Our bodies have a natural way of cleansing themselves; but with the stressful lifestyle, unhealthy eating and toxic agents all around us, it can be too much for our systems. Toxic waste begins to build up and the body is thrown out of balance. This affects the body’s weight, energy levels, digestion and the immune system.
Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body, and has the following benefits.
Physical benefits: The organs most affected by toxins, like the liver and stomach, will begin to function effectively resulting in renewed energy for the body. The clearing of free radicals will help boost the immune system, and improve blood circulation.
Mental benefits: Detoxing helps to improve the mind’s alertness and concentration levels. After detoxing you will probably find that you also sleep better.
Lifestyle changes: As you progress with the detox you will feel better. This could be the best time to make other lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating better and getting more exercise.
To help you get started with your detox programme, here’s a great detox juice recipe.
- Apples – 3 medium (546g)
- Celery – 4 stalk, large (256g)
- Ginger Root – 1/4 thumb (6g)
- Lemon (with rind) – 1/2 fruit (29g)
- Orange (peeled) – 1 large (184g)
- Spinach – 5 handful (125g)
You don’t have to peel the lemon, but make sure you peel the orange. The orange’s skin is very bitter and can ruin the flavor. You can always juice everything except the spinach, and then finish it in a blender with the spinach.
Happy Detoxing, and let us know how it goes. We’d love to hear your feedback.
The Amani Team
Recipe couresy of: juicerecipes.com