Hey fam, how are we all doing today?booming! i suppose, well im bringing us a whole different recipe of awesomeness, im sure yall are wondering what today’s topic is about,ok lets bring it down to simple terms,did you know that Fashion without health is dead?ask me how,take for instance you have all the best clothes piled up in your closet and you still have a medical check up or series of injections to take and capsules you need to keep you healthy,trust me you wont be in the mood to enjoy all of that goodness in your closet so its actually advicable to put the two together,they work hand in hand to make every succesful individual happy and fulfilled. Today we’ll be learning more about the magic wonder called Detoxification or detoxication (detox for short)lm sure we are all conversant with this but what does it mean? It is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.
How do you start a detox?First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.
Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring. Every now and then the human body secretes some toxic substances that rarely get excreted and would certainly do harm while they remain in the human body.i’ll be leaving us with a few recipes to keep us going.
- Fat Burning detox:
This recipe gives you a detox water that flushes out nasty toxins and really does help you to drop a few pounds, too. It’s got apple cider vinegar which has so many benefits that it’s impossible to list them all. There are also apples which are great for fiber, lemons that have cleansing properties and cinnamon which helps to curb your appetite. You’ll need about 12 ounces of filtered water
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice,
A teaspoon of ground cinnamon and about half a medium apple, sliced.
You can also add a bit of sweetener if you want.
You simply put everything except the apples into your blender and blend for about ten seconds. Then just add your apples and drink. totally refreshing!!
2. Fruity Detox Water:
This delicious detox water has strawberries and kiwis and is the perfect summer drink. You will need 2 liters of water, a couple of strawberries and a couple of kiwis. Just chop your kiwis and strawberries, add to your water and sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let it seep. The kiwi has vitamins A and E which will help you to rid your body of free radicals and they help to flush toxins from your colon. Strawberries are great for your skin and then contain anti-aging properties and help to fight carcinogens. You can add more or less fruit depending on your taste preferences or add different fruits or a mint sprig for a completely new taste. please let me know what you think of thisafter a glass.
3. Strawberry Infused Vitamin Water:
This detox water not only keeps you hydrated but it helps you to enjoy beautiful skin. It’s chocked full of vitamins and anti-inflammatory ingredients and it looks beautiful in the glass, too. You will need about a cup of strawberries, 2 cups of cubed watermelon, a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, filtered water and just a dash of course salt. Just muddle the strawberries and rosemary together in a bowl and then add them with the cubed watermelon to your pitcher. Pour filtered water over it, give it just a light stir and then refrigerate for a couple of hours and there goes your glass of goodness!
4. Aloe Water
You have surely heard of (or experienced for yourself) the wonderful benefits of aloe. Did you know that you can add it to your water? When you take aloe internally, it can help with circulation and digestion and increase your energy and eliminate fatigue. Making aloe infused detox water is easyif not the easiest.You need to split the leaf down the center and remove the gel. Mix the gel with some water and lemon in the blender and process for about a minute. You will need about a cup of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of aloe gel.
5. New Year Detox Water:
Ok, so it’s not even close to the New Year so you can just call this one the New You Detox Water. You need a gallon pitcher of spring water and a few raspberries along with sliced grapefruit, cucumbers, and pears and a sprig of fresh mint. You can also add lemons, limes, blueberries and cranberries if you want. Just add all of the ingredients into the pitcher and allow it to sit for a couple of hours so that the flavors combine. Make a new pitcher every day to keep it fresh. This one will boost your metabolism, help you to burn fat, and flush out all those nasty toxins that make you feel sluggish.
N/B : a) Please dont forget to take out all the citrus from your pitcher after 4 – 6 hours of sitting,you dont want to be gulping your water in disgust of the soar/bitter taste coming from the prolonged citrus extract. b) if you have a huge pitcher and intend to keep the water for about 6 days,feel free to always put in a little of freshly squeezed juice like orange and lemon or lime to give it a fresh kick.
Thanks for stopping by once again,have fun and stay healthy always.#HealthIsWealth