Detoxification or detoxication (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.
Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
Experts say such diets deprive the body of protein and fluids, lead to dehydration, headaches and fatigue, and may lower metabolism.
SUGAR CONSUMPTION VS.WEIGHT GAIN?
Although the idea of a detox sounds extreme, I strongly believe that it is the only way to restore balance to your blood sugar, reduce insulin spikes, balance hormones, cool off inflammation, improve digestion, and boost your metabolism. Think of a detox as your “reset” button.
The promised benefits from a sugar detox include losing weight, higher energy, better sense of well-being, and more. Who wouldn’t be tempted by that, right?
For the most part, sugar addicts will take in something sweet once again. However this is the worst– when the individual satisfies the yearnings for sugar, the signs– headaches, sadness and other similar feelings will fade and will feel much better. Don’t forget: if you wish to stop sugar, you must exclude it totally.Doing something difficult, stressful, and impractical in an effort to jump-start a healthier lifestyle is entirely counterproductive and should be avoided.
3 DAY SUGAR DETOX
- Breakfast: A cup of oats (steel-cut) with seeds, almonds or berries or 3 scrambled eggs
- Snack: a bowl of nuts (small).
- Lunch: Poached chicken breast and one serving of butternut squash, turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets and beans (lightly cooked) and almonds.
- Supper: Green beans and broiled fish, or a salmon and stir-fry mushrooms and broccoli.
- Breakfast: A cup of oats (steel-cut) with seeds, berries and almonds, or spinach with 3 scrambled eggs.
- Snack: A bowl of nuts (little).
- Lunch: Zucchini with peppers (yellow and red) with lemon dressing, thyme and vinegar, or a red or green shredded cabbage salad and carrots, olive oil, salt dressing and lemon juice and sliced parsley.
- Dinner: Veggie casserole, bean soup and steamed vegetables, or bok choy with baked cod and roasted turnips and Brussels sprouts.
- Breakfast: A cup of oats (steel-cut) with almonds, berries and seeds, or radish, sautéed kale and walnut salad, shrimp and 3 fried eggs.
- Treat: A bowl of nuts (little).
- Lunch: Chicken thighs roasted in a pan with lemon, sage and rosemary or chicken roasted in an oven with black olives, thyme and onion.
- Dinner: Vegetable broth with onion, garlic, celery, carrots, bay leaves and thyme with mushroom heads or penne pasta with basil, mushroom and tomato sauce (you can also include meat).
You can also try my Secret Detox Drink recipe, which also features apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.Detox Tea Recipes:
Dandelion Tea — Steep dandelion roots or flowers in boiling water for 30 minutes.
Tea:The most important part about your teatox, though, isn’t even in what tea you choose—it’s in what else you eat: “Tea can only be medicinal and detoxifying if your diet isn’t taxing your system, which most American meals are guilty of. In order to truly detoxify your body, cut processed and fried foods, and up your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and anti-inflammatory fats like avocados and almonds.
Coffee:The coffee contains some alkaloids which also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detoxification pathways run.