There are times when the digestive system of our body slows down, and we feel exhausted and sluggish. Due to this, we can experience a lot of physical discomforts and at the same time leads to mood swings and irritation. In case you have been feeling like this recently it’s time to adopt a detox diet plan, which is designed to eliminate toxins from the body and make one feel fit both physically and emotionally.
What is the detox diet plan?
By detox diet plan we mean making certain dietary changes that will help to eliminate all toxins from the body which is gathered because of indulgent eating and drinking. The primary task of detoxification is carried out by the liver. An important part of a detox diet is to abstain from alcohol and any kind of drink which is aerated and rich in sugar. Caffeine based beverages such as energy drinks must also be avoided. Instead, consume a lot of liquid in the form of herbal drinks such as chamomile, jasmine, hibiscus, and green tea is very good for the body. Herbal teas are rich in anti-oxidant properties and will help the process of digestion and at the same time hydrate the body. Drinking a lot of water during the course of the day also helps the body to hydrate and enables the process of detoxification. Therefore, always make sure that there is a continuous supply of drinking water in your kitchen.
There is also a need to make necessary dietary changes in order to help in the process of detoxification. Eating a lot of fibrous food such as whole wheat food items, fresh fruits and vegetables will be very helpful. Frequent bowel movement and urination will dispense the toxins from the body making one feel extremely energetic.
Most dieticians recommend restricting the consumption of rich food and dairy products. Try eating grilled and baked food that takes very little oil to prepare and at the same time keeps the nutritional value of the food intact. Some people also go off animal protein in the detox phase of the diet. Explore vegetarian options such as soy.
Some kind of detox diet may be quite rigorous and somewhat difficult to follow. Try and stick to it to the best of your ability. Do not continue with the detox diet plan for a long time as the purpose of it will get defeated and also deprive your body of certain nutrients. It is also suggested to visit a doctor before following any kind of diet plan. But there is no denying the fact that at the end of the diet plan you will feel extremely healthy and energetic.