Although detox, which is one of the most talked about and applied nutrition programs in recent years, is used for slimming, it is not actually a slimming program. Although people try to prevent the storage of fats with adequate and balanced nutrition programs, they tend to gain weight after a certain period of time.
Detox programs, which are activated at this time, enable the metabolism to be accelerated, both to help lose weight and to keep the body fit and healthy. Because it shows effective results in a short time, detox programs in preferred nutrition are generally 3, 5, 7 days or at most 2 weeks. However, detox programs are 3 days since they are often difficult to apply and require discipline.
What is detox?
The body actually removes toxins that it takes in various ways, especially at night and early morning. However, with age, a decrease in the body’s ability to clear metabolic residues is observed. There are two main causes of toxin accumulation in the body.
The first is exposure to unnatural environmental toxins in air, water and food, and the second is extreme fatigue, stress, anxiety, and disorders of the nervous system. Normally, the lungs are responsible for removing foreign matter from the air. The skin blocks the toxins in the environment. The liver, intestines, lymphatic system and kidneys expel toxins from the circulatory system.
However, in cases such as air pollution, smoking, unhealthy eating habits, the body’s work may not be enough. During this period, detox programs that are made using only vegetable juices and light meals supported by light exercises, meditation and breathing exercises are applied.
Who should detox?
In fact, everyone needs detox. Programs based on lifestyle and personal needs help people feel more fit and alive. However, in some cases, the body gives symptoms that it needs detox:
- Back and joint pain, headache, stiff neck
- Frequent colds, sore throat, nasal itching, immune system weakness, cough, chest wheezing
- Weakness, fatigue, unwillingness, irritability, dizziness, drowsiness, variable mood, depression, insomnia, anxiety
- Skin rashes, redness of the skin, irritation of the eyes
- Indigestion, nausea, bad breath, constipation, fever
However, a doctor should be consulted before doing a detox program. It is recommended that diabetics, kidney and high blood pressure patients and pregnant women should not be included in such nutrition programs.
How to detox in nutrition?
While applying the detox program in nutrition, attention should be paid to regular meals. Salt is not used in dishes, spices can be added to dishes instead of salt. Coffee and tea consumption is avoided. Herbal teas such as green tea, cinnamon, thyme, peppermint, salvia, rosehip, turmeric and ginger are preferred instead of black tea.
Dairy products other than meat, meat products, milk and nonfat yogurt and kefir are excluded from the diet. Usually detox drinks prepared with green leafy vegetables are consumed. At least 3 liters of water are consumed per day. It is an important rule to consume vegetables and fruits used in detox soups and beverages during the season. Absolutely, all foods containing sugar and sugar should be avoided.
One-day sample detox list
Breakfast: Green drink prepared with celery stalk, cabbage leaf, lemon, green apple, fresh ginger and fennel.
Snack: 150 grams of seasonal fruit, capia pepper, cucumber, nonfat yogurt and green tea.
Noon: beverage prepared with spinach, cabbage, green apple, cucumber, pear.
Snack: Spinach, half avocado, banana, coconut milk, soy milk.
Evening: Soup prepared using spinach, olive oil, leek, onion, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and water.
It is recommended to consume all foods as liquid as possible and drink about 3 liters of water during the day. One-day detox done once a month provides the digestive system to rest, and accelerates metabolism.