There's much more to a detox than just eating the right foods. There are many other ways to help cleanse your body more efficiently and give yourself more energy.
Dry Skin Brushing
Helps release toxins from blood cells and skin tissue into the lymphatic system, which runs through the whole body.
Take a bath with Epsom or Dead Sea Salts, which draws toxins from the body through the skin and balance the acid alkaline levels in the body. (1 kilo is about 2.99)
Drink plenty of Water
Water is the number one detoxifier. It cleanses the liver and kidneys and supplies the body with oxygen to the muscles when we are feeling tired.
Switch your normal tea for a herbal tea, (Normal teas can contain chemicals etc.) If you are a big coffee drinker give up gradually. By drinking coffee or alcohol you are depleting your body of minerals so you need to replace them. Eat green vegetables such as broccoli, Spinach and some fruit to rep;ace the minerals and vitamins.
A really important herb that supports the liver during the detoxification. You are releasing toxins from your skin tissue, fat cells and blood: your liver has to cope with more toxicity and needs this extra support. Milk Thistle
Is full of protein, Carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. It will help your body to regenerate and purify the blood further. SpIRUliNA
Is a rich source of vitamins, especially B Vits, as well as many minerals and trace elements. It will help your body's metabolism. Kelp
This organic oil contains the essential fatty acids Omega 3 Omega 6 and Omega 9 in an optimum balance, is cold pressed and is as close to its natural state as is possible. These fatty acids control the way that cholesterol works in our system. They play key roles in regulating the cardio Vascular, Immune, Digestive and Reproductive functions. They also play a role in inflammation, healing, function of the brain, body heat and calorie burning (weight loss). They improve the capacity of our liver and kidneys during detoxification and enhance the ability of the glands such as the Thyroid to do their job. and they improve gut integrity-better digestion, absorption of nutrients-and provide more fuel. Every organ in our body needs these fatty acids to work at its best. These are fat molecules that your body cannot make for itself. There fore we have to get them from foods and that's why eventually a no fat diet would have serious consequences, and a low fat diet would make you very sick. Udo's Oil
Flax Seed (Linusit Gold)
Another good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is a wonderful natural fibre, which soothes and protects the intestinal lining. It carries out lots of waste from the body, soften stools, prevent constipation and maintain regularity.
Top Tips, essential whilst detoxifying
- Drink water (normal temperature) and or herbal teas
- Rest when you can if you need to
- East lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Take fresh lemon juice and Milk Thistle to support the Liver
- Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible
- Avoid foods that create congestion in the colon and throughout the intestines
- Supplements of Organic Cold pressed oils/Flaxseed, Kelp and Spirulina will support the process
- Additional fibre such as whole grain rice, pasta, porridge, millet and quinoa should be added
- Keep warm
Foods To Support Detoxification
- Fruits (Limit Bananas)
- Vegetables (Moderate potatoes)
- Sunflower, Sesame, pumpkin Seeds
- Freshly squeezed juices
- Water and Herbal Teas
- Vegetable, Lentil Soups
- Whole grain rice, Millet grain, quinoa
- Fresh herbs, basil, etc
Foods That Create Congestion & Toxic Build Up
- Dairy, i.e. milk cheese yoghurt
- Sugar (cakes sweets etc)
- processed white bread, rice, pasta
- Tinned food
- Ready made meals
- Tea and Coffee