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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

To Detox or Not to Detox....

Raw food detox, juice fast, master cleanse, mono fruit detox and soooo many more!! So what’s the deal? What does it mean to 'Detox' your body? Well...Detox, short for detoxification, is the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine. Sources of toxins include those produced in the body during normal functions, such as the ammonia produced during the breakdown of protein, and chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaners, food additives, drugs, pollution, cigarette smoke, and heavy metals like lead that enter the body when we ingest or inhale them. So to sum it up it is just to rid your body of harmful or unwanted 'things' from your body that may be all cramped up and stuck in your tummy/intestines.

So I am going to complete a homemade, 7 day detox...thanks to some inspiration from my sister Christina, thanks girlfriend!! Here is what I am going to do, drink LOTS and I mean Lots of water, and herbal teas (3 teas a already down for today), fruits, veggies. So lots of water and high fibre foods...lets call it Jessica's HIGH Detox!! So there will be little limitations on the consumption of fruits and veggies...more veg than fruits though. So every day I will start with a large (700ml-1 ltr) of water with some added citrus (lemon, lime...whatever you have), followed by some tea, no sweeteners not even honey...just a date if you need some sweet. Then when you start feeling a bit peckish have a banana. Basically you can eat what you want fruit wise, just have a variety and try to stay away from tropical fruits, they tend to have a high sugar content. I am going to consume fruits in the first half of my day and veggies in the later half, drink lots of fluids all day and eating when hungry. Some keys things for this detox is I will be consuming vitamins 2 times a day (just a multi-vitamin) and eating the veg and fruits RAW or lightly oils or salt and pepper, just au natural! Mmmm!! So I will keep you posted on my day by day progress. I will have avocados in a shake so I won't get all dizzy and what not since they are full of good for you fats!! Mmm I love avocados!!



    Did you start yet?

    I'm going to go chug some water now. (exciting!)

  2. I just started this today!! So YAY you should totally do it too Amy! Do you have facebook?? It will be cool do do together and see what happens...I can see good things coming!! :)

  3. you should maybe see a nutritionist so they can give you a "real" cleanse. mental case ;)