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What’s a Detox?
What is your first thought when you hear the word detox? Does it conjure ideas of rapid weight loss? A diet secret known exclusively to the stars? Or, do you think detoxification? Detoxes are considered a quick fix for shedding a few unwanted pounds fast. In truth, a detox is aimed to eliminate accumulated toxins, such as cigarette smoke, heavy metals and household chemicals from a particular area of the body. Popular detoxes include liver, colon, intestinal and even the bloodstream. There are dozens of all-in-one detoxes on the market, most of which are costly. Thankfully most of the ingredients for these ready-to-use systems can be bought individually for a lot less. A typical detox encompasses a combination of herbal supplements like probiotics, plant extracts and fiber, which help the body run more efficiently.
The human body is rather remarkable. It runs like a machine in many ways. The food we eat and the beverages we drink are our fuel. And the cleaner the food we eat, the better we run. Our liver, colon and kidneys are natural detoxifiers, removing harmful materials without you knowing it.
Unfortunately, the average person doesn’t eat good, clean food. We are bombarded with cheap fast food, unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, every single day. Which makes the natural detoxification process that much harder. The body’s detox system is clogged and needs a “push” of sorts to make it run again. This is why detoxes and cleanses are so popular. They help the body return to a balanced state, where all systems work in sync.
For More Information:
Dextox FAQ [Alive]
Simple Explanation of Detox [For Dummies]
The Truth About Detox Diets [webmd]