People nowadays are too much inclined towards detox methods, routines, and diets. Although the majority of them promote weight loss, the health experts are not supporting their usage. The diet regimes which are low in calories actually slow down the metabolism and cause severe side-effects and deficiencies, such as dehydration, nausea, fatigue, colon issues, and dizziness.
The human body is made to cleanse itself on its own. This detoxifying method is based on the kidneys’ synergy and the synergy between colon and liver as well. Kidneys flush out the toxins through the urine and purify the blood. The colon gets rid of the toxins even before they harm the body. The liver is in the first line of defense by acting as a natural filter and it prevents them to enter the bloodstream.
The human body has to receive all of the needed nutrients. For that reason, we suggest that you try the following amazing 48-hour colon cleanse diet plan which involves eating foods that boost your natural filters function. You need to prepare and consume the following snacks and meals for 2 days in a row:
Breakfast: Quinoa and prunes
Quinoa is rich in protein, fiber, and phosphorus. Prunes are rich in sorbitol which is known for its laxative effect.
½ cup of quinoa
1/3 cup of chopped prunes
1 tsp. of grated ginger
1 tbsp. of flaxseed oil
1 cup of water
A pinch of nutmeg
¼ cup of rice milk
Put the water, nutmeg, quinoa, and ginger in a pot and bring them to boil. Then, lower the heat and put the lid on. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and then add the milk and the prunes. Put the lid on once again and let it simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the flaxseed oil and serve.
Detox drinks and snacks
(You can eat this between the meals, as much as you can)
Slice and dice celery, cucumbers, radishes or any other veggie. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil and add some lemon juice. Season it with pepper and salt.
Detox drink – Pineapple, lemon, and pomegranate
¾ cup of pineapple juice
1 cup of pomegranate juice
3 cups of water
Just mix all of the ingredients together. The ingredients will be enough for 4 servings.
Detox drink –Ginger, pineapple, and kale
Bromelain in pineapple improves digestion. Ginger enhances the bile production, and kale clears the kidneys.
½ cup of pineapple chunks
¼ inch of ginger
A bunch of kale
juice from a ½ a lemon
½ cup of mint leaves
Juice the ingredients and your drink is ready! Enjoy!
Lunch – Fruit smoothie
¼ cup of frozen blueberries
¼ of banana
1 tbsp. of ground chia seeds or flaxseed
½ cup of ice
½ cup of almond milk
Blend all of the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
Blueberries are rich in quercetin, a flavonoid which improves the immunity and boosts the liver function. Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids that nourish the brain. Moreover, they contain fiber that optimizes the bowel movement. Vitamin B6 which is found in bananas clears the liver.
Dinner – Vegetable Broth
1 shredded cabbage
8 cups of water
2 tbsp. of paprika
1 chopped fennel bulb
2 chopped red onions
2 tbsp. of caraway seeds
2 chopped celery stalks
2 tsp. of sea salt
1 cup of sliced shitake mushrooms
½ cup of chopped parsley
4 minced garlic cloves
2 tbsp. of chopped oregano
Put all of the ingredients in a pot and bring them to a boil. Then, lower the heat and let it simmer for 60 minutes.
Cabbage detoxifies the kidneys and the liver. Garlic promotes the liver function and enhances the gallbladder. Fennel improves the bile flow while shitake mushrooms improve the liver enzymes.
Apples and sauerkraut work amazing as a side dish for this amazing veggie broth. Being a natural probiotic, sauerkraut makes wonders to the gastrointestinal tract. Apples improve the liver and kidneys’ function.
Don’t eat after 7 p.m.
Before bedtime, drink 1 cup of dandelion tea to flush out toxins from your liver.
Have Epsom salt baths more often in order to detoxify your body.
Bok Choy, cauliflower, and broccoli aids the toxins excretion. Soy products are diuretics so you will go to the toilet on a regular basis.
Try to eat more fermented foods since they are rich in probiotics that the colon needs. Phosphorus is a great laxative and it can be found in whole grains which are also rich in fiber.
Capsaicin improves the enzyme processes and at the same time, it cleanses the liver. Use super-hot peppers because they are rich in capsaicin.