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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Food to Detoxify Yourself

Now that I am way past 30 years old, I begin to feel various kind of physical discomfort including the back pains and just recently, food allergy.



A TV magazine featured the use of certain fruit drink that helps detoxify to eliminate causes for allergy, diabetes and hypertension to name a few.


Coincidentally, Yahoo features de-toxins foods to help our body cleanse and function well. While there can be unique health status for each individual, it is quite important that we secure our physician's approval before going through detox diet.


The core of detoxification is to lessen our intake of processed foods and chemical additives, take more leafy vegetables and fruits, and to take more of water each day.


With foods rich in water and fiber, your regular bowel movement becomes more helpful in eliminating body wastes.


The Yahoo article lists the following foods to de-toxify:

  • green leafy vegetables
  • lemon
  • watercress
  • garlic
  • broccoli sprouts
  • green tea
  • sesame seeds
  • cabbage
  • psyllium
  • fruits

Here is a sample detox diet menu excerpted from About.com.

Snack

Snack ideas include:

  • Raw almonds
  • Apple or pear, sliced, with 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • Carrot, celery and/or cucumber sticks with hummus
  • Gluten-free rice crackers, unsalted, with guacamole
  • gluten- and wheat-free crackers
  • Smoothie made with allowed ingredients
  • Juice (predominantly vegetables)

Lunch

  • Chickpeas tossed in turmeric or curry powder
  • Salad with choice of vegetables, such as arugula, cucumbers, onions, steamed beets.


Rosilie

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