The Purpose Of A Diet Cleanse

Diet cleansing programs are constructed for many different purposes and the principles and advantages vary accordingly. Some physicians recommend a diet cleanse to those who need to rid their bodies of toxins or medication or simply to act as a catalyst for losing weight. The type of diet cleanse you will undertake very much depends on the reason for cleansing, as such the plan will be tailored to suit.

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In order to understand your cleansing program you will need to read through the plan carefully. If there are any points that you are unsure of then ask your dietician or physician to clarify the situation. The vast majority of cleansing programs exclude sugar, wheat flour, caffeine, alcohol and dairy products. You will be encouraged to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, whole-grain, olives certain spices and seed and nut oils.

Many embark on a diet cleanse feeling it is like a punishment but you can enjoy eating a host of healthy foods and whole-grain. Those who wish to free their bodies from toxins may try a diet cleansing program, quite often this type of eating program can help to find out if a person has any food intolerance or allergies. Diet cleansing programs have one major thing in common, they tend to cut out or restrict certain types of food.  Common cleansing diets include the abstinence of fast foods, fried foods, processed food and sugars. Other programs may veto common allergens like dairy, wheat flour and soy based products. Anyone who wishes to start a diet cleansing program should proceed with care; it is always advisable to seek the opinions of a physician before going ahead.

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