Detoxification

Every day our body is forced to fight against toxins (coming from food, medication, stress, fatigue, pollution, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, alcohol). His efficiency is, unfortunately, limited. So here are a few recommendations regarding detoxification:

– a detox program should last at least 3 days and not more than 2 weeks;
– quit smoking, alcohol, coffee, sugar, fat;
– avoid eating white bread, pasta or rice, cookies, sweets, red meat, fermented cheese, smoked products;
– choose whole grain products (bread, cereals, brown rice, pasta), dried vegetables (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas), nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts), wheat germ;
– eat as much fresh vegetables (tomatoes, salad, cabbage, zucchini, pepper, spinach, broccoli, celery, beetroot, asparagus) and fruits (grapes, bananas, cherries, apricots, melon, apples, pineapple, strawberries, plums) as you can;
– drink fresh juices made from vegetables and fruits;
– eat vegetable soups (these are rich in trace minerals, especially in potassium, and give you a feeling of fullness);
– eat fat fish (is rich in omega-3 fatty acids), seafood, skimmed dairy products;
– eat products that have in their composition probiotics: yogurt, yeast;
– cook the food by steaming it or in the oven;
– use herbs (rosemary, basil, savory, pepper, ginger);
– drink plenty of water (including mineral water), green tea or other kind of teas;

– drink a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice (lemon is known for its purifying property);
– you should have regularly three meals/day (dinner should be frugal);
– physical activities are a very important part of your detox program. You may also try yoga, massage, sauna or Pilates exercises.
– sleep at least 7 hours/night;
– do not let stress and negative energy destroy your balance and harmony;
– find time to yourself and for your hobbies.

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