What Is A Body Detox Routine?

detoxAre you planning a body detox to cleanse your body? If you want to try a body detox either for your first time, or if you have done it before, you will want to have a detox routine.

So what exactly is a detox routine? Basically a detox routine is an all-natural method of cleansing your body by giving it the time and conditions it needs to rebuild and heal from the damages of daily life and the foods you eat and other substances you intake.

There are many different types of known detox routines. Some common types include:

  • juice fasting
  • water fasting
  • minimal eating/fasting
  • herbal detoxification
  • detox baths
  • colon cleansing
  • caloric restriction
  • and many more…

Your detox routine will be the specific plan that you take to detoxify and rejuvenate your body. It might be a pre-purchased plan that you get which contains all the steps needed for a healthy detox or it might be a plan that you helped formulate yourself.

You might want to try different detox routines or different combinations of different detoxification routines until you find one that works well for you. Once you find something that works well for you, you can continue to use it every time your body needs a detox.

How often you detox will also depend on your routine, the type of routine you use and how often you plan to use it. It will vary according to what your regular lifestyle is as well. After your detox, do you continue to eat healthy and avoid things that create a lot of toxins? If so, then you will not need your detox routine very often.

If you detox and then go back to a poor diet, caffeine and sugar and even nicotine, then you will need another detox sooner as your body will have more build up of toxins faster.

Apple and Maca Breakfast

apple and macaThis is a great energy booster in the morning and a perfect alternative to processed, sugary and refined breakfast cereals.

Ingredients
(Serves 1)

1 organic apple, diced or a nice ripe banana

Any combination of the following:

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) maca powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground flax seeds
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) raw honey or dark agave nectar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) raw tahini (sesame seed paste) or almond butter
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) raw hemp seeds
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) soaked seeds, i.e. sunflower, pumpkin or a mixture of both 5 ml (1 tsp) soaked raisins

Method

Place apple in bowl then add any combination of the other ingredients.
This is full of protein and complex carbohydrates, and will give you energy for hours!

Can a Detox Cleansing Diet hold the key to weight loss, more energy and better health?

If you are feeling tired, run down, suffer from constipation, gas, abdominal bloating, skin problems, achy joints, depression, allergies, and hard-to-shift weight gain, you are likely to be suffering from toxic overload.

Researchers have discovered that everyday toxins accumulate in your body causing havoc in your cells.

 

At Home Detox Tips

raw foodSome healing systems teach that raw salad vegetables especially lettuce, celery and carrots that are high in cellulose take a lot of enzyme power and energy to digest and release their nutrients.

These can be prepared for detox by cooking as a soup, by steaming, stewing or steam frying — a way of stir frying in minimum oil and liquid to protect the oil from damaging changes by heat.

Fresh vegetable juices on the other hand need no digestion. Their essential nutrients are absorbed very easily and they make up for the cooked vegetables which have lost their enzymes and some vitamin content.

A powerful blender can help break down the cellulose in plant foods and release the nutrients while retaining the fiber which is needed for health. Smoothies can very nutritious when prepared this way.

Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine, aims to cleanse the body of substances that cause disease and uses rice and vegetables cooked with warming spices to aid digestion.

Meal Planning

Once you have decided to go on your detox it will help to plan your menus in advance and make some preparations so that you can put your meals together quickly.

For example, it can help to cook pulses in advance and freeze them in suitable sized portions so they are ready to add to dishes. Some recipes include canned beans but it is always better to use freshly cooked ones if possible. If you choose to use canned beans, look out for ones that are packed in unsalted water.

Fresh vegetable stock is always better than stock cubes but if you have to use cubes then look for low salt or preferably salt free ones. Many processed foods are high in ‘table’ salt that can bad for your health but it can take some time to get used to food without it.

Using Herbs, Vegetables and Spices

The use of plenty of fresh herbs and a few spices can help to make your meals tasty in a different way.

Quinoa and millet, grain like seeds, are easier to find in supermarkets these days and they much less time to cook than whole grain rice if you are short of time. Brown Basmati rice cooks a little more quickly than regular wholegrain rice and is lighter and easier to digest.

Organic bean and seed sprouts are often easy to find as well so you don’t have to grow them yourself. Organic produce is always preferable especially for juicing.

Can a Detox Cleansing Diet hold the key to weight loss, more energy and better health?

If you are feeling tired, run down, suffer from constipation, gas, abdominal bloating, skin problems, achy joints, depression, allergies, and hard-to-shift weight gain, you are likely to be suffering from toxic overload.

Researchers have discovered that everyday toxins accumulate in your body causing havoc in your cells.

The Liver Cleanse Drink

liver cleanse drinkThis Liver Cleanse drink can be used anytime, whether you’re on a fast or not. It works really well for breakfast and should keep you going till noon without feeling hungry.

Generally, “they” say you should only use it for five days in a row, then wait a month or so before using it again. But in my opinion, it’s always about listening to your body. I would recommend to do it only three days in a row, but if you’re OK with it, five days in a row.

The operative ingredient for cleansing the liver is the olive oil. If you’re used to lots of olive oil, you can probably do it for longer than 5 days if you wanted.

Ingredients

(Serves 1)

  • 1 freshly picked lemon (Meyers lemon, preferably)
  • 1 freshly picked grapefruit (not pink, preferably)
  • 3/4 of a banana (on the firm side – no soft brown spots)
  • 1⁄4 cup Extra Virgin First Cold Pressed Olive Oil (organic, preferably)
  • Small chunk of fresh ginger (about 1/2″ squared or less)

Method

Cut citrus in half and extract juice, remove seeds, pour into blender. Peel banana, place 3/4 in blender. Peel ginger, place in blender. Measure out olive oil and pour in blender. Blend.

Can a Detox Cleansing Diet hold the key to weight loss, more energy and better health?

If you are feeling tired, run down, suffer from constipation, gas, abdominal bloating, skin problems, achy joints, depression, allergies, and hard-to-shift weight gain, you are likely to be suffering from toxic overload.

Researchers have discovered that everyday toxins accumulate in your body causing havoc in your cells.

 

 

 

Why Should You Detox?

why detoxAlthough detoxification therapies have been part of many health systems around the world for thousands of years detox has never been as important as it is today.

It is an undisputed fact that we all carry a frightening number of toxic chemicals in our blood and organs that have overwhelmed our detox system and remain in our bodies poisoning cells.

But the good new is that researchers have also discovered that certain foods will enhance the detox processes of your liver, your main organ of detox.

The Importance of Fruit and Vegetables

An abundance of fruit and vegetables supply important substances that are needed for detox but specific foods that can help support the liver detox process are: cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, turnips, bok choy, arugula (rocket), watercress; peppers, green leafy vegetables, garlic, onions, asparagus, avocado, walnuts, tomatoes, oranges, tangerines, lemons, caraway seeds, dill seeds, pulses and whole grains.

Chronic Illness Symptoms Often Disappear

Practitioners of natural medicine have shown that by giving your body a rest from heavy, hard to digest and nutrient deficient, processed foods and by increasing easily digested highly nutritious food and juices many of your ailments and chronic symptoms can simply vanish.

When the quality of the food coming into your body is of higher quality than the tissues that your body is made of, remarkable things start to happen. Your body starts to spring clean, removing the toxins stored in the tissues to make room for the superior materials which it uses to make new and healthier tissue.

Dramatic improvements in health have been reported and seen in people eating raw food diets. Eating food in its raw natural unprocessed state gives your body optimal nutrition.

All the amino acids, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, the essential nutrients that your body needs for health are obtained through a balanced diet of vegetables especially green leafy ones, fruits, nuts and seeds.