There are various ways to detox. The best-known is a juice fast.
Detox holiday with juices (or juice fast)
So as to give the body a break, no solid foods are consumed on a juice fast. This is replaced with water, herbal teas and juices. The latter are made from fruits and vegetables that are known to help eliminate toxins and cleanse the gut. Spinach, carrots, lemon and celery, for example. Though you’ll be surprised at the original and creative combina¬tions you’ll be treated to.
Where can I do a juice fast?
There are some lovely resorts that offer juice fasts, including the Sianji Wellbeing Resort in Turkey, Shanti-Som in Spain and Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand. We also run special detox weekends in the Netherlands. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious and nutritious juices, soups and shakes made with fruits, vegetables and herbs. It is also common to be given special water and nutritional supplements to support the detoxification process. Some programmes also include colonic irrigation, as is the case at Sianji Wellbeing Resort. Other resorts, such as Absolute Sanctuary, offer special activities and treatments to aid detoxification.
What is a detox?
A detox usually entails juice fasting (fasting on juices), but it can also mean consuming a light, plant-based diet and avoiding coffee, alcohol and processed foods. On a detox holiday or weekend, you will be detoxifying your body. A brief period without food – or with very little of it – gives your body the chance to recoup and rid itself of all toxins stored within.
Many of the things we consume, for example coffee, alcohol, sugar, meat and wheat, are difficult for our bodies to digest and process. And the artificial additives food contains these days, such as hormones, preservatives, pesticides and chemicals, are all toxins that are foreign to our bodies. When our bodies don’t know what to do with them, they build up in our tissues, organs, blood and intestines. This causes all kinds of complaints and illnesses; from stomach, bowl and kidney issues to weight gain, fatigue, headaches, eczema and sleeping difficulties. Psychological conditions can also be caused by excess toxins.
Healthier and lighter thanks to detox
A brief period without food – or with very little of it – gives your body the chance to recoup and rid itself of all toxins stored within. A cleansed, healthier, energised and more efficient body is not the only benefit to a detox. Detoxing also helps rebalance the gut flora, making it more effective, improving metabolism and immunity. Some people can also lose weight after a detox – a welcome side effect for many!
The best juice fast hot spots
Below you will find the list of the hotels that offer detox holidays and detox programmes and give an option to do this with a juice fast.
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