The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleansing
What you do before a detox is important to minimizing the intensity of the potential side effects.
With the detox, you are abstaining from foods which you have eaten all your life and are used to, and therefore the effects of this can bring on discomfort, also knows as ‘detox flu’. If you don’t prepare yourself about a week in advance for your detox, you may experience mood swings as well physical discomfort.
But no stress, there are ways you can decrease the side effects.
“DO’s (1 week before)”
Drink lots of water
Rest – get 8 hours of sleep each night to help cellular recovery
Eat light and incorporate lots of raw fruits, veggies and salads
For dairy, start to cut this out completely
Cut out Junk food, sugar, fries, other processed foods and meats
Cut out Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine
Cut out Dairy and gluten
Replace old habits with new ones, for example, try decaf coffee in place of regular, then lower the amount of cups per day.
You should definitely maintain the following practices throughout the day:
Herbal tea or Ginger lemon warm water in the mornings and nights
Plenty of water during the day
Coconut water is an excellent hydrator
Get extra sleep – 8 hours or more
Light exercise – Walk, walk, walk…
“No Solid Foods”
Try not to have any solid foods, and if you have to combine solids, then stick to the following in small portions:
Raw, Boiled or Roasted veggies – in that order of preference. Asparagus and Celery are great cleanse agents.
Fruits like apples, pears, berries and veg salads
Soups (fresh not processed)
Smoothies with high quality Isolate Whey or Vegan Protein
Ease into your normal routine and establish new health goals and commit to a healthier lifestyle
Juicing allows the body to quickly absorb high-quality nutrition, which leads to increased energy levels. Drinking fresh juice is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, purified water, proteins, carbohydrates and chlorophyll.
By juicing your vegetables, it means your body will absorb more of the valuable vitamins and nutrients in your body, than if you tried eating the same amount. You will get the optimum amount and it’s easier to digest. By juicing you incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet. You can reduce your calorie intake, and still get all your needed nutrients, and water thereby promoting weight loss
“Raw Is More”
The most important enzymes and micronutrients are in raw vegetables and get destroyed by heating and cooking them. So even pasteurized, canned, and jarred vegetable juices are no match for raw juices that are full of nutrients and enzymes.
“Strength & Regulate”
Juicing feeds every living cell in your body, can strengthen your immune system and regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure. It can increase energy and vitality and it can give you clear, smooth and hydrated skin. It also can help you in weight loss and maintaining your healthy weight. The juicing process is like rebooting yourself on the inside. It cleanses your body from the inside by flushing out toxins which have built up over time, in particular it helps to clear out the lymphatic highways of toxins.