1-Day Plan To Detox Your Body

Life in the 21st century is completely different from life in the past in many ways. The most important aspect of all is the nutrition. The food we eat, and the way we do it. Lately it’s becoming difficult to avoid heavily processed food, or fast food. Even if you cook for yourself and your family, buy fresh and possibly locally grown ingredients and avoid processed foods.

Alas, add the fast life, the hi-tech environment and the consequential air and water pollution, the possibilities to avoid toxins of any kind are not just limited, but critically reduced as well.

Since we can’t personally influence or avoid most of these factors, the least we can do is take proper care of the food we consume. Making proper combinations and choosing the right ingredients is probably an impossible everyday task for most people.

Upon waking: Ginger – Lemonade

30 minutes before breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, ground
  • 1 Lemon, squeezed
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Honey
  • Pinch of Cumin Seeds

Put all the ingredients in a glass and pour warm water over them. The water should not be hot, but lukewarm – that is, at room temperature. Mix it all well and leave it for few minutes before drinking.

If you wake up feeling tired and fatigued, this is the perfect drink for you! After only few days of everyday consuming, you will start waking up feeling fresh and full of energy throughout the day!

This diet also stimulates bowel movement and helps the process of detoxification.

Breakfast: Ginger – Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1oz (30g) Baby Spinach
  • 1 Lemon, squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, fresh, ground
  • 3 Dates, fresh, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon Flax Seed, milled
  • 1 cup Water

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Health benefits:

  • Boosts immune system;
  • Fights anemia;
  • Cleanses;
  • Energizes;
  • Calms inflammation.

Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, Iron, chlorophyll, just enough carbs and very low calorie intake… isn’t this the perfect breakfast?

Why is chlorophyll so good for us?

The chlorophyll molecule has almost identical structure as the human blood molecule, known as hemoglobin. The only difference is the mineral which the molecule is built around: Hemoglobin contains iron (Fe), while chlorophyll contains magnesium (Mg).
The primary function of hemoglobin is to transport oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.

When ingested, chlorophyll does the same job.

  • Improving circulation;
  • Cleansing the body;
  • Increasing the number of red blood cells;
  • Increasing the amount of oxygen throughout the body.

Therefore we can rightfully say that consuming chlorophyll is like receiving a blood transfusion.

Snack 1: Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

3.4oz (95g) Pineapple, sliced
1.8oz (50g) Berry Mix (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry)
1 medium-sized Kiwifruit
2 tbsp Sunflower Seed, raw, milled
1 Orange, squeezed
1 cup Water

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Health benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants;
  • Reduces oxidative stress;
  • Helps relieve stomachache;
  • Helps digestion;
  • Cleanses.

Fresh pineapple contains bromelain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that does wonders for the digestive system.

Vitamin C is abundant, amounting to a stunning 131 percent of the recommended value. And as popularly known, Vitamin C is the first we need to turn to when fighting cold and flu, and promotes throat health by preventing coughs. Vitamin C also plays a key role in integration of collagen, which is the protein structure pillar, boasting a range of benefits to organs’ health, bone strength, proper blood vessels development, and promotion of healthy skin and tissue.

Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and blackberries. All of them are regarded as probably the most important source of beneficial nutrients such as flavonoids and anthocyanins.

That being said, berries bear a spectrum of benefits against numerous diseases and conditions – cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative stress disorders being only some of them. Berries also support healthy cardiovascular functions.

Lunch: Red Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • ½ Onion
  • 1 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Carrot
  • 4.4oz (125g) Red Lentil
  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Curcuma Powder
  • Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper

Put 5 cups of water in a pot and leave it on fire, while chopping the onion, the carrot and the garlic. Once the water starts boiling, mix all the ingredients in it and keep cooking on low for 20 minutes. Red lentil should lose the form to boiling. Blend 1 cup of soup in with a hand blender and then return it in the pot, stir and turn off the fire.

Serve in a bowl and eat while warm.

Preparing time for this delicious and healthy mush is only 20 to 30 minutes.

