Detox is the short term of detoxification. This is the process used for neutralising the toxins in the body. Toxins are the harmful body tissues that are created with ammonia, lactic acid and some of the chemical compounds. Even though there is an excretory system in our body, there is a need of stimulate to remove such kind of toxins from our body.
Most of the people think that detox dieting is the removal of toxic materials with drugs and alcohol, but this term actually refers to removal of toxins with the help of herbs and other natural techniques.
There are different types of detox dieting. They are :
- Minimal amount of chemical intake (ex: consuming organic food).
- Consuming vitamin and nutrients rich and antioxidants gaining foods.
- Intake of fibre foods and water draw out and eliminate toxins by increasing excretion and bowel movements.
- Usually people go for detox dieting because of researchers’ suggestion. They say that toxins include pesticides, detergents, food additives, heavy metals. Diet that lacks nutrients may lead to fail in detoxing. This will built up lots of chemicals in the body that may cause sluggishness, headache, fatigue, poor skin and muscle pain.
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Side Effects of Detox Dieting :
The most common side effect is headache within a few days, due to over consumption of coffee. For this reason, practitioners often suggest decreasing amount of caffeine. Some opt for their detox dieting during the weekend.
The other major side effect of detox dieting is diarrhea that leads to dehydration and electrolyte loss. Detox diet should be followed only under the supervision of an expert.
If detox is continued for a long time, it may result in the deficiencies, specifically protein deficiencies.
Muscle pain, and poor sleep are the symptoms of illness these symptoms lead to high level deficiencies. So this condition requires immediate medical attention.