To Detox or not to detox? And which one to choose? Try the RAW FOOD PROMISE!
I think most of us would agree (even if we didn’t put it into action ourselves) that doing a dietary “detox” at least 1-2 times a year is a great way to cleanse our body and reset our metabolism. It just MAKES sense! When you cleanse, your body is not having to process foods, contaminations, etc. and can do what it is designed to do….to bring your body to perfect state of health!
One popular CLEANSE is the Master Cleanse. I have personally recommended – and done it-several times. You may have heard of it- also known as the lemonade diet, (fresh squeezed organic lemons, water, grade B maple syrup and cayenne powder) which it suggests doing for a minimum of 10 days or until your tongue is pink! I even did it for 20 days one time… because that is how long it took for my tongue to go clean and pink…..but here is the thing as I contemplate doing a cleanse in January…
It is FREEZING here in Vermont and although I LOVE (really do) the Master Cleanse, for ME I enjoy doing it when it is warm and sunny out… as my body temperature definitely gets cooler when cleansing. Last time I did the Master Cleanse in January I shivered the entire 10 days. The only way I could get warm internally was to use warm water when creating my Master Cleanse drink.
So…What I have decided to do this year is to go back to a program that I have done several times, and recommended to clients for over a decade….it is simple and effective… it is a Cleanse naturally with WHOLE FOODS called the RAW FOOD PROMISE!
Now if you are busy like I am and do not enjoy shopping or chopping, I have the perfect solution…it’s called the RAW FOOD PROMISE….called the Promise, because I personally PROMISE if you do this for 14 days, that you will increase your energy, drop unwanted weight/bloat…and perhaps your health may improve along the way! (oh, did I say save time and money too?) When I coached men and women with this program several years ago I noted that the average woman dropped 8 pounds and the average man dropped 11….a good share of that was pounds and inches of bloat/fat.
If you decide to use the Raw Food Package
you won’t have to worry about adding many other foods as it comes in a package that includes enough food for the 14 days. However if you decide to compile a whole food cleanse yourself, see some detoxifying foods, drinks and dishes below to get you started.
Move into action…whichever way you choose…
No need to worry about “detoxifying”; instead begin eating a clean, varied whole foods diet. If you decide to shop/chop your favorite Whole Foods…Simply choose whole foods that support the detox organs: The liver, kidneys, skin, lymphatic system and intestines. (reference below)
Apples. High in fibrous pectin, apples promote healthy colon function and waste excretion.
Artichokes. Artichokes promote liver health and soothe digestive problems like nausea and bloating thanks to a flavonoid antioxidant called silymarin. And a substance found in the leaves of artichokes, cynarin, helps the liver produce bile, which in turn helps the body break down fats.
Beets. Winter’s darlings are full of vitamins B3, B6, C and beta-carotene, iron, fiber, magnesium, zinc and calcium–all key components for colon and digestive tract cleansing. Beets also promote gallbladder and liver health.
Broccoli. Sulfurophane, a compound in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, aids in digestion and detoxification when the veggie is chewed and digested.
Curry. Or any food high in urcumin, the primary compound (or phenol) in the spice turmeric It’s anti-inflammatory and can trigger cell death in cancer cells, among other awesome things.
Detox soup. Perfect for winter, see recipe below, doesn’t discriminate much in terms of veggies; use what you’ve got to use up!
Green Tea. It’s high in catechins, an antioxidant flavonoid that speeds up liver activity by stimulating the production of digestion enzymes.
Greens. Greens are full of chlorophyll, a pigment that allows plants to absorb light, like binding to heavy metals and helping foster them out of the body.
Lemons. Though they taste acidic, lemons help alkalize the body, in addition to having diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Parsley, mint and other leafy green herbs. Also high in chlorophyl, as well as antioxidants.
Seaweed and sea vegetables. Sea vegetables offer the broadest range of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean — the same minerals that are found in human blood. Dulse is a personal favorite, or adding a supplement called
Water. Sounds like a no-brainer, but most people forget this easy and essential detoxification tool throughout the day.
Whole Grains. Insoluble fiber, like that found aplenty in whole grains (and fruits!), helps keep you from being constipated or bloated.
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