Add this to the fact that we often feel much stressed, which drains our bodies of energy and we reach a point where our bodies need a healing vacation from this toxin build up.
Dextoxing is the answer. It is the best way to protect our bodies in a toxic environment – toxic air, diet and work environment.
A classic detox diet is a cleansing diet, one that allows the body to get rid of chemicals and other toxins so it can function smoothly again.
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are a store house of Vitamin A, C and E, and also one of the best ways to flush out toxins from the body. Vitamin A and E act as antioxidants which help to free our body from harmful toxins and maintain the healthy lining of all the cells in out body, thereby decreasing the risk of diseases. Vitamin C builds our immunity.
Vitamins also activate enzymes, which produce energy and are essential for digestion, absorbing and converting food body tissues.
Our body can absorb more vitamins and minerals via fresh fruit juices rather than if we eat the fruits and vegetables whole, because by blending fruits and vegetables to make juices and smoothies, we break down the fiber to release the trapped nutrients.
Also, this way, we can consume more vitamins and minerals as a lot more fruits and vegetables are needed to make up a tall glass of juice.
It is recommended to consume 1 – 2 glasses of fresh juice daily in addition to your daily diet, an ideal juice which is appetizing and wonderfully calming and also simple to make is:
Pineapple Celery Juice
4 cups ripe pineapple, cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons fresh celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon black salt
Combine all the ingredients with 2 cups of water, liquidize till it becomes a puree. Serve chilled.
Some other cleansing diet combos, each with their own special effect comprise of:
Kiwi and strawberry – equal parts blended together with ice makes a refreshing Vitamin C concoction.
Apple, orange carrot and beetroot – equal parts of each will sooth a tired body and are excellent for jetlags and hangovers.
Ginger, mint and carrot – in any proportion that you like is great method for improving digestion.
Apple and cucumber– pureed with a little water is guaranteed to brighten up your complexion.
Spinach, lemon, carrot and beetroot is a calcium booster, have a small shot of this juice within minutes of making it.