Henderiks stresses that there is no scientific proof that detox diets work the way people think they do – that they will be your golden ticket to looking beautiful in the buff, without really trying. Detox diets are positioned as just another diet rather than a means to a healthier lifestyle, Henderiks says. They come across as a quick fix, and a large percentage of the population are doing it for weight loss, rather than a healthy lifestyle, she explains. But the long-term healthy lifestyle should really be the emphasis.
Henderiks notes that a lot of detox diets are very high in fiber, which helps keep you feeling full and satisfied, and helps regulate your digestive system. So rather than only focusing on these good-for-you fiber-rich foods while you're trying to lose weight or detox from a weekend of diet debauchery, why not incorporate them into your diet for good?
By eating this way, you'll end up with more energy because you're eating better. "You won't be bogging your body down as much," says Henderiks. By removing the junk in your diet you'll not only be boosting overall health, but enhancing your immune system, she adds.
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