Ever wondered if there is any weekend for your very own cleansing organ, Liver?
Friday night bash, Saturday night party, alcohol, Pizzas , Diet Pepsi, Canned juices …. All add to the unwanted additives like colourants, preservatives, etc which our body cannot metabolise.
Over the years, these toxins gets build up in our system so much so that it starts showing on our health. Lower immunity, acne, constipation, stomach bloat, poor digestion, gas, fatigue, weight gain, excessive mucus, poor concentration, headaches, poor skin, poor memory, depression, body odor, and bad breath are some of the repercussions.
Some health practitioners relate toxins to specific diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia (muscle and joint pain). Indeed, there is a new medical category, clinical ecology, which deals exclusively with how toxins in the environment affect our health.
So Let's Detox!
A detox can be a 1 day, 3 days, 7 days to a month program. The following is a very simple 1 day detox plan which can be practiced once a week or atleast once a fortnight to remain in the best of the health.
For detoxification, begin by taking a mild laxative the night before
Drink lukewarm water first thing in the morning to get the bowels working actively and start releasing toxins
Have a bowl full of fresh and seasonal fruits topped with handful of nuts like almonds, walnuts, few raisins in breakfast
Mid morning meal can be of coconut water, herbal teas, lemon water
Eat a light khichri or veg dahlia by 3 pm and then get some rest
Evening snack would be herbal teas or vegetable juice
Dinner would comprise of warm vegetable soups with steamed or sautéed veggies
What Foods to avoid?
Lentils and legumes
Soy and its products
What Foods to be included?
Fruits and vegetables
Clear veg soup
Nuts and seeds
Oils like flaxseed oil, olive oil.
Daily Detox Do's
Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day
Take the time to chew food well
Remove any disturbing element near you like your mobile phone or TV
Enjoy your meal with your loved one