Friday 10 April 2015

Fruits and Vegetables as detox foods


Detoxing can be a great way to get your health back on track, especially if you've been indulging in recent weeks.
You know how you feel after taking a good, long dump? Thats exactly what detoxing does, but on a larger, healthier scale.
We all need one of those for those times when we forget all about portion control and dieting.
Although its sometimes easy to look for a quick fix to give you a health boost, but this isn't always the best way to get your body in tip top shape.
The best way to rid your body of toxins is to let it naturally realign itself and get back on track.
Natalie Lamb shares her top five tips for a natural detox, ranging from the food necessary for a healthy diet to the best exercises to help you achieve your detox goals.
Juice it up
Vegetable juicing, drinking hot water with lemon and adequate protein intake are believed to support liver function.
The consumption of plenty of good quality, organic whole foods is recommended to reduce further environmental toxin exposure.
Avoid sugar
If not burnt as energy immediately, excess sugar and refined carbohydrates can help pile on the pounds as well as upset the balance of gut flora, feeding the bad guys!
If you're still craving those sugary treats, try adding cinnamon to porridge as a sweetener.
Gentle exercise
Support elimination of toxins via the respiratory and lymphatic systems via gentle exercise such as walking or yoga, body brushing , massage and bathing in Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate).
Up your fibre
Maintaining regular healthy bowel movements is essential to remove waste substances and toxins from the body.
Eating plenty of high fibre vegetables, drinking plenty of water and herbal teas and having a balanced gut flora is important to support this process.
Probiotics have been shown to help re-balance the gut flora, essential to ensure a flat belly!
Take a probiotic
Our beneficial gut bacteria helps us break down food more efficiently and doesn't’produce any gas like the bad guys do!
So to keep a flat stomach after eating try to eat slowly, chew food well and take a multi strain probiotic such as Bio-Kult before eating.


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