9 Most Popular Cleanse and Detox Diets
For those of us looking to clear give our bodies a fresh start by clearing out all those pesky toxins, we outline nine of the most popular cleanses that can help you cleanse your body for the newyear. *note: It's always a good idea to talk to a health professional before starting a cleanse or detox program(10 Photos)
Most Popular Cleanses
Looking to spring clean your body? If so, a cleanse might be right for you. But with so many cleanse options available today, we walk you through nine of the most popular cleanse programs.Masterfile
The Master Cleanse
Probably the most well-known cleanse, this 10-day program involves drinking six to 12 glasses daily of a maple syrup/lemon juice/water/cayenne pepper lemonade and taking daily laxatives. Promising to detoxify your body and ditch extra pounds, it also has an Ease-in/Ease-out option where start and finish the program eating fruits and veggies and drinking juices and broths.
Who’s done it? Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Beyoncé
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David Kirsch's 48-Hour Supercharged Cleanse
Touting the motto “If you’re chewing, you’re cheating!” this two-day cleanse involves subsisting on several glasses of a drink made up of ingredients such as acai berry, milk thistle, Vitamin B-12s, cranberry extract and more. The diet promises to kick-start your metabolism as well as cleanse your system.
Who's done it? Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler
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A short-blast program, cleansers can choose from a one-day or three-day cleanse and order according levels of juices. While you can’t make these juices yourself, the program promises a variety to tip back including Red Giant (made up of beets, carrots, ginger and pineapple), Salaba’t Lemon (ginger, honey and lemon) and many yummy more.
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The Candida Cleanse
Designed to treat an overgrowth of yeast and fungus in your system, there are two diets to choose from: a simpler, seven-14 day diet where you eat only steamed or raw veggies (no starchy veggies) plus down daily a detox drink and liver drink. The second option is the ‘colon cleanse’ diet, a three to seven-day plan where you take in only detox drinks and vegetable broths and, optionally, incorporate colonic irrigations.
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The Clean Program
This detoxifying three-week program is reminiscent of the meal replacement shakes diet—you drink flavoured shakes twice a day and take program-approved supplements, but you’re also allowed a lunch made from a pre-approved list of foods (think mango, brown rice, and lentils.) Detoxifying habits like meditation and massage are encouraged.
Who’s done it? Gwyneth Paltrow (who created a spin off program, the Goop cleanse), Mariska Hargitay, Demi Moore
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Dr. Oz's 48-Hour Cleanse
The good doctor’s quickie cleanse focuses on cleaning out the kidneys, colon and liver through a plan combining juices and healthy meals—think quinoa with prunes and fruit smoothies. And instead of downing a juice, the doctor also lets you choose munching on raw veggies to complete the program. Additional suggestions to improve effectiveness include drinking Dandelion tea and taking Epsom salt baths.
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Colon cleansing can take one of two paths—either through supplements, teas and laxatives, which push out all toxins from your colon—or you turn to a colon irrigation which involves pumping water up through your rectum by a colon therapist and then flushing out the water and toxins.
Who’s done it? Britney Spears, Oprah, Kim KardashianMasterfile
The BluePrint cleanse starts by selecting a level of cleanse—renovation, foundation or excavation (a.k.a. beginner, medium, advanced)—and your drinks vary from there. Some involve cashew nut milk, others green juices and more. Cleansers can also opt for the Juice ‘til Dinner program, which involves a combination of vegan and mostly raw meals and juice.
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