Detoxification – What You Need To Know

If you’re looking to improve your nutrition and foster a healthy body, one process that you might be considering is detoxification. More and more people are starting to look into the benefits that detoxification can hold and thinking about including it as part of their overall wellness plan.
But, before you hop onto any old detoxification program that you come across, there are some very important things that you must note. If you don’t pay attention to the finer details of the detoxification process, you could end up doing more harm than good.
Let’s have a quick peak at the main detoxification points to remember.
Use It As A Short Term Approach
The very first thing that you need to remember about detoxification is that it should always be only used for a period of 3-7 days. Detoxification diets are extremely low in calories and many lack vital nutrients that the body requires over a long-term basis, so if you use the detox diet any longer than this, you could set yourself up to experience problems down the road.
Furthermore, your energy level is definitely going to decline while on a detox diet, which is further reason why it shouldn’t be carried out any longer than a week.
Consider Adding Protein
The next thing to think about if you’re going to use a detox diet is that you may want to add in some extra protein. Protein is the most important nutrient that your body needs to function properly and maintain its lean muscle mass.
Unfortunately, most detox diets are completely devoid of protein. Consider at the very least adding a few scoops of natural whey protein powder or another variety if you’re lactose intolerant.
This will help to give your body what it needs so you don’t risk lean muscle mass loss.
Take A Multi-Vitamin
Third, also think about using a multi-vitamin. As mentioned above, detox diets do tend to fall short in a number of key nutrients and using a quality multi-vitamin will give you the peace of mind that you aren’t suffering from a deficiency.
Remember that a vitamin should never be used to replace nutrients found in food, but for the following time period, it’s definitely a must.
Limit Exercise
Finally, the last important thing that you must remember as you approach your detox diet is that you should be limiting the amount of exercise you do.
You won’t be taking in all that many carbs or dietary fats while on the detox diet, therefore you won’t have the fuel sources required to perform such intense physical activity.
If you try to workout while on a detox diet plan, you’re going to run into problems very quickly. Instead, use the detox time period as a break away from your current workout and to promote a full recovery.
So there you have some of the most important points to keep in mind regarding detox diets. Use them properly and you will feel better coming off and not suffer any ill-health effects.


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Tamara Gehring

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