Want to Detox? Go Au Naturel
Detox diets seem to be all the rage in the diet and celebrity worlds. But many of them are dangerously low in calories, incorporate suspect supplements or are simply too expensive. A detox diet is too low in calories to maintain for an extended period of time, but it can give your body a head start in making healthy lifestyle changes, like eating more whole, organic foods. The purpose of a detox diet is multifold: minimizing the amount of chemicals ingested by using organic foods, using foods that are high in vitamins and antioxidants, and increasing foods that contain high amounts of fiber and water in order to regulate elimination. Along with weight loss, participants often report clearer skin, more regular bowel movements and improved energy.