The process of detoxification of the body has been practiced for many centuries. There are numerous religious groups and even Hippocrates who recommend fasting in order to improve your health.
Nowadays various detox diets could help you lose weight, however if you start a low-calorie fasting, the body can starve and your metabolism is going to slow down because of the loss of the important nutrients.
Some other negative effects a detox diet might cause are dehydration, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or even colon damage.
The Detox System of the Body
The human body has its own internal detoxification system. The kidneys, the liver and the colon are the 3 critical body organs that are involved in it.
The liver is our first defense organ against all the toxins. It functions like a filter and it also prevents all the toxins in food to pass into our blood stream.
The colon includes bacteria that are creating healthy and unhealthy chemicals. The colon's main role is to remove the toxins before they do any harm to the organism.
Kidneys are the body organs that are filtering the blood all the time and they eliminate the toxins through the urine.
If you want your detox diet to work, you have to support your body by consuming the proper nutrients.
Dr. Oz recommends a 48-Hour weekend cleanse of the body. It's based on consuming some foods that are going to help the 3 important organs to function on the right way. You are going to need to prepare and consume these snacks and meals 2 days in a row.
Quinoa With Prunes For Breakfast
You should start the day with one bowl of quinoa. Quinoa is a whole grain rich in fiber, phosphorus and protein. You can add some prunes, also very high in fiber, and sorbitol, which is a chemical that works as a great laxative.
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