Diet and Detox
Today we live at a pace that would have seemed unbelievable and indeed
impossible to our grandparents.
With the increasing demand of jobs, long travel, odd working hours, bringing
up children and hectic social lives. We tend to become tired and rundown.
Besides our bodies are under constant assault from pollutions, stress, bad
posture, sedentary jobs and own bad eating habits.
Over a period of time, these effects build up and emerge in many different
forms-everything from passing infections, skin eruptions, headaches & digestive
problems to serious conditions, such as ulcers, cancers and heart disease.
The more we overload over body, the more it sinks under the strain. When we
begin, detoxification-we give our bodies the chance to repair and cleanse and
restore a more balance state to the entire system.
Detoxification shows up in number of ways. Besides achieving a healthy weight,
you can expect to have a clearer skin, healthy looking hair, strong nails and
more energy. Detox also has a very calming effect on the mind, particularly if
it is combined with meditation. Above all this, it puts you on the right course
of long term health.
How It Works?
Our bodies are completely complex organisms in a state of constant growth and
renewal on cellular level. When we pour toxins into our bodies, it treats these
as a matter of urgency and works on processing them to render them harmless.
This leaves the body with less energy for everyday processes of cleaning,
healing and renewal. With increasing demands over a period of time, the body is
unable to keep up the pace and the strain begins to show on the overworked liver
and kidneys, leading to slowing down of body's performance.
When we detox, two thing happen. First, we stop overloading the body with
harmful substances and secondly, we give it plenty of the right nutrients to
actually speed up the elimination of old toxins and promote cell renewal.
As you rejuvenate the cells, become healthier and you look and feel younger!
The World Health Organisation (WHO) had clearly stated that Vitamin A, C & E are
vital for health. These vitamins, together with mineral selenium are known as
They can protect us not only against minor infections but also serious
degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart diseases, as well as conditions
that come with premature ageing. They work by acting as scavengers for free
We clearly need as many anti-oxidants as we can get! One of the best place to
find them is in fresh fruit and vegetables and that is why these foods are vital
for detoxification. Many nutrients are destroyed by cooking and that is why raw
food is much more effective as a source of health and forms the core of a
healthy diet plan.
Raw food and fresh juices have remarkable cleansing and regenerating effect on
the entire system, as they retain all their nutrients, which might get destroyed
while processing and cooking.
Juices, both fruit and vegetable are essential part of the whole process.
Besides they are easily assimilated by the body and contain all the nutrients
present in raw fruits and vegetables.
You can also choose from a wide range of delicious soups and salads. Try to
incorporate these eating habits into your daily diet. You can eat as much as you
want of the salad and soup meals. Remember to snack on as much fruit as you want
during the day, as well as having at least two fresh juices daily, herb teas and
of course, lots of water.
The detox diet helps to cleanse your system! The plan begins with a juice fast,
which eliminates toxins at a very low level, and then continues with a highly
nutritious food that promotes cellular renewal.
The diet might last for 2-4 weeks. By the fourth week you will be on your way to
establish a healthy diet for future. Below is an example of what a detox diet,
might look like to begin with:-
The First two Days:-
Breakfast: Natural yogurt with seeds. Apple and carrot juice.
Lunch: As much salad as you like made from any of the following raw
ingredients-cucumber, peppers, radishes, sprung onion, any kind of salad
Supper: As much as fruit salad you like made from fresh fruits with orange or
apple juice as sweetener.
You might drink plenty of water and herb tea throughout the day.
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Dated 30 May 2013