DETOX!!! The word says it all! Yes, in today’s junk–eating habits and low physical activity regime, one caters to various detox methods to lose weight and feel healthy! However, one needs to understand the true meaning of DETOX; The right way to do it and The correct duration you need to do it for. Detoxification simply means cleansing your blood, removing away all the toxins from the body through the liver, skin and kidneys. So, let’s have a look at the combinations that one can use to detox the body:
1. Fiber it up!
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Increase the amount of fiber in your diet, which would increase your roughage and metabolism. This in turn, would ensure clean bowels and improved digestive system. So, fill your salad bowls with cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, beets and radish. Pop it with few Flax seeds OR Chia seeds and olive oil!
2. The Desi Lemon-water
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Yes, drinking lemon water throughout the day helps to clean your system in a healthy way (just add lemon to your drinking water). The citric acid in citrus foods acts as a bleach on fats and thus, helps in breaking down rigid fat molecules.
3. Go Raw!
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Include raw/alkaline foods throughout the day. Start your day with fruits and milk. Lunch could be a bowl of sprouts with veggies, followed by an evening fruit and a bowl of veggies and few nuts. This works well for the colon and liver. However, make sure that all the raw foods are thoroughly washed, cleaned and freshly cut.
4. The Juicy way
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Fruit and vegetable juices are indeed an excellent way to cleanse and refresh your body! Follow a 3-4 days regime, three to four times in a year, in order to feel fresh, rejuvenated and relaxed!
In addition to these simple, food remedies, other remedies that people often use are bath salts, colon cleansing treatments, detox pills, etc. One should be careful while using these treatments, keeping in mind their health issues and the possible side effects associated with it.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and detox yourself for a new and refreshing YOU!
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