Detoxification — or detox — is a popular buzzword

Detox diets are generally short-term dietary interventions designed to eliminate toxins from your body. A typical detox diet involves a period of fasting, followed by a strict diet of fruit, vegetables, fruit juices, and water. Sometimes a detox also includes herbs, teas, supplements, and colon cleanses or enemas.

While detoxes are not medically necessary they have proven health benefits such as weight loss, hydration as well as assisting in liver functioning. There are several ways to detox your body and reap the health benefits which include cutting out alcohol, consuming nutrient and antioxidant rich foods, increasing your water in-take and exercising to increase your circulation and reduce stress. Making these simply changes to your lifestyle is a safe and effective way to detox however, you should consult with a doctor before making any drastic changes!