A diet plan that helps to remove toxins and poisons from the body is referred to as a detox diet.
It is also called as a cleansing diet. Accumulation of toxins has hazardous effects on the body and therefore it is imperative to get rid of them.
The idea is to eat pure and natural foods that aid the functioning of the lymph, kidneys and liver; and avoid all foods that hinder the smooth functioning of the body. While on detox diet it is advised to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water (1.5 to 2 liters) and cut down on junk food and processed foods. Caffeine and alcohol consumption is cut down. Therefore, detox diet also aids in weight loss.
However, there is not enough evidence to prove that detox diets work. Many detox diet plans are nutritionally insufficient. Poor nutrition can lead to muscle loss, fatigue and irritability.
Detox diet for a while is harmless but long term use of this diet plan can cause complications.