Daniel Fast: This is one of the types of fasting based on how Daniel fasted in the bible. During the Daniel Fast, you do not eat meat, diary, sweets, fried food and bread. The only drink allowed is water. So you get to try a variety of specified fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables. The smoothie recipes provided in our 12 Day Power Detox Program can be used as a part of the Daniel Fast. WHAT’S IN YOUR SMOOTHIE CUP? Water: Water is essential for the proper functioning of the body and circulation of nutrients in the body. It aids digestion of food i.e. breaking down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water flushes the liver tissues, aiding in removing toxins, and assists the kidneys during detoxing, so the liver can focus on its own cleansing.
Why should I detox my Spirit, Soul and Body? EVERYONE needs to detox. You breathe polluted air, you experience stress—both of which have physical byproducts in the body—and nobody’s diet is “perfect.” If you can answer this question honestly and your answer is a “Yes”, then you probably don’t need to do a detox. Are you willing to guarantee that you eat a healthy diet that is void of processed foods, genetically modified foods, caffeine, food coloring, refined sugars, alcohol or pesticides? Think of your body as a vehicle requiring regular maintenance oil change. Routine oil and filter changes help remove particles and sludge and keep engines at peak condition. Buildup from dirty oil robs a vehicle’s fuel economy and power, and makes internal components work harder. An engine that works too hard will end up having more problems down the road as well as a shorter life span. The organs of your body works like the engine of a vehicle. Regular maintenance and detox are necessary to keep your body in good health thereby prolonging your life. As you may know man is a 3 part being with a spirit, soul and body. Your soul is the dimension of man which deals with the mental realm. It consists of his mind, will and emotions. It’s the part that reasons and thinks. The emotions are the responses (feelings) about the information which comes to us – from the physical world around us and from the spirit within us. We respond to emotions by crying, or feel like crying over news that we hear with our ears, but we can also cry when, from our spirit, we become aware of how much God loves us. The soul has not only the memory of things in your life which have happened but the way you felt about those things (your emotions). The 12 Day Power Detox Devotional will guide to through the process of detoxing negative emotions you’ve experienced while embracing positive emotions. You would begin to feel happier, free to love and trust again.
Reduce the risk of serious diseases : It is well known that one way of preventing cancer and heart disease is to increase the number of fruit and vegetables in your diet. The more green smoothies you drink, the lower your risk.
Feel Energized: Fruits are a good source of energy, but eaten alone will only provide short bursts of energy (they contain lots of sugars, which are quickly metabolized). Because of their high content of veggies, green smoothies have balanced sugar content.
When Ade told me about this program, my initial reaction, as a physician was “I don’t do detox”. I also did not like smoothies. But I am now a converted “smoothie lover” and I have incorporated these smoothie recipes into my diet, especially for breakfast. What I like most about the detox program is that it is designed to benefit the whole you - “spirit, soul and body”. Weight loss is just an added benefit. I lost a little over 12 pounds and 2 inches off my bust, waist and hips. - Dr. Modele O., Atlanta, Georgia 12 Day Power Detox Ambassador.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Cleanse your body : Over time there is a buildup of harmful toxins i.e. preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals such as mercury and lead in the body through the consumption of the food we eat and exposure to pollution. This can affect our metabolism, behavior, immune system, and leads to disease. Our detox program is designed to stimulate the body to cleanse itself, helping the liver, kidneys and colon do what they naturally do which is getting rid of toxins and waste from the body.
Vegetables: They are a good source of many nutrients, including iron, potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins.