Whether you are a healthy eater or a lover of junk food, It is important to cleanse your digestive system from time to time. This program is not hard as it sounds; it just simply means allowing your digestive system to rest and clear itself from the debris and toxins that have built up overtime. Toxins build up accounts for bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. In addition to helping you get rid of these symptoms, detoxing and cleansing would be beneficial for weight loss and achievement of a healthier, happier, and fulfilled life. In order to be successful at detoxing and cleansing, you need to take away certain food from your plate and focus on eating and drinking food that will boost your digestive system.
The good news is that detoxing is a temporary program, it usually last between 21 – 30 days. So don’t worry about giving up all your favorite dishes or staple food forever.Some of the food that you need to stay away from during detox period are: soy, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, eggs, diary, wheat/gluten, meat, and processed food. I know this list might contain some of your favorite food, but refraining from them is for a greater good. Your choice of food would be organic food because they help lower the amount of toxins you are ingesting, and ot course, your system wouldn’t have to work so hard to eliminate them.
Your meals should consist of leafy greens, fresh juices, fruits, and veggies, smoothies made of fresh whole fruits and veggies, Quinoa and other gluten gree grains, nuts and seeds, and Salad. Exercise is also an important part of detox. The goal is to strengthen your body and mind as you go through the program. It doesn’t have to be a rigorous exercise program. Simple stretches and mild run will suffice.