Detoxification seems to be one of the most popular trends of the moment, but few people are aware of what this implies, including the mistakes and excesses that must be avoided while cleansing their bodies.
Lately, a lot of people seem to be confusing detoxification for something else, forgetting that it’s just a period when your organism puts the metabolism at rest, allowing it to consume energy in other processes, except digestion. Because digestion and metabolism of nutrients mean a consumption of 70-80% of your body’s energy!
When is detoxification recommended?
We’ll keep it short: detoxification is not a diet or a lifestyle! It’s obvious that you can’t eat in the same way daily and – very important! – it’s not a cure for many small problem like constipation or increased cholesterol levels. Therefore, through a detox cure you can’t normalize the biological constants of your body, since in the end, this whole process is just a short episode, aiming to give your body a restart.
Detox was initially ‘designed’ to be used twice a year, during spring and autumn, as these are the moments when our metabolism changes radically.
The transition from the winter diet, rich in fat and flour-based foods resembles switching your thermostat from hot to cold. This whole switch requires a period of reaccommodation. The same thing happens during fall, when you need to prepare your body again, so you can give it the chance to take a brake. Or, if you want, consume vegetables which during this period are present on the market, in order to cleanse it. This is the classic detoxification, during 3, 5 or 7 days.
What does excess detox mean?
When using detox, we should avoid excesses. Pusing it to the extreme may consist in fasting, which reduces to just water, or eating just fruits or vegetables. It’s true, this is OK as well, but it shouldn’t last for more than a few days.