There are numerous health benefits of detox. It will improve your overall health condition, boost your energy level, stimulate circulation and strengthen your immune system. Detox should be performed about two times a year and the process can last one week or the whole month. Detox can also include specific treatment of different body parts. If you had any problems with bowel movements or urination after detox your troubles will be eliminated. You will also notice that your skin will look healthier and cleaner. The functions of the liver and kidneys will be improved as well. Detox will enhance the lung function, which will have a positive impact on your blood flow. Your digestion will be better because detox will clean your digestive tract. Your whole body will feel much better and this will improve your ability to stay focused and think clear.

Side Effects

If you drank a lot of coffee, you may feel headache after a few days of detox, because you stopped taking caffeine abruptly. It is recommended to gradually decrease caffeine intake a week or two before you start detox. Diarrhea and constipation are common side effects of detox because of drastic dietary changes. You may feel tired and nervous during detox as well. You may also feel hunger all the time, which is normal in case you had a habit of eating a lot. To reduce the hunger, eat more fruits or vegetables because starvation is not good for your health and it can reduce your energy level and cause fatigue.

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