A weekend of junk food binging or generally feeling unhealthy can make one consider detoxing.
Detox diets are especially popular with celebrities, like Gwyneth Paltrow, who went on an elimination diet after finding out she had anemia, high cortisol levels and a vitamin D deficiency.
For a few weeks, Paltrow cut out coffee, alcohol, dairy, eggs, sugar, shellfish, wheat, meat, potatoes, soy, corn and all processed foods.
Paltrow and her family primarily live on a gluten free diet and she does an elimination/detox diet a few times a year.
But can eliminating foods really help the body detox?
Dr. Robb Bird, with Transformyou Weight Loss Clinic, explains the benefits.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Diet Hour-by-Hour
7am - room temperature lemon water
8am - Herbal Tea
10am - Berry Protein Shake with Greens made with Almond Milk
11:30am - Coconut Water as a mid-morning snack
1:30pm - Lunch is all about raw veggies such as carrots, radishes, green beans, cucumbers and zucchinis, topped with carrot and ginger dressing
4pm - It's juicing time with juices such as beet, carrot, apple and ginger juice
6pm - Dinner consists of salad with avocado or steamed fish, quinoa and roasted squash