Detox for a Healthy Summer & a Healthy Life
7 Foods to Avoid & 7 Foods to Eat!
Discovering the Benefits of Detoxification it is an important asset to your health
Anytime of the Year, No matter what the Season!
Detoxing for Any Season
Detoxing is a vital practice for maintaining optimal health, preventing sickness and restoring health at any time of the year. Whether you want to avoid seasonal allergies, boost your energy, or cleanse your body, detoxing can benefit your health in many ways. In this article, you will learn how to detox effectively and enjoy the feeling of freshness and vitality.
Benefits of Detoxing
Detoxification is a vital aspect of maintaining your health. Why? Because you are constantly exposed to harmful substances from various sources, such as the air, food, medications, cleaning products, and skin and body care products. These substances can overload your body and cause symptoms such as weight gain, skin problems, headaches, fatigue, bloating, colds, allergies, and general malaise. The good news is that you can support your body’s natural detoxification process by regularly doing some detoxing methods. These methods can help you eliminate the toxins from your body, restoring your energy, health and well-being. Many people make detoxing a regular part of their lifestyle once they experience the benefits.
Detoxing Every Day with Fresh, Healthy Food!
As the warmer weather is coming, this is a relatively easy transition since consuming salads and fruits are a great choice for healthy detoxification without feeling hungry. Detoxification is not necessarily about fasting, however. It is about removing the items that have large amounts of artificial colours, additives, preservatives, salt, sugar and really you probably should not be eating anyway, or keeping to a bare minimum. The best way to support your body’s detoxification process is with fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds, organic chicken, wild caught fish and fruit.
Foods to Avoid
It is important that to detox efficiently it is important to eliminate these foods.
- All forms of commercial sugar don’t add it to anything.
- All forms of dairy except Organic Greek Yoghurt or you can switch to Coconut Yoghurt
- Wheat, Yeast and Gluten products such as bread, biscuits, cakes, buns and rolls.
- All instant or refined coffee – Pure black coffee dripolator or plunger with no added sugar or milk and only one cup per day in the morning.
- All processed and packaged foods that have chemical additives, artificial flavours and preservatives.
- Stay away from Fast Food outlets and restaurants unless they use organic produce
- Eliminate alcohol, soft drinks and commercial juices. I would like to say forever, but during the time that you have allocated for a serious detox. You will find that after your detox that you won’t be led to including them into your life as readily as before.
Foods to Eat
There are plenty of fresh food choices that are going to help with your detoxification.
- Brown or basmati rice
- Fresh fruits and vegetables (if possible, organic)
- Grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet and buckwheat
- Legumes and beans
- Organic Chicken & Wild Caught Salmon
- Free Range Eggs
- Nuts and seeds (unsalted and unseasoned)
- Extra-virgin olive oil, Organic Coconut Oil
- Filtered Water
- Herbal teas such as Green tea, Dandelion tea, Peppermint, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Pomegranate. The list just goes on and on.
Filtered Water & Why it is Important!
Fresh, filtered water is a major component in supporting you with healthy detoxification and hydration. Even without the detox most of you would know that the recommended intake of water is 8 – 10 glasses per day, preferably at room temperature. Water helps with the removal of waste from your bloodstream, it prevents you from becoming dehydrated which leads to kidney problems, trouble thinking. Water helps boost your metabolism and adding lemon to it helps with alkalizing your blood stream which is important as a protection against disease. Lemon is also a great source of vitamin C.
Exercise & the Importance to Detoxing
By including 30 minutes of exercise each day this will help mobilize your lymphatic system, helping with the elimination of waste products as well as boosting your immune system. Exercise can be as simple as a 30-minute brisk walk once again, mowing your lawns, going for a swim, vacuuming the house. If you would like the company of other people you might like to join a yoga, Pilates or Dance class.
Meditation is not exactly classed as exercise but is helpful for detoxing the mind from negative or harmful thoughts. Focusing on deep breathing during meditation helps improve your heart and lungs. It is no more beneficial for you to overload your body with harsh or extreme exercise; however, it needs to something each day for supporting healthy detoxification, muscle tone and a healthy heart.
Bathing and Skin Brushing for Detoxification
Skin brushing – your skin is your largest organ of elimination for toxic substances. By simply brushing the skin with a dry brush, it helps stimulate both lymphatic circulation and blood flow, and remove dead skin cells, encouraging new cellular regeneration. Always brush toward your heart as this is important when it comes to the flow of your lymphatic fluid.
Baths – in our fast world of daily showers often the importance of a bath is not a consideration. Bathing is a great way to not only detox, but to relax and unwind at the end of a long day or to begin a new day. Add a cup of Magnesium flakes, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of your favourite essential oil/s.
Make Detoxing a Part of Your Everyday Life
As you can see once you begin to put these simple, yet effective detox strategies into place, it won’t be difficult to keep them as part of a regular weekly routine. And don’t forget the children, this will assist in keeping them healthy and free from ill-health and disease.
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