Detox Diet Programs for Healthy Skin & Weight Loss

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A healthy, fresh vegetable salad on a table next to all the veggies that are in it. (Image: taden/iStock/Getty Images)

The modern Western diet does not provide the full nutritional value our bodies need to function. Over-processed and packaged foods are loaded with salt, sugar and chemicals that are toxic to the body. Obesity, diabetes, allergies, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer and other ailments are on the rise. The toxins have accumulated in our bodies and detox programs are a popular solution to cleanse and restore the body to its healthy state. Detox diet programs will make you look, act and feel better. You will lose weight, have clearer skin and have more energy.

The 3-Day Cleanse

The 3-Day Cleanse is a simple yet effective program built around fruit and vegetable juices. After the cleanse, the authors claim that you will no longer feel bloated, your skin will be clear, excess weight will be eliminated and you will have plenty of energy. All you need is a juicer, the recipes and organic produce. During the 3 days, you drink nothing but purified water, fresh juice and tea. The fruit juices are naturally sweet with no added sugar. You will also be making your own vegetable juices from the freshest ingredients. The 3-Day Cleanse provides all the recipes you need, including how to make your own nut milk.

The Master Cleanse

Peter Glickman believes that you can extend your life and avoid illnesses by eating raw fruits and vegetables, drinking purified water and cleansing your colon frequently. The Master Cleanse helps detox the liver and eliminates the toxins and poisons the body accumulates due to poor dietary choices. The detox diet burns fat cells and helps you lose weight. For The Master Cleanse,drink 6 to 12 glasses of lemonade a day. To make the lemonade, mix fresh lemon juice, organic grade B maple syrup, and cayenne pepper with distilled water. In addition, drink a salt-water mixture in the morning and a laxative tea at night. After 10 days you will lose weight, have clearer skin and increased mental clarity.

The Raw Food Detox Diet

In "The Raw Food Detox Diet," Natalia Rose wants to bring you to a more natural and healthful way of eating. The overall goal is to restore your body to raw foods that are absorbed more efficiently by our digestive system. The detox diet focuses on weight loss, enhancing your appearance and eliminating toxins in the body. It first eliminates all processed foods and promotes more fruits, vegetables and nuts into the diet. The Raw Food Detox Diet also emphasizes the consumption of more whole grains, lean protein and less saturated fat. Foods you are allowed to eat include avocados, sweet potatoes, pure maple syrup, nuts, eggs, whole-grain breads and cereal, raw goat cheese, fish and organic meats.

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