Is Summer Detoxing Really for You?

Is Summer Detoxing Really for You?

 A whole-food detox program like the  5-Day Summer Detox  is safe and effective.

A whole-food detox program like the 5-Day Summer Detox is safe and effective.

Is Detoxing For Me?

Today I want to focus on why do we need to detoxify our bodies? Due to many elements our bodies are subjected to toxins. Sometimes these toxins accumulate in the body and make us sick. Therefore it is advisable to detoxify our bodies when this happens. There are several ways this can be done.

One of the most common ways is to modify your diet which what we will be doing during the 5-Day Summer Detox that runs from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017. Many people do this on a regular basis. They find it not only improves overall health but results in increased energy, helps your immune system and can also help in weight loss. 

How do we detoxify our bodies?

Through our skin, kidneys and liver. Let's focus on the liver. Of the three the liver is the main organ that helps us deal with toxins in the body. There are 2 phases of detoxing within the liver:

Phase 1: This is when the liver, by a chain of chemical processes, changes the toxic substance into a less toxic one. When this process takes place substances called free radicals are released into the body. These are potentially harmful to the body. Certain types of foods contain antitoxins that help us keep the body safe from these free radicals.

Phase 2: The liver cells then add a substance to the toxin to make it water soluble and allow it to be filtered out by the kidneys in the urine. They are also eradicated in the feces. Certain foods can help in this process.

Foods that Contain Antitoxins

  • Beets,contain a variety of substances that help cut down damage caused by free radicals. They contain antitoxins such as beta-carotene, carotenoids and flavonoids, that help the body heal itself.
  • Broccoli have Vitamin C and B These vitamins help the liver in the phase 1 process.
  • Spinach has vitamin B and folic acid, used in phase 1 by the liver.
  • Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant. They are also a good source of vitamin E and C, which are both used, in the liver’s detoxifying process.
  • Brown Rice provides B vitamins and the antioxidant selenium.
  • Carrots contain beta-carotene and other carotenoids.
  • Eggs supply B vitamins.
  • Garlic has selenium and glutathione, both of which act as antioxidants.
  • Wheat germ contains selenium and vitamin E which are a good source of phytochemicals.
  • Melons and peppers and citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.
  • Tomatillos, papaya, plantains, carambola, and guava are good sources of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C.

A Word of Warning

Caution should be exercised in detoxifying dieting to ensure that toxins are not released into the body more rapidly than the body can eliminate them. When this happens the condition is called the Herxheimer reaction. Symptoms include, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Some things that may help are:

Drinking a lot of clean water
Taking light exercise
Sunlight
Detoxifying slowly

Detoxifying your body can be beneficial to your health but you need to be careful when doing this. If necessary consult your doctor to be sure that there is no underlying problem that can be worsened by this process. Many people do experience beneficial symptoms from detox diets and make them a regular part of their eating habits.

 

 Summer is here! Clear the toxins that have been holding you back.  Join the 5-Day Summer Detox Program now! 

Summer is here! Clear the toxins that have been holding you back. Join the 5-Day Summer Detox Program now! 

FREE Recipe from the 5-Day Summer Detox Program

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cantaloupe, seeds and skin removed, and cut into bite-sized chunks

  • ½ cucumber, scrubbed, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scraped out, then sliced into thin half-moons

  • ¼ small red onion, chopped into small pieces

  • 1 small handful basil leaves, thinly sliced

  • 2 TB sunflower seeds

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • 1-2 TB rice wine vinegar

  • 2 TB olive oil

  • 1 tsp sea salt

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve at room temperature – this salad is surprisingly filling and very delicious. Enjoy!

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