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A bloated stomach, blotchy skin, just feeling off-colour, or a lot of accumulated mental fatigue? One thing is certain: you’re not feeling great.
How can you quickly regain strength and vitality by cleansing your body? By following a detox programme that will allow your body to rest and stimulate your purifying organs (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and gall bladder), which are responsible for eliminating toxins.
A detox is based on two principles:
The first thing to do is to eliminate all toxic foods during your detox. Alcohol, meat, cold cuts, sugar, dairy products, fats, eggs, coffee, tea, cocoa, soda, salt and all industrially processed foods should be banned from your meals.
In order to successfully follow your detox programme, you need to reactivate your body’s natural ability to regenerate and heal.
As far as food is concerned, it’s therefore better to choose fruit and vegetables (seasonal if possible) which contain a lot of antioxidants, fibre and water. Note that the most detoxifying vegetables are generally green (asparagus, spinach, artichoke, fennel, leek, cabbage).
Even if it’s best to eat vegetables raw in order to make the most of their nutritional qualities, you may also opt for low-temperature cooking methods (steam, wok, bain-marie, etc.). Finally, to avoid fatigue, you can supplement your diet with a little lean fish, legumes and whole grains in moderate quantities.
When it comes to drinks, lemons have digestive properties. In juice or detox water, lemons boost the production of bile and enzymes while providing antioxidant vitamin C.
Green tea and mate tea are also diuretics that are rich in antioxidants and effective against water retention.
Finally, you can let your imagination run wild and create your own homemade vegetable and fruit juice recipes!
Getting back into shape by eating healthily is good. Adding sports to the picture is even better. Sports promote oxygenation of the muscles, and therefore the elimination of toxins, but they also help to slow down the muscle loss caused by the detox.
As you will have understood, in order to succeed in your detox programme, in addition to having a healthy diet, it is essential to exercise. It is not absolutely necessary to overly indulge in physical activity: walking, for example, is a good form of exercise. Those who are more athletic can increase the frequency or duration of their training sessions.
The detox lasts between 1 and 7 days and it is not recommended to go beyond that. Indeed, it is a very restrictive diet that could, in the long term, lead to significant deficiencies. In addition, there are many ways to practice it: from a few consecutive days to one day a week for several weeks.