Phase 2 - Is the actual detoxification process when the toxins are metabolised into simpler substances and removed from the body by various elimination processes.
Our bodies naturally detox every day . It’s part of a natural process that allows us to get rid of toxins and regenerate cells. It's like changing the oil in your car - supporting the body's naturally processes with wholefoods that can help to re-boot and re-energise your system, eliminate toxins from the body and help enhance weight loss and optimum health. A well-designed detox menu is high in nutrients, hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory which can only be obtained from using honest, wholefood ingredients. Basically, my motto for detox is: REMOVE – RESTORE - REJUVENATE.
The nutrients required for these phases are flavonoids, antioxidants and B vitamins found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Glutathione, found in avocados, watermelon, asparagus, walnuts, leafy greens and Pure Native WPI. Essential fats found in extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed coconut oil and flaxseed oil. And lasty amino acids found in nuts, seeds, green vegetables and Healthy Chef Protein.
You want to keep your digestive system moving and rid the body of excess toxins, so drink plenty of water. I always drink a few glasses of water with a squeeze of lemon in the morning as soon as I get out of bed. To one of the glasses, I’ll also add a spoonful of Everyday Greens. This chlorophyll rich elixir works as a natural anti-inflammatory to support gentle detoxification as well as prevent digestive issues such as IBS, constipation and bloating.
Smoothies involve blending whole foods, like leafy greens and a little fruit into a liquid without removing the fibre. They are more substantial than juices – thicker, filling and rich in soluble fibre for digestive health. They are also less taxing on the digestive system.
I prefer alkalizing protein shakes that support my IBS issues rather than certain vegan sources of protein which can be high in FODMAPs are not that compatible with my personal tummy issues. Also as a note, for those who suffer from bloating, it’s best to shake your protein using a blender bottle or alternatively blend your smoothies quickly, so you reduce the amount of air that gets trapped in the smoothie, that can sometime cause more bloating in sensitive people.
I believe making small healthy changes can lead to long term positive results. For a healthy way to detox, I recommend implementing the below tweaks to your diet for at least one week and you will experience a healthier, more energetic you. I also encourage you to continue these tweaks beyond one week until they become daily habits and I guarantee you'll naturally lean towards a healthier body weight, as well as look and feel amazing.