A Guide To Detox and Diet
A Detox Diet is a way of cleansing the body of unwanted toxins with the additional benefit of losing weight. 1 day will help remove accumulated toxins; 1 to 4 weeks will have the additional benefits of a more complete detox and a loss of unwanted pounds.
Why Detox and Diet?
It makes you feel (after the initial "healing crisis" some people get) like a million dollars, gives you the energy to get up at dawn with the kids, be more awake, lively and physically alert.
How to Detox and Diet.
1. Eat mainly fruit and vegetables.
As little Cooking as possible preserves the natural benefits.
Fresh fruit juices and soups are a tasty way to get the benefit.
2. Avoid red meat, processed foods and ready-made meals.
Red meat is harder for the body to digest and results in more toxins.
Freshness is the key, the vital ingredients in all foods are easily destroyed.
3. Restrict sugar, salt, dairy products and wheat-based foods.
This includes milk, butter, cheese, wheat pasta, bread, cakes and biscuits.
4. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day.
Ideally at room temperature. This flushes the toxins out.
5. Eat high fibre foods.
For example pulses, porridge and brown rice to keep the bowel moving.
6. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.
An occasional lapse will not destroy the effect, but keep to a minimum.
7. Drink herbal teas.
These offer a pleasant alternative to water and can have cleansing properties.
8. Brush your whole body with a firm dry brush twice a day.
Brushing towards the heart stimulates the lymphatic system which is essential for a healthy immune system and for purifying the blood.
9. Take regular exercise.
This can mean simply walking to the shops instead of taking the car, or using the stairs for a couple of floors rather than taking the lift.
Be sensible, if you are not used to exercise, take advice and build up gradually.
10. Support your detox organs and general metabolism with supplements.
Milk Thistle is thought to actively remove toxins from liver cells and prevent the entrance of fresh ones. It has also been shown to help damaged liver cells recover.
Multivitamins and minerals are essential for processing foods and removal of toxins.
Kelp is a concentrated source of minerals, including iodine. This is required to make the thyroid hormones which are essential in the regulation of metabolism.
Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids have many properties that are useful. They are anti-inflammatory and keep the skin and immune system healthy. Udo’s Choice Blend of oils is the best. It contains all three and costs £16.43 for 500ml.
Go on, go for it! You know you’ll feel better afterwards!
Information supplied by:
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St. Peter's, Broadstairs
Tel: 01843 600201
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