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Detox Diet

A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) other than meal plan for weight loss , will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime will be avoided.

Detox diets are controversial. Many feel that most of the so-called "medical science" presented in these diets is nothing more than fiction. It is true that most of these diets have quite severe restrictions, and should be embarked upon with great care.

We abuse our body with ingestion of ready to eat foods, processed foods prepared with added chemicals, colors and artificial flavors in the foods disturb our digestive system which later affects the absorption of nutrients leading to gradual collapses of physiological health such as colon cancer. Poor digestion increases the toxin levels in our body. The health could suffer from innumerable problems to begin with constipation, headaches, backaches, irritable bowel syndrome, distended abdomen, bad breath, difficulty in losing weight, hypertension, skin problems to colon cancers and so on. To detox and cleanse the body of toxins one needs to follow a very special diet that gradually cleanses the body and also revitalizes and nourishes it with adequate nutrients. This will help the bodily systems to synchronize with the other bodily systems. This would lead to rejuvenation of physiological health. This will enhance your psychological and emotional health too.

There are two complimentary processes that go on in the human body nourishing and cleansing if we do not regulate them with proper dietary habits the body gradually builds up toxins. Therefore one needs to detoxify and cleanse the whole system, since sweets, chocolates and alcohol have abused your bodies.

A plan of 4 weeks to detoxify your body would consist of exercise, healthy foods with partial and complete fast with fruits and vegetable juices to cleanse the whole system.

The vital fluid diets observed in this plan would help in purifying the body by neutralizing toxins. It replenishes the body with vitamins and minerals. Thus it would cleanse and rejuvenate the body with vigor, strength and a sense of wellness in true sense.

Detox Diet Plan

Steps on detoxifying and cleansing the body for 4 weeks:

FIRST WEEK of the plan:

  • Avoid alcohol completely
  • Avoid tea, coffee, nicotine and soft drinks.
  • Have wholesome 5 mini meals a day. (Breakfast/snack/lunch/snack/dinner)
  • On rising every day have one glass of vegetable juice (dudhi + coriander leaves + karela) Or 1 glass of wheat grass juice. Or 1 glass juice of celery, lettuce and cabbage.
  • Exercising daily twice in the morning for 1 hour (cardio: jogging/running/swimming/tennis etc.) And evening walks for half an hour followed by 20/30 minutes of pranayam to recirculate and reset the rhythm of respiratory system.
  • 2 hours prior to exercise mini snack is must: (low cal): 1 glass of soya milk + 1 whole apple.
  • Post exercise a shot of lime juice or orange juice + high protein breakfast: 2 beans on toast (whole grain bread) or 1 bowl of upma with vegetables + 1 fruit
  • Snacks in between the meals should ideally consist of one whole fruit or a platter of fruits or non-salted vegetable or fruit juices.
  • A shot of aloe vera juice(30 ml) before meals. Begin both meals (lunch and dinner) always with a bowl of soup or salad, plenty of vegetables with moderate amount of complex carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Dinner should be consumed three hours before bedtime and should be very light to digest.
  • Bedtime: 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds soaked in water (3-4 hrs)

SECOND WEEK would begin with the introduction of partial fast where you replace dinner with fruits and not juices on the third and on the sixth day. A balanced diet (as guided above) would be followed on the rest of the days of the week.

THIRD WEEK plan would include partial and a complete fast where one would go on a vital fluid diet.One would follow a partial fast on the second day and sixth day of the week. The fourth day would be watched as a complete fast (a day with vital fluid diets and fruit juices only)On a complete fast day consume vegetable juices at breakfast, lunch and dinnertime. In between the meals frequent consumption of 1 teaspoon of honey with limejuice in warm water or fruit juices, which would maintain your energy levels .

FOURTH WEEK plan will follow a complete fast on alternate days which include fresh vegetable juices, fruit juices, coconut water and lime juice with honey in warm water.

Henceforth you would follow a complete balanced diet as guided in the first week.

Benefits of a Detox Diet

People often report improved energy, clearer skin, regular bowel movements, improved digestion, and increased concentration and clarity after a detox diet. Thats not achieved by weight loss eating plan.

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