For the forth year in a row I`ll be doing a January-body-cleanup after the typical December excessive food and drink orgy.
Why? Because I feel so much better afterwards. Plain and simple.
Why should you do a detox?
– Get rid of toxins
– Reset eating habits
– Boost energy level
My first meeting with detox was a one week strict cleanse.
God, was that difficult!
No double espresso in the morning? How ever was I to wake up? Also, I made the mistake of not being prepared; meaning I hadn`t stocked up on food I was actually allowed to eat. And believe me, you cannot wing a detox.
The following two years I adjusted the program so it worked better for my rheumatoid-body and also for it to include the family in most of the clean-meals. This means that I didn`t do only juices and teas, but incorporated solid foods. And I did a two week program instead of just one.
There are so many detox programs out there to follow or to be inspired by. Maybe you’ve already found one that fits you?
If not, feel free to click here and use this one week menu plan.
Please, share your successes or fails with detox in the comment field!
Yes, it can be a hassle to be tied to a fixed program, and if this is not for you then you can still naturally clean your body with adding more of the right foods, which naturally detoxifies, to your meals.
10 Foods that will naturally detoxify your body:
Cucumber: full of water, this veggie helps flush out toxins and alkalize the body.
Garlic: stimulates the liver to encourage production of detoxification enzymes.
Broccoli: delivers a large dose of vitamins while neutralizing and eliminating toxins.
Lentils: extremely fiber-rich, aids in toxin elimination, lower cholesterol, and balance blood sugar.
Organic Sunflower seeds: high selenium and Vitamin E, assist liver’s detoxing capabilities and prevent cholesterol build up in the blood and arteries.
Walnuts: infuse the body with healthy omega-3 oils.
Oats: lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protection against skin irritation and reduced constipation.
Citrus Fruits & Pepper-bell: vitamin C transforms toxins into digestible material. One pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange.
Grapefruit: a class of its own, grapefruit lowers cholesterol, prevents kidney stones and aids the digestive system, which set it apart from the other citrus fruits.
Mung beans: easily digestible bean that absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.