How to Choose a Detox Diet
Can’t stomach drinking cayenne pepper or maple syrup-spiked lemon water for a week? Thankfully detox diets don’t have to be that way. “Detox diets don’t have to be these scary diets,” says Marni Wasserman, a Toronto-based culinary holistic nutritionist. “You can find a way to do it that it fits you and your lifestyle.” Here are five detox diets worth doing.
The Raw Food Detox
Munching on raw food means no nutrients are cooked out of your food. “Going all raw for a period of time is great, especially if you want to heal from an ailment-digestive or otherwise,” says Wasserman. “It gives your body a bit of a kick-start by putting living enzymes in from the raw food.”
A Juice or Smoothie Cleanse
Doing a juice cleanse for at least three days is definitely worthwhile, says Wasserman. The health benefits include, “getting your organs detoxed, giving your stomach a break and giving your liver a cleanse,” she says. And, there’s no need to limit yourself to liquids only. Juice cleanses are easy to combine with salad-based meals, detox waters (such as lemon water) and more, says Wasserman.