Fruit Cleanse: Detoxify your Body

Dr. Gulneer Puri    04-08-2021 Consult

If you are looking to naturally detox your body of harmful toxins and chemicals, a fruit cleanse is the way to go. Spread over three days, fruit cleanse is a quick way to lose weight (although you will gain it back after a couple days) and will help you feel lighter and healthier.


Fruit cleanses encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is essential for a healthy lifestyle. However, if you suffer from sugar problems, diabetes, or other ailments that affect your diet, make sure to tailor the cleanse to suit your body.

The fruit cleanse consists of a three day rigorous routine of:


-Drink at least 12 glasses of bottled or filtered water each day

-Avoid non-water beverages, including coffee and tea

-Eat any type of fresh fruits (no frozen, dried, or canned fruits), preferably organic

-Have salad in the evening - all non-starchy, preferably organic, vegetables

-Avoid exercising

-Consume supplemental protein drinks

Following points should be kept in mind before starting the fruit cleanse-

i) Ideally, a body can be detoxed within five days. During these five days, one has to primarily consume citrus fruits like orange, sweet lime, pineapple, apple, kiwi, grapes, grapefruit, litchi, blueberry, strawberry, cherry and others.


ii) Intake of fruits like banana/custard-apple/chikoo/guava/avocado should be limited up to 2 (total) per day. The total weight of the fruits consumed in a day should not exceed 1.5 kg. Two servings of coconut water in a day should also be included.


Benefits -

i) The body's reaction to fruit does not stop in the mouth. It continues as the digestive system accepts food rich in enzymes. These enzymes carry out all the functions of digestion, giving the pancreas much-needed rest. Fruit sugars, compounded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, are optimally utilized by every cell in the body.


ii) Most fruits do not create mucus, a sure sign of how clean and suited this fuel is, to our metabolic needs. The fibres that are left behind in the colon are moist and act as a cleansing agent. They soften and then remove years of impacted mucus and other stubborn deposits in the intestines.


Note: Before trying any new diet program such as this one, it is absolutely necessary to have the permission of your physician or a registered medical practitioner. This diet does not cause any long-lasting fat-loss hence it should not be tried for the same.