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3 Cleanses That Are Worth Going On

Cleanses are notoriously divisive in the health community. One school of thought is that you need to go on a periodic cleanse to get rid of toxins that accumulate in the body. On the other hand, your body has its own filtration system in the form of organs that filter out toxins. Overall, if you do choose to go on a cleanse, experts recommend that you choose one that is relatively brief and nonrestrictive.

Because your calorie intake is low, it is recommended that you don’t work out or keep your physical activity to a minimum to avoid harm. And if you are sick or have health conditions, skip the cleanse and try eating clean instead. These cleanses are a little more balanced than the famous Master Cleanse of spicy lemonade so check them out if you’re curious about cleansing.

1. Green Smoothie Diet

Smoothies are notoriously unhealthful due to the high sugar content of fruit and dairy. A green smoothie diet relies on vegetables as your primary source of nutrition and is thus more healthful. You can also add green mixes to your vegetables for added benefits.

2. Souping

Souping is the new juicing. It’s a low-calorie way to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need by sipping on broths and pureed veggies. Unlike juicing, there aren't crazy amounts of sugar involved and most people are satisfied enough that they don’t get light-headed from hunger.

3. Elimination

Try eliminating something from your diet, like all sugar or dairy. These plans are rarely sustainable but they can help you get a better grasp on what you’re eating and help you get on a healthier track once you try to cut it out. This can also help you figure out if you have a food sensitivity, like gluten, without giving up all of your nutritional intake.

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