The festive season is on and we can not avoid eating unhealthy. I find people doing a salt water flush detox very often after eating badly, (Psst! Don’t tell anyone, even I do it sometimes 😛 )
Have you heard about weight loss with salt water flush?
Salt water flush to detox is gaining immense popularity as they claim to reduce constipation, bloating and also cleanse the colon resulting in weight loss. However, at the same time this weight loss procedure is getting mixed reviews. People call it a home remedy that is not safe enough. To know more about salt water flushes, keep reading!
Should we avoid weight loss with salt water flush! Why?
It is said that a salt water flush can aid weight loss, reduce fluid retention and improve your digestion. On the flip side, it is always said that the body is capable of cleansing itself without the need of any flushes. It is extremely important that talk to your doctor before trying out any such remedy. A salt water flush can be dangerous for anyone with an existing ailment.
Salt water flush is adding 2 tsp of Himalayan pink salt to a glass of water and drink it. You are free to add some lime and either drink in one go or slowly. Salt water flushes are meant to detoxify the colon when you are on a cleansing program like a juice fast or something else. It is believed that during detox programs toxins are sent to the colon and need to get removed. This responsibility is usually entrusted to what is called a salt water flush.
Those who are in favor of colon cleansing say that a lot of medical problems crop up due to the toxins present in the colon. Therefore, they say that you need to cleanse the colon so that your immunity increases and energy levels get better.
What a salt water flush does is that it helps the colon in removing all the old fecal waste and toxins inside you. Proponents of this procedure say that it is quiet safe. However, the medical community has something else to say. They are against this practice as it has a number of risks involved.
What are the risks involved in salt water flush?
Have a look at the risks involved in going in for a salt water flush below:
- The side effects can be serious nausea, vomiting and weakness.
- There are chances of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
- Muscle spasms
- Feeling confused
- Feeling lethargic
- Convulsions and seizures
- Heart problems
- Blood pressure issues (due to intake of excessive salt)
The above side effects clearly indicate that salt water flushes are not advisable. If you want to go in for one, you should speak to your doctor and proceed only if it is safe for you.
Those of you who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive issues and other medical problems should say NO to salt water flush and cleanse.
Expecting mothers and nursing moms should not go in for salt water cleanses at any cost.
Hope this post on why to avoid salt water flushes has been enlightening!
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