Today, people are more aware than ever of the importance of staying fit and healthy, which is pushing the global wellness market to new heights. Not only do people pay more attention to what they eat, but they are also interested in using different strategies to optimize different body functions, such as detoxification diets.
What Is A Detox Diet?
According to a naturopath, detoxification is a way to recharge, rejuvenate and renew the body, or, in other words, to start the body for a healthier life, because it releases the body from toxins. This type of process can be carried out in hospital rehabilitation centers or even, perhaps, at home. While the body has its own natural mechanism for removing waste and toxins (liver, sweat, urine), a detoxification diet seems to help relieve the pressure of the body organs responsible for removing waste and thus strengthen them further.
Detoxification or cleansing diets vary from a full fast (total hunger fast) for 1-3 days to drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables, water and tea while avoiding other solid foods.
What are the benefits of detoxification?
While detox diets claim to facilitate the excretion of toxins and accelerate weight loss, review of the scientific literature shows that more studies and clinical evidence are needed to support these claims. Nevertheless, the few studies conducted on this subject give encouraging results. For example, it has been found that popular detoxifying foods such as Nori, coriander and Fa Olestra replacement have detoxifying properties.
Another study on the Lemon Detox diet, which is arguably the most popular among all diet strategies (pop icon Beyoncé swears by its effectiveness in facilitating weight loss), also showed promising results. The results of a recent study on the effectiveness of the Lemon Detox diet in obese Korean women suggest that a Lemon Detox program reduces body fat and insulin resistance and may have a positive effect on risk factors for certain heart disease.
What are some of the most delicious Post-Detox foods?
If you are one of the many people who have tried different forms of detoxifying diets, you may be tempted to immediately eat juicy burgers and a sticky bowl of macaroni after essentially being starved for several days. Remember, however, that your digestive system has not digested anything solid for days, so you need to carefully facilitate the return to normal food.
Although it is not acceptable for you to consume foods high in fat, sugar and difficult to digest at first, do not despair, because there are still several Post-Detox foods that you can eat without feeling deprived.
Here are some examples of satisfying but digestive foods that you can enjoy for several days after detoxification:
Chocolate Banana Smoothie Breakfast)
This recipe is very simple, just dissolve ¾ teaspoon of cocoa powder in ½ Cup of hot water, put this mixture in a blender, add 2 medium frozen bananas and ¾ Cup of coconut milk (or more if you want a thicker Smoothie)and mix together. Put in the refrigerator to cool. This tasty Smoothie delivers a delicious punch and is packed with banana, cocoa powder and coconut milk nutrients like potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, polyphenols and protein.
Thai green curry soup (lunch)
As you always switch from liquid to solid food, Thai Green Curry soup can offer you a satisfying lunch without overwhelming your digestive system. This dish is not only filled with nutritious greens, but also contains healthy fats and cleansing herbs to maintain the benefits of your detox diet.
Salad Of Green Cabbage (Dinner)
To top off your evening, prepare a delicious and healthy kale salad. Just combine chopped kale, avocado slices and olive oil and you’re good to go. To add more texture and flavor, you can add chopped toasted almonds and Feta cheese.
The various delicious meals mentioned above are just some of the best foods you can eat after cleaning. These foods can be healthy, healing and easy to digest, but their taste will help you forget that you always eat healthily.