It’s Friday already. January isn’t so long after all…Somehow I tend to love detox a lot and quite often I detox once every week. I have found that it keeps me feeling very energetic and well. I am here to share my best detox recipes so far on this wellness journey and also to encourage you to start thinking of including detox in your weekly routine.
- A handful of Spinach
- A handful of Kale leaf/parsley
- 2 Apples
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 cucumber
- 1 banana
- A cup of coconut water
- A sizable amount of ginger
- A handful of parsley
- A handful of lettuce
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 mango
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp on turmeric powder
- 30g oats,
- A handful of spinach
- ½ avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 tspn honey
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- a cup of coconut milk
I usually pick a day when I am less busy and decide that its going to be my detox day. That day, I tend to eat just to clean my system. Even though I eat healthy all the time, I still find detoxifying a very important aspect of my wellness journey. I believe that just as we look after our outward body, inside should not be ignored.
Benefits of detoxing the body
1. Boosts Your Energy
I have learnt to detox my body in a natural way and with natural ingredients. this makes me feel more energetic and well able to handle all my responsibilities. This is good because while you’re detoxing you’re stopping the influx of the things that caused you to need a detox in the first place. By cutting out the sugar, caffeine, trans fat, saturated fat, and replacing them with fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll be getting a natural energy boost, one that comes without a resultant crash. It’s vital to stay well hydrated while on any detox program, and that can also be a source of increased energy if you typically don’t get enough water throughout the day.
2. Rids the Body of Any Excess Waste
The biggest thing that detoxing helps me with is allowing my body to rid itself of any excess waste it’s been storing. Detoxing helps to stimulate the body to purge itself, helping the liver do its thing as well as the kidneys and colon. Cleansing the colon is an important part of the detoxing process because those toxins need to exit the body, and a backed up colon can cause them to be reintroduced into the body, rather than exiting as planned. Sticking with fruits and vegetables even after the detox program is completed is a good way to keep things moving.
3. Helps with Weight Loss
detoxing done properly will help you loose weight and believe me this is what i do every other day. it helps get rid of bad eating habits. Many times it is the drastic reduction in calories and rapid weight loss that is focused on, especially in the media. But these short-term results won’t last if you don’t make it a point to replace bad foods with good, and use your newfound energy to exercise more and be more active overall.
4. Stronger Immune System
When you detox the body you free up your organs to function the way they should. This helps to give your immune system a boost since you’ll be able to absorb nutrients better, including Vitamin C. Many of the herbs you take while on a detox will help the lymphatic system, which plays a big role in keeping you healthy and firing on all cylinders. Many detox programs also focus on light exercises which help to circulate lymph fluid through the body and helps it to drain, strengthening your immune system in the process.
5. Improved Skin
Your skin is your largest organ, so it only makes sense that it would show positive results from a detox program. One way to help your detoxing efforts is to take a sauna to help the body sweat out additional toxins. You can expect clearer, smoother skin at the end of your detox plan. It’s also been reported that detoxing can help with acne, although the condition may worsen before it gets better as the toxins are released. You may find that your skin itches or gets patchy before clearing up, but this is part of the process and is a sign that you’re on the right track with your program.
6. Better Breath
Follow a detox program that includes a colon cleanse because those toxins need to be released from the body. It’s been theorized that one contributor to bad breath is a backed up colon. When you are able to clear it out and get your digestive system functioning well again, you may find that your breath improves. Be aware that your breath may actually worsen during the detoxing process, but when it’s finished it will be better. This is natural, and occurs as toxins are released from the body.
7. Promotes Healthy Changes
It’s hard to change a long-standing habit, and a detox program – no matter how long – is one way to put a wedge between your old ways and your new ones. If you have addictions to sugar, caffeine, fried, or crunchy foods you can use a detox program to help you kill those cravings. Often if you just try to quit eating those foods or drinking those beverages you’ll have limited success, and go back to your old ways. But if you cleanse the body and replace those foods with healthier choices, you can retrain yourself and be more likely to stick to your new habits. Detoxing does a lot more than I have mentioned, feel free to read it up.
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I am Dr. Christiana Stephen, a wife, a mom of 4 under 4 year old kids, a photo lover, makeup artist, a wellness coach and a lecturer. Motherhood for me is ongoing, its a period of learning and unlearning. I am passionate about a lot of things but most importantly helping mothers around the world reach their wellness goals comes as top priority. Hence, I have created this community for every woman out there. Feel free to be part of this amazing journey of motherhood and wellness. I will say raising this community is inspired by my experience and learning process. The main essence is to empower moms on the benefits of healthy living as well as the need to create a life work balance.
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