The very word “diet”, like many others, came to us from the ancient Greek language, which denoted “lifestyle, diet.” And to this day under the diet understand a specific diet and a diet, which is calibrated by the number, caloric content, chemical composition and a cooking method. In other words, the diet is not synonymous with starvation. In turn, a diet for cleansing the intestine is a way to get rid of harmful substances (toxicants, for example), abandoning processed and high-calorie foods, thereby purifying the gastrointestinal tract.
There are a large number of different types of diets, including cleansing diets. The diet for cleaning the intestines has the following principles:
Preparation of the body
Edged changes in the diet can have a very negative impact on the overall health, so it is worth gradually giving up some types of food. First, it is sufficient to reduce the amount of sugar (and products containing it), salt and spices, exclude coffee and strong tea, spirits. It is also necessary to give up smoking since nicotine negatively affects the functioning of the intestine.
It is necessary to train yourself to eat at certain hours, calculating the approximate calories of meals and the ratio of proteins (25-35%) / fats (10-20%) / carbohydrates (40-50%). It is also essential to monitor the frequency of meals (5-6 times a day). To simplify the process, you can create a “food diary” and write down all the indications. And gadgets and numerous specialised applications are able to make it as easy as possible to control this task.
Lack of water in the body threatens violations of electrolyte balance and metabolism. And as during a diet the feeling of thirst usually decreases, it is necessary to be extremely attentive to this indicator, trying to drink about 2-3 litres per day.
The detox diet, in theory, should rid the body of the harmful substances that come with food, as it was written above. So, cleansing of the intestine is needed in the first place, since it passes toxins through itself and at the same time eliminates the products of metabolic processes coming from the liver. Accordingly, it is advisable to extend your menu with food that stimulates the activity of the intestine and to limit other types of food. This is the principle of how the diet works for cleansing the bowels.
Colonic irrigation which can be carried out by specialists of our clinic in London will help purify the intestines from harmful substances too.