In this article I would like to touch on some natural foods that can detox and recharge your system. Whether your looking to cleanse your system from toxic substances you plan to overcome, or you are merely looking to rejuvenate your system for a healthier new you.
Detoxification, in short(detox) is the psychological/medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism mainly carried out by the liver. This can be referred to the period of withdraw in which an organism returns to homeostasis after a long term use of an addictive substance.
Homeostasis is the property of a system that variables are regulated to keep internal conditions stable and basically constant.
Detoxing concentrate on eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, cranberries, kale and spinach, these are all antioxidant rich foods. Other foods that help the body produce their own antioxidants you can try would be garlic, onions and eggs.
Another form of toxins are pesticides, organic foods are an excellent choice, but if you’re not able to go that route, you can choose produce that have thick skins you can peel off, there’s a less chance of contamination.
If you can drink eight to twelve glasses of water a day or a non-caffeinated tea, chances are you’ll be sweating plenty of toxins out of your system.
Another good thing to try to avoid would be processed foods, fast food, fried food, red meat, dairy, caffeine, sugar and alcohol.
Good things to snack on would be nuts or fruit from the organic isles, or maybe a salad with chicken or salmon dressed with lemon juice and maybe some virgin olive oil.
Herbal detox tea would be a good recommendation. Tea that contains ginger are an antioxidant that stimulates circulation and flushes toxins from your system. You can try licorice tea, licorice expels mucus and dandelion which supports digestion and liver function.
If you continue on a healthy detox diet for a month, your energy levels will be much higher as your weight, cholesterol and blood sugar drop.
Next I want to guide you through a diet plan that will be a surefire way to cleanse your system of toxins while removing toxins and extra body fat.
Raw fruits and vegetables have more of the nutrients you need than cooked, so always make sure that when you go and do your grocery shopping that you load up on plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
How to detoxify with smoothies
I recommend that a good way to cleanse your system and detoxify it is with smoothies. Now for some smoothie recipes that are easy to make and delicious and you can enjoy these everyday, you can even replace meals with them, so there also good for when you are on the go.
Detox smoothie recipes
Smoothies are easy to make and it’s made easy when you have a blender sitting right on your kitchen counter. All you need is your favorite fruits and vegetables and you can taylor them to suit your own desire.
A nutritious green you can include in all your smoothies, even if you aren’t real excited about greens is baby spinach. It has virtually no flavor and will boost your metabolism, you won’t even notice it camouflaged with fruit.
Add all your choice ingredients in the blender, then blend until smooth. If you want it cold you can either freeze the fruit or buy it frozen, or you can add a half cup of ice.
It’s best to use fresh ingredients. You can use frozen fruit and vegetables If fresh is not available, just make sure you get organic in frozen and fresh, otherwise you might be adding pesticides to your system when you are trying to rid your system of those nasty toxins.
Detox smoothies basically always contain leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach along with your favorite fruit like bananas, pineapple, apple’s, berries, water, ice, unsweetened almond milk or coconut water is quite often added to thin it out for easier blending.
Other good ingredients to include in your detox smoothie could include yogurt, lemons, limes, celery, cranberries, mango, watermelon, almonds, ginger, dandelion greens, watercress, wheatgrass, beets, avocado, green tea, spiraling and angular.
Seeing as though your goal is to drink these smoothies as often as you like, so I would try to encourage you to try different ingredients and experiment a little. When it comes to losing weight fast, you can’t beat a green smoothie cleanse.
You need a plan
Now that we have built a solid foundation on detoxing and cleansing your system, I would suggest keeping at the cleanse for thirty days. It would be a good idea to set some goals, set a detox goal of smoothies and wholesome salads as the mainstay of your diet.
You can start off your morning with a tasty smoothie for breakfast, this would also be of benefit if you’re in a hurry before you head to the office or if you do a lot of traveling. You can make up some extra smoothies to take along with you in thermal cups if you do a lot of traveling.
For lunch you can enjoy a nice and hearty salad. Now the list of things you can put on your salad are endless. To give you just a little taste of what you can add to make a great salad, I have included a few ingredients to give you some ideas. Spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, squash and red cabbage are a few ingredients that can get your thoughts turning. Any fresh vegetables always stir up the variety and add plenty of crunch.
A real good dressing you can try would be lemon dressing. This dressing there is no need to worry about, it’s good for you.
Other ingredients you can try are all perfect for your detox diet are apple cider, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, garlic, ginger, cilantro chopped and sea salt.
For you meat lovers, chicken, turkey and salmon are all excellent choices you can go with. Now for preparation of your choice of meat for your salad, you should bake, that is so much more healthier for you than fried.
I hope that what I have laid out for you here will help you and maybe clear up any misconceptions you may have had. Just give this a try for the next thirty days and you will be surprised at the results you see. In till next time, eat smart and train like a superhero.
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