Health benefits:

Lentils, while very tiny, they are rightfully considered giants when it comes to nutritional value. These magnificent grains provide a lot of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Fiber is also very beneficial in suppressing blood sugar disorders, because it regulates the blood sugar levels in the system, especially after a meal. They also contain amazing amounts of B-vitamins, minerals and protein. Preparing lentils is really not difficult as well, and they have an amazing ability to take over other ingredients’ flavors in the process.

Snack 2: Chocó – Shake

Ingredients:

  • ½ ripe Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Organic Honey, raw
  • 1 cup Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, inside seeds

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

How To Choose The Perfect Avocado

When buying an avocado, the most common indicator for a ripe one is the skin color. However, this is not the best way to determine the ripeness. The best way to do this is by applying slight pressure on the surface. If you feel slight submission under your fingertip, that’s the one to go with. In this case, the general recommendation is to consume the avocado one or two days after buying. Also, please note that the rippening process is not necessarily tied to the fruit’s skin color.

Tip: Keeping avocados in the fridge will slow down the rippening process.

Did you know that avocado was named the “forbidden fruit” because it was considered too strong aphrodisiac?

Also it used to be a common opinion that it is too “fatty“ – therefore unhealthy.

However, ever since it was proven that avocados contain fatty acids that are good for our health, growers stated campaign to convince people they should eat avocados.

Good acids can help keep your cholesterol levels within the healthy range, and lower your risk of developing a heart disease.

In addition, avocados offer more than 20 beneficial nutritions including:

  • Fiber;
  • Vitamin K, 36% of recommended daily values;
  • Folate, 30% of recommended daily values;
  • Pantothenic Acid, 20% of recommended daily values;
  • Potassium- twice as much as banana.

Nutrients such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein are much easier for absorption by your body if combined with other foods.

Dinner: Mango Yoghurt Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ Mango
  • ½ ripe Banana
  • 5 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Flax Seed, milled

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

How To Choose The Perfect Mango

When shopping for mango, there is one reliable way to tell the ripeness for certain. The color judgement can easily lead to a wrong decision as not always the color equals ripe. Instead, go with the firmness.

To determine the ripeness, apply slight pressure against the surface of the fruit. The surface of a ripe mango succumbs lightly to the pressure. In addition, look for an attractive fruity scent at the same time. However, unripe mango is not unusable, of course. Just let the unripe mango for a while at a room temperature, and use the aforementioned technique to check when it will reach the preferred ripeness.

Carrots are probably the most popular vegetable that bears vision-improving benefits. However, you probably didn’t know that mangos are carrots’ equivalent when it comes to nutritional value.

A cup of mango contains the full daily requirements of vitamin C, which is a basic building block for a healthy immune system, as well as for creation of collagen. We also can’t forget the vision-improving benefits contained within the meaningful 35% of daily requirements of vitamin A.

Consuming carotene rich fruits – such as the mangos – helps prevent the development of lung and oral cavity cancers.

In combination with yoghurt, banana and flax seed, mangos give an optimal amount of fiber and proteins, making this smoothie a fantastic detox dinner.

Before dinner: Citrus Elixir

30 minutes before dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lime, squeezed
  • 1 Red Grapefruit, squeezed
  • 1 cup Water
  • Ice (optional)
  • Rosemary Branch (optional)

First, squeeze the lime and the grapefruit by hand or using a press or a squeezer.

Then, put it in a glass and mix it nicely with a cup of water. Feel free to use ice for cooling effect, or maybe a rosemary branch for some nice interesting scent.

As we mentioned, this is a restrictive diet, and by this time of the day the body has lost a lot of energy already, so don’t be surprised if you feel a bit tired.

That means that this drink was purposely placed in this part of the program.

Citrus fruits contain certain acids that are really useful for the detox process, but they are also beneficial against weight loss. The popular term for these acids is ‘fat burners’.

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this post and I’d love to hear your suggestions or questions in the comments.

2018-02-14T17:48:17+00:00

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