These are also referred to as free radicals that destroy the cells in our body, resulting in various diseases and illnesses, ranging from immune disorders such as asthma, to functional disorders such as arthritis and kidney related dysfunction, to liver disease, hypertension, migraines and even cancers.
To prepare yourself for water detox, during the day before your start: you should eat uncooked vegetables and fruits only. This reduces the levels of toxins in the body. Most people however use the night before as a starting point, by eating fruit only. During the detox period of 24 hours, only distilled water is preferabally drunk. Intake of water should not be less than 2 litres and need not exceed three litres maximum. For the experienced and initiated, the period of detox will include normal daily activity, even while rest and meditation is preferred. The beginner may however feel lethargic, sleepy, have headaches and feel dizzy during the period of fast. This usually subsides with water intake. However it is always prudent to consult your doctor before embarking on a fast, especially if you are on any medication. The end result of the day’s detox will usually be a feeling of heightened energy. The 24 hour water fast usually ends with a glass or two of fresh fruit juice.