A detox diet helps you lose weight while you gain energy and keep yourself healthy. It doesn't involve an unhealthy extreme diet plan, but focuses on eating the right foods to detoxify and cleanse your body naturally. It includes fresh vegetables and fruits. Eating fresh produce that contains adequate amounts of fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants among others, can speed up your metabolism, stimulate digestion and provide the nutrition that your body needs. It's worthy to note that no vitamin pill can provide you with the same nutritional value since the nutrients from whole foods can't be perfectly replicated by science.
An effective detox diet mainly includes raw produce because even the freshest of produce can lose enzymes and nutrients when steamed or cooked. Raw vegetables are efficient in stimulating digestion for improved metabolism, while raw fruits are among the best natural cleansers and detoxifiers for the body. Raw vegetables and fruits, when added to your regular diet, can help you lose weight while giving energy.
You also need to add whole grains to complement your detox diet since they help sweep the digestive tract. Essential fatty acids are also very important in getting the nutrients you need for healthy hair, skin and brain. When possible, also include unprocessed whole grains like whole wheat, whole oats and such other whole grains as replacement for white flour when going for cereals and breads.
For ideal health, animal proteins should be cut down to as little as possible. However, most people enjoy their beef and chicken too much to eliminate these from their diet. Eating too much protein in a single meal makes it hard for the body to digest it, so it gets stored in the body instead. As a result, you will gain weight. For plan-based protein, the good sources are beans, sprouts, legumes, seeds and nuts. In fact, most people are surprised to learn that spinach has more protein per calorie than beef. As well, it is a complete protein by itself and because it's plant-based, it is highly bioavailable, making it easier for the body to utilize, unlike animal-based proteins.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and you can add a squeeze of lemon juice to the water you drink. Water aids in flushing out waste and toxins from the body. This healthy detox diet will help you feel energized and will aid in achieving healthy weight loss.
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