Think of a detox cleanse as a 2-3 days fasting to purify every organ in your body especially the liver, the kidneys, colon and the skin (which is the largest organ in your body!) A cleanse doesn’t necessarily require a harsh starvation diet, which tends to suck all your energy! On the contrary, just change your regular menu to one which contains more detoxifying foods such as fruits, leafy greens, legumes, and other “secret“ weapons.
It’s Monday- the perfect time for an overall cleanse after the weekend indulgences, which might have loaded you up with too much sugars, fats and toxins. Give your body a royal treatment to feel rejuvenation both inside and outside! Detoxification means purification- the body tries to eliminate most of the toxins that build up inside you. Substances such as pesticides, environmental pollutants, and other poisons pollute your body constantly. That is why the detox is essential to your overall health. But total body cleansing usually requires severe caloric deprivation. Just try to stay away from artificial foods, fatty processed foods, pesticides and hormones (also not margarine or butter.) Let’s go raw, pure and simple!
A good way to detox naturally is to increase your daily portion of vegetables – they are packed with all the essential nutrients required to stabilize indigestion problems and help lubricate the intestinal walls when flushing out toxins. Add to your meals vegetables like carrots, celery, asparagus, cabbage, beets, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic and onions. The strong smell of garlic and onion may be quite irritating after a tasty meal, but their pungent flavor won’t diminish their health benefits -through the detoxing period they will help to reduce levels of heavy metals in your body.
Give a boost to your digestive tract with leafy greens: kale, spinach, or arugula. Get in the habit of eating and drinking your vegetables: besides salads eat vegetable based soups or drink vegetable smoothies. If you don’t go crazy for veggie smoothies try to combine them with fruits: for example use kale, spinach as greens and add strawberries and pineapple to add fragrance as well as ground flax seeds, chia seeds which add additional fiber.