Are Detox Diets Really Helpful?
In fact, taking up a detox diet may just prove to be a diet debacle for many as it can cause serious harm to persons with certain medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and poor cardiac condition.
Research has not proven how many toxins or which ones a detox diet can wash out. Additionally, there isn’t sufficient research available that tells us if it can really help in boosting immunity and improving overall health. As detox diets are mostly a low-calorie restrictive regimen than a supplementing approach, they may have detrimental effects like nutritional deficiency, low energy levels, muscle fatigue, weakness and nausea in persons following them.
A Good And Sustainable Way To Boost ‘Detox’Clean eating is the key and a recommended balanced approach to keep the body in good shape and function without putting it under unwarranted stress or by imposing a nutrient-poor crash diet on it. Consuming whole foods like fresh vegetables and fruits, avoiding processed foods and fried foods and increasing non-fizz fluid intake aids detoxification. The whole idea is to consume foods as close to their natural state as they provide maximum nutritional benefits. Organic and preservative-free foods must be included in our daily diet and packaged food with additives must be shown the door.
However in a day-to-day modern and fast-paced lifestyle many may find it challenging to conform to the clean eating routine and miss out on some essential nutrition along the way. A hectic working day may not allow you to pick and peel those Vitamin C rich oranges for breakfast or toss your favorite bowl of salad of handpicked veggies and fruits.
Fret not! Wellbeing Nutrition has a gamut of products that can help you develop and maintain a clean-eating habit. For instance, Daily Greens by Wellbeing Nutrition will ensure that you don’t miss out on your daily intake of good nutrition. Packed with multivitamins from 39 farm-fresh greens, veggies, fruits and antioxidant rich superfoods, just one immunity boosting effervescent tablet of Daily Greens will fill the nutrition gap in your daily diet. These are completely organic, GMP-certified, and non-GMO tablets that supplement 100 daily values of key vitamins and 15+ alkalizing greens to maintain the pH balance of the body and enhance detoxification.
Fluids To Flush Out ToxinsPeople on a detox diet increase intake of drinks that are believed to flush out toxins from their system, cleanse the body and boost metabolism. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of the most sought after detoxifying drinks that is consumed for the purpose of flushing out toxins and dropping a few pounds. ACV has been used in traditional medicine to regulate blood sugar, cut down fat and reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and improve insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes. Its natural antimicrobial properties improve gut health and enhance nutrient absorption. One may call ACV as a cure-all home remedy that aids in acquiring better health and overall wellbeing when consumed along with a healthy and balanced diet.
While picking up an ACV from the grocery shop one must bear in mind to go for the unfiltered and unpasteurised vinegar. Wellbeing Nutrition’s ACV is made from naturally fermented raw apple juice. It is organic and has 2x the ‘mother’, a cloudy and murky appearance that is highly potent with strands of healthy vitamins, minerals, enzymes, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants that naturally boost your immunity and wellbeing. Made from Himalayan Gold and Red apples using a GMP certified modern fermentation process, this pure ACV is USDA organic certified. This handcrafted vinegar is gluten free and sugar free and full of powerful antioxidants like Vit C, E & A, B-complex.
Wellbeing Nutrition’s ACV+ is the perfect health-boosting detox concoction that is fortified with the goodness of Amla (Indian Gooseberry), Curcumin from Turmeric, Cinnamon, and Black Pepper. You can kick start your day with 1tpsp of ACV+in 150-200 ml warm water that will boost your metabolism and energy levels. Spruce up your salads and dips with a tasty spoonful of ACV+ and get the best of the enhanced Vitamin C, antioxidants and enzymes.
Your Gut Tells The TruthIf your focus is on effectively getting rid of toxins from your body then the best way is to keep your detoxification system in robust condition, which is to maintain good gut health. A healthy microbiome improves the function of the intestinal cells and enhances nutrient absorption and removal of toxins. Probiotics and Prebiotics work together to boost digestive health. Probiotics are living strains of bacteria that add to the population of good bacteria living in our guts and prebiotics are high-fiber foods that provide food for the good bacteria that aid digestion, improve metabolism, neutralize toxins and reduce inflammation and other digestive disorders like constipation, acidity and gas.
Wellbeing Nutrition offers a scientifically advanced and superior clinically approved plant based Probiotic and Prebiotic supplement to boost gut health and immunity. Each water-soluble tablet contains 36 billion (CFU) active live cultures that improve gut microbiome. In addition to that, Delayed Release Nano Technology allows probiotics to survive stomach acid and act over a 7 hour window with a far and deep intestinal reach. The supplements have clinically studied Prebiotic Fibre – Apple Pomace and Chicory root (Inulin) to promote a healthy gut flora and nutrient bioavailability.
Our body is well- designed to detoxify and cleanse itself on a daily basis. Still if you prefer to dabble with a detox diet it is advisable to take a healthy and balanced route to give a boost to the overall detoxification mechanism. Eating a healthy diet of fiber rich whole fruits and vegetables, maintaining a pH balance by adequate fluid intake and supplying the gut with healthy probiotic and prebiotic foods for a good digestive health are the real keys to a toxin-free healthy and happy you.
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