What is Detox?
Detox is an abbreviation of the word “detoxification”, which means cleansing of body. This can be done in several ways. I was on my first starvation diet, 10 years ago. A week of full of herbal tea and vegetable juice intakes and nothing else. I did this for a few days until I found out that I actually feeling much better and super fresh.
The body has an innate and fantastic ability to heal if we allow it. It is important to distinguish between a health issue and a disease issue. The health issue appears most often for a healthier lifestyle change when the body has been strong enough to deliver the toxins. It can last from a few days to several weeks. In this mode, it is important to support the body with rest, eat and drink alkaline and assume a positive liveliness.
Detox Water Recipes
Here i have compiled some of the awesome detox water recipes that will definitely help you boost your metabolism, increase fat burning process and help you lose weight.
Flush Cleansing Detox Water:
Pepper mint combined with cucumber slices and grapefruit is a best possible natural way of making detox water for everyday use. Grapefruit has a natural ability to increase metabolism and it helps greatly in flushing off excess toxic elements for your body. In this recipe you would be instructed to make detox water in very easy way. Use this water on daily basis for example in the middle of the day or 2-3 hours after lunch. You can even add extra taste by adding black pepper in a very thin crush form or by adding a pinch of salt. It would taste far better with ice cubes.
Detox Water for Weight Loss:
Kale has been known for centuries as a fast acting, naturally healing and simple way of detoxing whole body. Kale once boiled in a water adds a detoxing power and once it is mixed with lemon, coriander and cucumber would make it a powerful way of burning fat along with removal of all toxic elements. Drink it in morning right after you wake up and this would clean up your lever, stomach and would give a fresh start with extra energy
Lemon Mint Gree Tea:
More than half of people practicing detoxification of body uses green tea as a herbal way of achieving body energy and cleansing of excess fat. Green tea has been recommended by doctors and scientists all over the world as best treatment for obesity and various heart disease primary caused by excess body fat. One of the most studied theories is that green tea prevents cancer. The researchers conclude that at least 5 cups of green tea daily provides effective protection against a specific enzyme that is over-represented in most cancers. The higher content of healthy substances, particularly catechins, means that green tea is good for all aspects of your health. The content in the green tea is a variant of the catechins, which is know as EGCG.
Detoxing with Beets and Coriander:
Beetroot is an excellent source of folate and best source of manganese. From the Middle Ages, beets was used as a natural way of treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses directly related to blood and digestion. This recipe combines beetroots with lemon and coriander that will help rinse blood and eventually giving your mind a fresh start. I would recommend you to add this recipe in your daily book if you are overweight and have preventable disease.
Watermelon Detox Water for Weight Loss:
Watermelon is a best known treatment of diseases and symptoms like obesity, blood pressure, muscle soreness and many others. Watermelon contains vitamin A which makes it best choice for skin health because Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of skin tissues, including hair. This recipe is very simple to make and would hardly take few minutes to put all ingredients together.
Apple Cider Detox Water for Fat Burning:
For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. In this recipe its purpose is slightly different, i.e a very effective detoxing agent. It has widely been used for cleaning and disinfecting, treatment of nail fungus, lice, warts and various other infections. Apple cider vinegar has natural elements which protects body from harmful bacterias and thus making it a very good choice for treatment of face acne. This recipe is a combination of apple cider with peppermint cucumber and lemon. An excellent early morning or evening drink.
More Tips for a successful DETOX
Start your day with a glass of cooled, boiled water with the juice of half a lemon which would stimulate your metabolism
Never drink the water during or after food – water dilutes the gastric juice (consisting of; protein-degrading enzymes and hydrochloric acid) and affects overall digestion negatively.
Chew your food properly – one harried lifestyle where you do not chew your food properly or eating in parts reduces enzyme production and leads to poor absorption of nutrients important tool
Spicy, pickled food – taking slightly pickled cucumber (without sugar), ginger or with Tabasco before a meal promotes digestion
Relax when you eat – stress inhibits the release of stomach acid. Do not eat while you sit at your computer or while driving a car
Regular exercise adds digestive oxygenated blood and put burning up motions before the meal
Decreasing more fibers – good sources are fresh fruits or dried fruits like figs and prunes, vegetables, legumes. Or Supplement the diet with broken linseed , drink plenty of water when you increase your fiber intake
Do not combine proteins with carbohydrates during the same meal – protein requires other digestive conditions than starchy diet, avoid combining proteins such as meat, eggs, cheese and fish with carbohydrates like bread, rice, pasta or potatoes in a meal. Proteins or carbohydrates can be combined with salads and all vegetables, vegetable oils and nuts.
Fruit is a kind of “super food” – it passes quickly through the system, but avoid combining fruits with other foods, as it interferes with the digestion of both starch and protein. Eat fresh fruit up to 30 minutes before the meal but never after!
Organic Products – detoxification process is far more effective and result oriented if you eat organic products – these are grown without pesticides and have a higher content of vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables with a sharp cleansing effect include apples, grapes, kiwi, lemons, pineapples, pears, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, leeks and onions.
Shift your food to detox ones:
Besides usings detox water you can also shift your diet from non-detox to detox ones, simply use the replacement as described below:
|White sugar||Brown sugar, honey|
|White bread||Brown bread, or bread rich in fiber|
|Milk||Soy milk, Rice milk or water|
|Cheese||Cottage cheese, goat cheese|
|Beef, Pork||Chicken, Tuna or protein rich vegetables or lentils|
|Candies, snacks, cakes||Nuts, home made smoothies, home made popcorn|
|Coffee or Tea||Green tea, herbal tea|
|Beverages, soft drinks||Lemonade with sugar, fruit or vegetable juice|
|Refined salt||Sea salt, herbal salt|