Why a Detox Diet Plan?
Feeling a little under the weather lately? Your body could be crying out for help. In this day and age when toxins are everywhere we turn, we need to detox at every opportunity. Detoxifying is more about improving your overall well-being and less about making your skin glow. There are many benefits of a detox diet plan and were going to share those with you in this article as well as give you some great ideas to plan some meals for your detox diet.
The purpose of a detox diet plan is to take pressure off the organs that cleanse the body – the kidneys, liver, and bowel – while boosting their performance. Detoxification can help you to lose a few pounds and inspire you to take control of your diet. If you want to give your body a break and enhance your health, go on a detox diet.
Cleansing the body allows for the organs to work more efficiently and have greater strength to do what they do best: Keep You Healthy!
You may ask, “If a detox is so great, why aren’t many people doing it?” The problem is that many people liken a detox diet to deprivation. They know they will feel great afterwards, but wonder if the suffering is worth it. The good news is, you don’t have to suffer. There are many detox diet recipes hence you can choose the best one for you.
Planning For a Detox
If you are planning to detox, choose the days in advance. Check your schedule to ensure you don’t have events or functions to attend as they may disrupt your detox. It will be hard to stay with a specific food arrangement if you are at a luncheon.
When detoxifying, you may experience a reaction during the first few days due to the abrupt withdrawal of certain foods and the activation of detoxifying organs. You may experience loose bowel movements, frequent urination, mild headaches and even some body itching. Inform your family and friends when planning to detox. Ask them to help you with some responsibilities and to be understanding if you are a little out of sorts or cranky for the first day or two. After completing your detox diet plan, you’ll have more energy and can repay favors generously.
This may sound like a big deal and it does not have to be. If you do a detox regularly (at least every 3 months) then the symptoms, if any, ought to be mild. An even more powerful way to live is to live every day with a clean diet and a happy mind. If you are going to live out of the comfort zone for your body by eating things that taste good but will overload your organs, cause fatigue and toxins then following the information below will be very helpful to support your precious body in being relieved of pressure of toxic foods and lifestyle.
Ideally follow this plan for at least 3-7 days and longer if you choose.
For many people, the word detox brings to mind scary juice cleanses and tasteless dishes that make one feel hungry throughout the day. But there’s no need to fear, a detox diet menu can be comprised of nutritious, tasty, and healthy foods. Here are some detox diet recipes you can try.
Clean Shake – Make a shake comprised of 1 cup of coconut milk and ½ cup of unsweetened almonds. Add 1 tablespoon of almond butter and ½ avocado. For added flavor, you can incorporate some stevia or fresh organic berries.
Vanilla Chia Pudding – Mix 4 tablespoons of chia seeds with a pinch of vanilla and 1 glass of milk (cow’s milk, almond milk, or soy milk). Drizzle some pure maple syrup on top and let the blend sit for some hours. The chia seeds will create a lovely, pudding-like texture.
Banana and Chia Breakfast Bowl – Mix 2 small bananas, 4 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 cup of almond milk, ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and 2 pinches of cinnamon. Place the mixture in the fridge overnight. Soak 2 tablespoons of raisins, 2 tablespoons of buckwheat groats, and 2 tablespoons of whole raw almonds. Drain and rinse the mixture. Sprinkle it on top of the chia mixture and add 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds on top.
Fruit Salad with Bee Pollen – Mix ½ cup of blackberries, ½ cup of blueberries, 3 small plums, and 1 peach or nectarine. Top with 2 teaspoons of bee pollen and drizzle 2 tablespoons of vanilla-infused honey on top. Bee products boost the immune system, offer vital nutrients, and even treat allergies.
Pumpkin Soup with Maca – In a skillet, boil 6 cups of water, 2 cups of lentils, 1 cup of coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of mesquite powder, ½ teaspoon of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of maca powder, ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of chopped basil, 1 small pumpkin (peeled), 2 tablespoons of chopped sage, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Add 1 head of kale at the last minute and top with fresh sprouts or basil.
Detox Salad – This salad is comprised of 1 head of cauliflower, 2 heads of broccoli, 1 cup of currants, ½ cup of raisins, 2.5 cups of shredded carrots, 5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, ½ cup of sunflower seeds, ½ cup of chopped parsley, pure maple syrup, and kelp granules. Chop the broccoli and cauliflower and put them in a bowl. Add the parsley, carrots, raisins, currants, kelp granules, and sunflower seeds. Pour in the lemon juice and seasoning. Drizzle the maple syrup on top.
Detox Noodle Soup – Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 4 cups of chicken broth (without salt), 3 tablespoons of crushed tomatoes, and ½ pound of soba noodles. Add 7 leaves of fresh basil and cook for one more minute before turning off the heat.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Greens – Bake 2 sweet potatoes until they are tender. Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and add 1 sliced onion and 1 chopped chard. Cook until the chard wilts then season with sea salt and pepper. When serving, split the potatoes and top with ½ sliced avocado and greens.
Baked Beet Noodles with Pesto – To make pesto, blend 3 cups of basil leaves, ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 large clove of garlic, ¼ cup of pine nuts, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, and ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Blend until smooth. Place the beet noodles on a baking sheet and coat them with olive oil cooking spray. Season them with sea salt and pepper and bake for 10 minutes. Once cooked, serve with the pesto and 2 cups of baby kale.
Snack Recipes – Your detox diet meal plan must integrate snacks. If you don’t know what to snack on, you’ll reach for the wrong foods when you’re hungry. Take a snack at least twice a day. Try these detox snack recipes.
Avocado Smoothie – Mix 1 peeled and chopped avocado with 3 tablespoons of pure honey, 2 cups of milk, and 2 teaspoons of lime in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass.
Detox Homemade Juice – Blend 1 mango, 4 strawberries, and 1 glass of blueberries until they are fully blended. These antioxidants will cleanse your system.
Baked Apple Crisps – Slice an apple into thin slices and put them on a baking tray. Ensure the slices do not overlap. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon on top. Bake them for 1 hour or till they are completely dry. Allow to cool before serving.
Take Charge of Your Health!
The popular phrase “Death begins in the colon” tells you why detoxing is so important. The organ that absorbs the body’s toxins and waste then eliminates them is the same spot where undesirable health conditions begin. When you take care of your colon, your health thrives. Detoxifying can be compared to washing hands. We all wash our hands several times a day to get rid of dirt, bacteria, and food residue. We don’t even think about it, we just do it! If you care so much for your external body, shouldn’t you care for your internal body even more? Go on a detox diet plan and strengthen your body’s cleansing processes.
Author: Esateys Stuchiner
Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.
Esateys is known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of personal empowerment and health restoration using mindset and inner connection as the catalyst for all change.
Esateys describes herself as the ‘Architect of the New You’ and has dedicated her life and professional career to helping her clients create “New Beginnings” by facilitating self empowerment, economic freedom and restored health.
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