After the last few weeks festivities, if you feel you need a bit of a re-boost to get yourself back in the real world, here’s the perfect 3 day detox diet!
Post Festive 3 Day Detox
At this time of year with all the food and drink we consume which may not be part of our everyday habits, it’s hard to avoid coming across substances and chemicals that are foreign to our system. In defense, the body reacts in remarkable ways to protect itself from intruders. Normally, it’s the excretory organs like the liver, kidneys, skin, including the lungs that need to work extra hard to segregate, neutralize and dispose the toxins. But it’s easier said than done. Toxins that accumulate in every cell of our body will cause the latter to release some form of chemicals (take the effects of nicotine in our brain) or gradually mutate into cancers and other degenerative diseases. Short term we just feel ‘out of sorts, lethargic and maybe a bit bloated.
Changing our lifestyle and going on detox programmes can do wonders for the proper functioning of vital body processes. Detoxification promotes cell renewal, flushes out free radicals, and strengthens the immune system. Even as short as a 3-day detox diet can help in purging out damaging toxins and make you feel so much better.
Although not all detox types are suitable for everyone, a 3 Day Detox may be a milder way of detoxifying. Other detox programs may require you to get a go-signal from your doctor especially if you are underweight, malnourished or have chronic diseases like cancer, iron-deficiency, anemia, ulcerative colitis, kidney and liver disease, among others.
To begin with, this detox program is especially designed for a 3 Day Detox diet. Try to include the following foods for each day within three days.
Upon waking up in the morning, drink a cup of warm water and 1 lemon squeezed in to it in order to stimulate your gastric juices.
For your meals, eat one cup of whole grains like brown rice, buckwheat, amaranth and at least three servings each of fruits and vegetables one of which should be eaten raw. You could also make salads out of fruits and vegetables. For dressings choose vinegar or any natural virgin oils (olive and coconut virgin oils or fish oil) .
In addition, have two doses of kidney and liver tonics over the 3 day detox diet: two cups of dandelion, chamomile or fennel tea, pure vegetable juice like carrot or beetroot, a clove of fresh garlic, medium bunch of black grapes, two cups of parsley or yellow tea. And make it a habit to drink 8 glasses or more water as well as other fluids made of fresh fruit juices such as apple and orange.
In your 3 day detox diet, drink herbal tea before going to bed and have a 30-minute walk within the program period. After the third day, you’ll surely feel rejuvenated and may want to do the 3-day detox diet again. But before you do that, change your lifestyle as much as possible. Your body will reward you big time.
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