Detox - Challenge Yourself to a Fruit & Vegetable Detox

There are many healthful benefits to a fruit and vegetable detox. Nutritionists recommend eating at least five servings per day in order to improve your health and reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and heart disease. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with a fruit and vegetable detox.

You can challenge yourself to have a healthier lifestyle by changing some of your eating habits. For example, when you get the urge to snack, replace potato chips with raw vegetables. Replace that caffeine and calorie laden soda with fresh fruit or vegetable juice. Eat a salad for lunch instead of the fast food combo meal.


Before you know it, you are participating in a fruit and vegetable detox diet that will improve your health and restore your body's natural detoxification process.

Detox - Challenge Yourself to a Fruit & Vegetable Detox

Years of unhealthy eating habits have contributed to a build up of harmful substances in the body that are not easily removed through the natural detox process. You may be experiencing loss of sleep, anxiety, loss of energy and weight gain as a result.

A fruit and vegetable detox which includes raw and unprocessed foods will cleanse your body and help to improve your sleep, bowel movements and build a resistance to diseases.

A rich diet of almost any type of fruit that is fresh or frozen and full of fiber is much better than eating junk food. Apples, bananas, pears, lemons, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi and melons are just a few sources that you can eat to detox your body. Some of the best vegetables are carrots, turnips, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli Brussels sprouts and green leaves.

The importance of fiber for your digestive system cannot be stressed enough. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown the lasting benefits of a fruit and vegetable detox. The following list describes the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables.

  • Fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • Eating fruits and vegetables which contain lots of potassium will decrease bone loss and the development of kidney stones.
  • Protection against stomach and colon cancers with a fruit and vegetable diet.
  • Fruits and vegetables are a low calorie way to maintain a healthy weight and body mass index.

A fruit and vegetable detox diet should not be seen as merely a weight loss fad, but rather as a way of life. Once you see and feel the difference in your body and the improved performance of your digestive system, eating the right foods will become more than a habit. It will become a way of life.

Detox - Challenge Yourself to a Fruit & Vegetable Detox

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(c) 2008. Sandy Halliday is a nutritionist and health researcher with over 20 years experience of many different types of detoxification programs. She is passionate about detox for the prevention of disease and aging and for the improvement of many health problems. She is the author of a new ebook The Definitive Detox Diet