I’m tired all the time, should I try a detox diet?
Detox diets may promise amazing results in a limited amount of time. They often claim to flush toxins from your body leading to more energy and weight loss.
However these detox diets are often very rigid and can remove whole food groups which can be dangerous, especially for children, adolescents, pregnant or breastfeeding women and older adults.
Fortunately, healthy adults have extraordinary systems for waste removal. Our lungs, kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and immune system remove and neutralise toxic substances within hours after we eat them.
The key to feeling more energised is to include plenty of healthy nutritious foods in your eating plan and get rid of any unhealthy habits.
Alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, saturated and trans fats, soft drinks and refined sugary foods will leave you feeling tired and run down. Eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grain foods, and regular exercise will have you feeling better in no time!
So people, save your money on supposedly amazing detox products and plans that make unrealistic promises. Instead do a clean out of your food pantry and fridge, removing packaged and processed foods and stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Create a meal plan and make up a few meals ready to go. Remember, if you KEEP HEALTHY FOOD IN THE FRIDGE YOU'LL EAT HEALTHY FOOD!