Detoxification is your body’s best friend when it comes to weight loss! It will clean your system and prevent sickness.
The best thing about a detox diet is that in addition to flushing toxins out your body and helping in weight loss, it will help you get that glowing skin that you’ve always dreamt of. This is because you’ve not just gone in for weight loss, it is Healthy Weight Loss, which will reflect in the glow on your face.
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Fruits and veggies are the best way forward for detoxifying your body. Therefore, you must eat lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables every day. This will flush the toxins from your body, give you the right vitamins, and make you lose weight the healthy way.
Water is one of the best gifts of Mother Nature to us. It is indeed a very natural detoxifier. To detoxify your body, you simply need to drink around eight to ten glasses of boiled and filtered water in a day. This will help you lose weight easily and naturally.
Include fiber in your food in the form of whole wheat, jowar, bajra, oats; nuts like almonds; pulses like whole green mung, rajma, channa, whole black udad, etc. This will help detoxify your body and will make you lose weight.
Fish is one the best sources of proteins available to us. So, if you are a non-vegetarian, simply start eating fish at least twice a week to get all the required nutrients and vitamins into your body. This will detoxify your body while making you lose weight.
Avoid saturated fats like butter, ghee, red meat, pork, beef, high-fat dairy products like cheese and paneer. However, you can have paneer made from low-fat cow milk. This will help you manage weight loss very effectively.
Minimize or avoid coffee, alcohol, and nicotine (in tobacco and cigarettes). Two cups of instant coffee daily are considered a low intake. Drinking 120 ml of alcohol per week is considered a low intake.
Minimize or avoid refined foods like pizzas, refined pasta, white bread, corn flour, potatoes, white rice, refined sugar, white sauce, cheese sauce, etc. Make your white sauce in whole wheat flour and low-fat milk instead. If you happen to eat these refined foods, combine them with a whole lot of fresh vegetables either raw or partly cooked. So you can head for Chinese fried rice or noodles but with a significant quantity of vegetables in it. The fiber present in the vegetables makes up for the lack of it in the refined foods and makes such food moderately healthy.
As far as possible, cook in stainless steel, glass or porcelain cookware, or in iron utensils (like our grandmas did!). Avoid aluminum utensils as they lead to accumulation of toxins in the body (and lead to Alzheimer’s disease).
Avoid taking too many painkillers, sedatives, and antibiotics. Instead, go for natural remedies like body cleansing, exercising, sauna and steam baths, massage and other natural therapies.
Below are 3 amazing morning homemade detox teas for your reference:
Bring the water to a boil. Add the cinnamon stick, let it boil for just a few more seconds and put off the flame. Now add the green tea bag. Cover and let it steep for 10 mins. Strain in a cup. Add some lemon. Enjoy.
Bring the water to a boil. Crush the ginger and add in the water. Let it boil for just few more seconds and put off the flame. Now add the green tea bag. Cover and let it steep for 10 mins. Strain in a cup. Add some lemon. Enjoy.
Boil water and add green tea. Wait for the green tea to cool down before adding the ACV, lemon, and honey in it.
Thus, irrespective of why you’re drinking it, whether for a weight loss cleanse, to flush your system of toxins, or just because you like the taste, detox teas are a great way to drink more water and add antioxidants to your diet. It is best to start slow, till you are sure about how your body is reacting to the detox.