Detoxing is a very hot topic these days. There are detox diets which include a plethora of juices, smoothies, shakes, soups, tonics, teas, and salads. These detox “diets” promise quick fixes for just about anything. But is it really the best way to detox?

What is detoxing?

Detoxing is your body’s natural process of flushing out toxins and eliminating other waste. The body does this through urine, feces, sweat and even through your breath. Even if you don’t put concerted effort into detoxing, your body will still do it. However, the body’s detox organs- the skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon- sometimes get bogged down by a poor diet, and need a little help. That’s where “doing a detox” can come into play.