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Detox – Good or Bad?

The detoxification process involves removal of toxic and harmful substances and cleansing of the skin, kidneys and colon. A healthy liver, kidney, skin, lymphatic and bowel function is essential in preventing toxic build up in the body. Our bodies are constantly under great deal of toxic stress due to environmental pollutants found in the air we breathe, the food we eat and product we use. As a result, harmful toxins can become trapped in our system and impair our overall health and well being.

Signs which tells you that skin detoxification is needed:

  • Dry and dull looking skin
  • Blemishes,uneven skin texture
  • Acne like breakouts
  • Premature aging
  • Frequent skin allergies
  • Brittle nails
  • Cellulite
  • Skin appearing puffy

Detoxification cleanses the body, clears the skin and enhances the senses,helps in weight loss, improves fertility, flexibility and improves digestion, increases vitamins and mineral absorption, purifies, reduces blood fat levels. Reduces symptoms of toxicity, rejuvenates, rest organs and slows aging. It is proven that people can feel focused and energetic during and after detox diets.

Things to Consider

If you’re considering a specialized detox treatment or diet – do it under supervision of Registered Dietitian. Detox diets that severely limit protein or that require fasting can results in fatigue or dehydration. Long term fasting can results in fatigue or dehydration and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Colon cleansing can cause cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting.

Tip- Detox is just the new fad trick to keep your skin and health in optimum condition by providing the motivation and efforts required to maintain it.

Here are two Quick Healthy Detox Recipes:

Green Liver Detox Smoothie

Green Liver Detox Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 5 florets of broccoli
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 cup pineapple,chopped
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds, pre-soaked
  • 600 ml water

Method: Blend all the ingredients together in a blender,serve in a glass and enjoy.

Detox Water

Detox Water

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Ingredients:

  • 2 liters of water
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 10-12 mint leaves

Method: Steep overnight in fridge. Also great for general detox including clear skin.

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