Detox Diet Foods
Detox Diet Program
AfroWellness detox diet program depends entirely on raw plant based foods to supplement the general body with the right nutrients it’s deficient of, as it detox the entire system from the accumulated toxins
The best detox diet is a diet that continually detoxifies your body, so you never have to be in a health crisis again. There are various teas, potions, elixirs and unpleasant concoctions that all claim to do the job, but as Hippocrates stated nearly 2000 years ago, “let thy food be thy medicine.” The best detox diets are comprised of healthy life giving foods that by their nature cleanse and detoxify the body as a natural part of their metabolism & waste elimination.
Raw foods contain the life giving qualities and will sustain a healthy body far into the twilight years and beyond. While natural raw foods are detoxifiers by nature, recipes with more fat will tend to slow down the detoxification process, although some fat is also required to release some toxins stored deep in fat deposits of the body. So in general eating a raw food diet will cleanse, detoxify and promote weight loss if needed, but green smoothies and juices are better real detoxifiers.
When looking at really powerful detox diet recipes, juices would be at the top of the list with green smoothies a close second. The juices having minimal fiber are very easy on the digestive system and go right to work within minutes of drinking. Depending on your level of toxicity you may experience significant detox symptoms which are flu like in nature, muscle pain, headaches, toothache and can make you unable to function in your normal routine.
Green smoothies are easy on the digestive system as well, because they are liquefied, but most notably will be easier on your digestive system because they contain fiber and perhaps a little added fat of some sort. The beauty of green smoothies is that they are detoxifiers, yet they will allow you to function at your normal pace, unless you are quite toxic. A person can always alternate juices and green smoothies providing you the best of both diet taste. Plenty of pure water should be available as needed and would be better first thing in the morning and in the evenings than either juice or a smoothie.
Green juices and green smoothies are very powerful because of the minerals and the chlorophyll they contain. Chlorophyll, the natural occurring molecule that gives green plants their color, is a powerful detoxifier. Chlorophyll stimulates the bowels and cleanses the intestines; it’s an oxygen booster, blood purifier and builder and improves liver function which is key to any detox diet. Chlorophyll alkalizes the body, cleanses the kidneys, is an anti-inflammatory, feeds good intestinal flora, boosts the immune system, and probably does a host of other good things that science is not even aware of yet.
Foods That Promote Detoxification;
There are many more foods that assist the body in cleansing and self healing, in fact most fresh raw foods help the body to cleanse, heal, and detoxify, but this is a powerful list that will provide ingredients for many healthy detox diet recipes. Combining just a few from this list with other fresh raw fruits and vegetables in your daily diet will go a long way in promoting a healthy body. Now let’s check out some healthy detox diet recipes.
Raw Food Program FAQ;
Juicing is not only a good way to detox, but also a great way to increase nutrient absorption which would be great for your 3 month old since you’ll be passing those nutrients on.
I would say if you are not replacing meals with juicing then you would be OK to enjoy some fresh juices. If you have a glass of juice about ½ hour or so before a meal and then have your meal you’ll be fine. You may even just have juice now and then in lieu of a solid meal. Now if you were replacing multiple meals with juicing that would be different. If you start to notice any detox symptoms go back to following each juice with a meal.
Green smoothies might also be a great way to get more energy for chasing the little ones around the house. They are not as cleansing as straight juice, but are easier on digestion and should provide more energy for you. They can definitely be a meal replacement if you drink enough. The website has a host of Smoothie Recipes that should work well for you.
As for joint pain and stiffness you might try cutting down on dairy and wheat (gluten), and also lowering your consumption of omega 6 fatty acids, which are found in abundance in meat and dairy products. The omega 6’s block the absorption of much needed omega 3’s which would be good for your joints. Omega 3’s are found in many foods, but in higher concentrations in flax, chia, and hemp seeds.
First let me say that I’m not a doctor and am not able to prescribe remedies for diseases. What I can say is that if I were dealing with sickness I would clean up my diet dramatically and do the appropriate cleanings protocols.
The whole idea behind the raw food diet is that we are eliminating un-natural foods and eating only those foods that promote health, mainly raw fruits and vegetables with some nuts, seeds, and sea vegetables.
Green juices are extremely useful in cleansing the body and water fasting is known to be very beneficial as well. When we eat a healthy raw diet, we are making it easier for the body to digest and assimilate food, and so the body can turn its efforts to cleansing the body and keeping healthy.
Sometimes it can feel a bit chilly during the winter months, mainly just after consuming cold food. The blood in your extremities is pulled in so that energy may be directed to the digestion process. Those on the raw diet tend to have less body fat anyway as over the months their body sheds that un-necessary fat.
The use of warming herbs or foods can greatly increase your body warmth. Adding warming foods, spices, and herbs like fresh ginger, cinnamon, hot peppers, and rosemary to recipes will provide internal body heat.
Adding these warming foods to smoothies is very easy and with a little thought can be easily incorporated at many other meals. Making a fresh juice with a 1″ chunk of ginger will warm things right up.
Drinking a cup of warm, not hot, water or herbal tea can do wonders as well. You may find you need to put on an extra sweater or wear a hat during the coldest months.
Then there’s the obvious, don’t eat anything directly out of the fridge. Take foods out ahead of time and let them warm to room temperature before eating. Neither hot or cold food is good for the digestive system. Try to consume all your foods at room temperature.
Being low in magnesium can also contribute to feeling cold in the extremities. A healthy raw diet full of leafy greens and a few nuts is loaded with magnesium, but things like exercise and stress can use up loads of it as well. I have also known people who could not assimilate enough magnesium from their diet to fulfill their bodies many needs. A high quality magnesium supplement may be needed long or short term. Mother Earth Minerals has high quality minerals.
If you are eating a well balanced healthy raw diet it is not likely that the diet is raising your cholesterol. It could be that your new diet is allowing your body to clean house and is throwing off stored cholesterol that showed up in your recent test.
However, for some people over consumption of fruit, actually the fructose in the fruit can create issues and manifest in two different ways. First there’s gout, where inflammation, redness, and tenderness show up mainly in the toes. The other way is raised triglyceride levels which can raise cholesterol. Elevations in blood triglycerides may promote atherosclerosis by altering the size, density, and composition of LDL.
Sometimes excessive consumption of fat can raise cholesterol levels because your body stores the un-burned calories as triglycerides. The avocado has very little saturated fat, but perhaps if eaten to excess could raise triglyceride levels as well. It could also be a diet high in fruit and fat that is creating the issue. Generally fruits should be eaten with little or no fat. Sometimes too much fat taken with the evening meal will still be in the system the next morning and create these issues.
Cultures that eat a lot of coconut, a saturated fat, have a low incidence of heart disease I would look at long term trends, getting tested every three or six months to monitor and make adjustments. Whatever duration you and your Doctor feel comfortable with.
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Leafy greens are loaded with protein and are great in smoothies or juiced. You can always add some Spirulina or Chlorella powder to your smoothies. Soaked almonds, or hemp seeds can be added to smoothies as well.
Sometimes excessive consumption of fat can raise cholesterol levels because your body stores the un-burned calories as triglycerides. The avocado has very little saturated fat, but perhaps if eaten to excess could raise triglyceride levels as well. It could also be a diet high in fruit and fat that is creating the issue.
Generally fruits should be eaten with little or no fat. Sometimes too much fat taken with the evening meal will still be in the system the next morning and create these issues. Green smoothies are great because everything is already broken down making it easy for the body to assimilate the nutrients.