Thursday, April 26, 2012

Detox your body

Our bodies naturally detoxify every day, detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin. Just as our hearts beat nonstop and our lungs breathe continuously, so our metabolic processes continuously dispose of accumulated toxic matter.
However, the environmental toxins of modern-day life -- the pollutants, chemicals, other synthetic substances -- are more than the average body can handle.The body doesn't know what to do with foreign substances, so it will store them outside of the regular elimination system, so we don't get poisoned. Those poisons start building up in our body fat.

Why Detox?
Iintense levels of toxic overload is typically caused by an improper diet, stress, overeating, sedentary lifestyle, illness, and poor health habits in general. When the accumulation of toxins in the body leads to disease, the body has developed what is known as toxemia. When toxemia occurs, some people’s digestive tracts become incapable of breaking down and digest food normally. When the digestive system is impaired in this way, food does not move efficiently through the digestive tract. Rather than being digested normally, food will rot and create toxic by-products. This condition is known as intestinal toxemia or toxic colon syndrome.

The purpose of a detox is to cleanse the body of toxins that have accumulated in the body. While some dieters turn to fasting as a detox method, a safer, more nutritionally sound approach is based on ingesting natural fruit and vegetable juices. A well-balanced combination of fresh, raw juices is not only fat-free but also provides the body with concentrated vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. These help the body flush out toxins, leading to increased energy, vitality, and fat loss.You can detox naturally by just eating fruits and vegetables for about a week and, of course, drinking tons of water.
Watch this video on juicing to detox:

Here is a recipe for juicing.

Cucumber Greens Delight Detox
1 cucumber
1 large cup of spinach
1 large cup of parsley
1 celery stock
1/2 medium lemon (not the peels) ( fruit exception because of it's alkalizing effects on the body and helps with taste. )

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