Detox ? New Year ? New Body
You?ve eaten and drunk well over the Christmas and New Year period, but you now find your self sluggish and slow and not ready to get into the swing of things again.
Well one way of getting yourself up and going again is to start a detox programme. The whole idea is to remove the toxins from you body caused by substances such as alcohol, tobacco and food consumed during the festive period. A detox programme helps your body by cleaning out the toxins that you have absorbed by passing them from your skin, liver and kidneys, which act as cleansing filters. The whole idea of a detox diet is to strengthen up the organs that your body uses to carry out detoxification of the toxins on a normal day-to-day basis and release the toxins that have become stored up in your body.
You may find that the detox programme you decide to use could have a number of different elements to it i.e., diet, nutritional supplements and herbs, exercise and possibly a number of alternative treatments. You may even decide to purchase a detox course from any good pharmacy or health shop.
The best and probably the most cost effective way of being able to remove the toxins from your body is to start eating more fresh fruit and vegetables and also drinking plenty of water. Wherever possible the fruit and vegetables that you eat should have a good source of fibre and one such fruit is a banana. Also try and drink at least 2 litres of water each day. If you find that water is a little bland, then try and jazz it up a bit with some lemon juice or even flaxseed, both of which act as a fairly good laxative.
When preparing the fruit and vegetables that you are going to eat, make sure that you prepare them as simply as possible, try not to add too many spices or oil to them. A good way of preparing vegetables for such diets is to steam them, thus you are retaining many of the vital nutrients that you require to assist your body during the detoxification period.
By following such simple rules you will find that your body is more effectively able to absorb the nutrients that it requires and will assist with the effective removal of the toxins that it has absorbed during the festive season. Also you may also find that your body has more vitality and stamina and there may well be an improvement in your digestive system as well. Finally, you may also find that you are more focused and able to deal more effectively with the stresses and strains of every day life.
About the Author: Allison Thompson providing information on detoxing. http://www.detox-zone.info/