Detox Your Diet: Detoxing Your Body

Detoxing your body has become a widespread focus among many health enthusiasts over the past few decades. As our surrounding environment becomes more and more toxic, people are more concerned with the threat of toxins from various sources and, in turn, result to a wide variety of practices in hopes of detoxing their bodies.

This common worry may be warranted given our current environment, but I’m always amazed by how often the largest source of toxins is completely omitted. That being, of course, our day to day diets.

Holistic Detox

There are hundreds of different options for detoxing your body, but if you’re going for an effective and holistic detox, the best thing you can do is simply to stop putting those toxins in. I see far too many people concerned with smaller issues like trace metals or chemicals in products while completely ignoring harmful substances in the food they eat every day. The bottom line is, if you want to get the toxins out, you’ve got to stop putting them in.

A Detoxic Diet

Making your diet detoxic first involves some simple things that most people know would be a good idea. For instance, removing fast food and junk food from their diets. However, given the state of today’s food manufacturing, this is only a small step in the right direction. If you go into a supermarket today and check the labels on things you buy, you’ll find much of the same stuff you find in fast food restaurants and junk food.

Pick up a loaf of whole grain bread and it’s likely to contain the same vegetable oils used by fast food chains. Pick up some BBQ sauce or a “healthy” antioxidant drink and one of the main ingredients will be high fructose corn syrup. The worst aspects of the food industry have crept into every corner of the supermarket, even the so called health foods.

As a detox enthusiast, it’s not only important to cleanse your system but to pay attention what you put into it on a daily basis. If you can get your diet handled, there won’t be nearly as much bad stuff to flush out.


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