Detox diets recommend the use of detox-ing aids or methods. These can be herbal supplements such as milk thistle, pre- and probiotics or even juicing.
Your body is frequently exposed to toxic substances. However, most of the time, it can remove them without additional help.
Detox diets promise to make us feel better by cutting out supposed 'toxins'. Nutritionist Kerry Torrens discusses the pros and cons of drastic diets.
Follow with a brisk walk, bike ride, yoga or swimming BREAKFAST : Make a fruit compote of dried prunes, apricots, peaches and apples pre-soaked in filtered water and sprinkled with flaked almonds and 2 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. Have it with some plain yogurt. LUNCH: Lentil and vegetable soup with 1/2 cup of brown rice and amaranth. DINNER : Raw Papaya and Carrot Salad ANY TIME SNACKS : Choose from the snack list.
A Word From Verywell.
In fact, your body already has systems in place to rid itself of harmful toxins. We absorb toxins through our skin, in the air that we breathe, and in the food that we eat. But our body's organs—primarily the liver, kidneys, colon, and lungs have systems in place to flush out these contaminants naturally.
In fact, authors of one study published in Current Gastroenterology Reports compared different diets, including detox diets. They concluded that "juicing and detoxification diets tend to work because they lead to extremely low caloric intake for short periods of time, however, they tend to lead to weight gain once a normal diet is resumed."