A detox diet does more than just helping your body to eliminate all the toxins; it can also help you lose some weight as well.
Remember that all the toxins inside your body contribute to the process of getting fat, increasing the risk of suffering from all sorts of nasty diseases.
With every day in which we’re consuming ‘chaotic’ food, our liver and kidneys become more and more tired.
Here is when a proper detox diet comes in handy. It’s all about respecting some basic steps, if you want that the results to be visible.
Only one question remains: do detox diets actually work? Well, keep reading, all will be revealed.
The ‘Raw Diet’
The ‘Raw Diet’ is based on eating as many fruit and vegetables as you can. It is also known as the ‘vegan diet’ because the people who opt for it must totally remove meat from their diet.
The fruit and vegetables can be consumed as they are or you can prepare a juice and serve it cold. The main benefit of this diet is that both fruit and vegetables are keeping all their properties, since they are not cooked.
Studies have shown that people who adopt this diet are less likely to develop intestinal problems, cardiovascular diseases and even some types of cancer. It also prevents diabetes and helps your body to remain within normal body weight parameters.
But from here to losing weight it’s quite a distance. However, due to the fact that people who opt for this diet are reducing the daily intake of meat and bread, weight losses have been registered to all of them. But not everything about this vegan diet represents an advantage.
Doctors claim that people who exaggerate with this diet are suffering from vitamin B12 and deficiency.
Vitamin D is also a problem for the ones who reduce the daily ratio of milk-based products.
We recommend you to take some supplements when opting for such a diet in order to reduce the risk of a potential problem.
The Parsley Diet
It may sound a bit unusual, but yes, the parsley actually helps you to lose weight.
Judging by the fact that the human body tends to preserve more fat than it’s necessary, some toxins are automatically stored into our cells.
Parsley is known for its rich content of vitamins, minerals and even amino, so it can partially replace meat.
But how does it help you to lose weight?
First of all, the parsley acts like an excellent detoxifying aliment. It is not necessary to reduce the intake of any other type of food, except for the ones that really harm you, like sweets, chips and soft drinks.
However, you should not drink or smoke as long as you want to see the results.
You’ll soon notice that your digestive processes will work better; toxins must come out one way or another. Within 2 weeks the first couple of pounds should drop off. Don’t expect to lose 15 pounds in 1 month, because it won’t happen.
To obtain visible results you need to eat parsley alongside each meal of the day. At the second meal of the day you should eat more than at breakfast, especially if you’re planning to serve any type of meat.
It’s a way of keeping your body in a good shape even if you’re not planning to lose weight.
The Black Grape Diet
Now it’s time to introduce to you a detox fruit that many people swear by.
The not so famous Black Grapes.
Black grapes represent an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are vital for your body.
Many people stay away from grapes due to their sugar content, however there are many reason you should be eating them.
Here’s just a small list with some of the benefits of black grapes:
Source of vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E and K.
Source of iron, calcium, manganese, copper and zinc.
Source of antioxidants that protect the body against dangerous diseases.
All these are vital for your body, especially for cleaning the system. Also, everyone knows that grapes contain a lot of water; this is vital for cleaning your blood, because there’s where over 50% of the toxins are found.
But this is not all; black grapes still have another trick up their sleeve.
Due to the large amount of fiber and carbohydrates, the grapes will keep you satiated for a long period of time.
We’re not saying to adopt a diet made of 100% grapes, but at least in the morning and in the evening try not to eat anything else. It’s a matter of weeks before you will realize that you lost some weight.
There you have it! Actually there are detox diets that make you lose weight. It’s not much, but it’s better than taking all sorts of pills designed to poison your liver.
Parsley and grapes definitely represent a way of staying healthy and staying fit.
And don’t forget to keep trying, even if in the first week or so you can’t see any major difference; the mental factor is also deeply involved.