The ever-popular detox system has been a staple of wellness regimens for years. But as it turns out, there's so much more at the heart of detoxing besides weight loss and trendy juice mixes. To find out exactly what we should know about the health craze, we spoke to Sylvie Beljanski, owner of The Beljanski Wellness Center, to get the full scoop on ways to purify the body. Here, she explains what exactly detoxing means, why we should do it, and how to do simple DIY cleanses at home.
9. Sugar Detox
People hoping to curb their sugar cravings often try sugar detoxes to increase their energy levels (zero sugar crashes to blame) and lose weight. A detox involves cutting added sugars from your diet—killing all dessert options, sweetened beverages, and processed foods from the menu. For people hoping to take a moderate approach, they can substitute sugars with all-natural options in fruit form.