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What Are Cleanse Diets and Are They Safe?


Juice and detox cleanses are a popular fad that everyone seems to be trying. But many people wonder if they actually work or if they are safe. For most people, cleanses are safe to use, as long as you know what you are getting into.

What Foods Can You Eat While On a Detox or Juice Cleanse? 

The type of foods you are allowed to eat, and what you aren’t, all depends on the detox diet plan you are on. There are some detox and juice cleanses that require fasting for them to work. Others may require you to be on a strict liquid diet, and there are some that allow you to eat some fruits and vegetables. Remember that these are short-term diets so the restrictions will not last forever. But, you can expect to go without many of the foods you normally eat, even if considered healthy or low-fat. 

How Much Effort Do You Need to Put Into a Cleanse?

Detox cleanse diets can be very difficult. Most people who try them for the first time have no idea what they were getting into, even after they read about the details of the diet. These diets involve eating the same foods over and over if you are allowed to eat at all. 

Detoxers experience many different side effects and some are affected worse than others. Hunger, intense cravings, and mood changes are just a few of the side effects you may feel when you attempt a detox cleanse. You may experience fatigue or feel nauseous at times and those are all normal side effects for a cleanse. Therefore, it takes a lot of willpower and effort to give most detox and juice cleanses a try. 

What You Should Know About Grocery Shopping and Cooking 

If you are on a detox diet that doesn’t involve fasting, you will need to know what to pick up at the grocery store before you begin. The good news is you won’t need to purchase much aside from some fresh fruits and vegetables, or a variety of liquids. Cooking will also be very minimal, but it’s very unlikely that you will need to cook anything at all with most detox or juice cleanses. 

There are some detox plans that recommend using packaged meals or powders to help supplement the nutrients you have lost while you are cleansing. These methods will vary and it’s important to find out about any additional foods or supplements you can try while you are detoxing. 

Can Everyone Use a Juice or Detox Cleanse Safely?

Juice and detox cleanses offer a good way to reset your metabolism and train your body to start a healthier diet plan. But they are not for everyone, especially individuals who have certain underlying health conditions or women who are pregnant . While cleanses may be ideal for some individuals who have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, they can actually be dangerous for those who have diabetes due to the lack of food and the risk of extremely low blood sugar readings. Those who have health conditions that would make it risky for them to try a detox plan can look at other methods for switching to a clean eating lifestyle that doesn’t involve fasting or many limits on food. 

Z.E.N.Foods has a great selection of quality detox and juice cleanses available for you to try. Rejuvenate your body with a blend of greens and fruit juice flavors or try a more intense cleanse made with kale, arugula, and spinach. Get in touch with a consultant from Z.E.N. Foods today to find out more.

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