Its great to give your digestive system a break from time to time. You don’t always have to do a 3 or 5 day juice cleanse a simple 1 day cleanse is a great way. Or even just incorporating a juice/smoothie a day you will begin to see benefits not only in your skin, hair and nails but you sleep and inner health.
I decided to do a 1 day cleanse just to give my body a break and to be honest i don’t have the time or commitment at the moment to do a 3 day cleanse though i would like to. (Maybe later on down the track)
Being on the Low Fodmap diet i am limited in fruits and veggies that i can have so i made sure i picked safe food combinations. Recipe’s down the bottom 🙂
Are not to be afraid of, though they are high in fat which often scares people it is the type of fat found in avocado, monounsaturated fat that lessens your LDL cholesterol which is harmful to our bodies. Also very high in both insoluble and soluble fiber, this fruit is ideal to gently cleanse the colon and carry toxins out of the body. Not to mention its ability to restore liver cells, which makes it an ideal detox food to include in a liver cleansing diet.
Popeye’s favourite food, is rich in vitamins C, K and A, protecting the heart and immune system.’s. Spinach isalso full of calcium, magnesium and high in vitamin E which is for improving brain function, lutein for healthy eyes, and iron for superior energy and strength.
Highly alkaline and a potent rehydrator, rich in ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, two compounds that prevent water retention. High in fibre, magnesium and potassium which help repair connective tissues, muscles, cartilage and bones.
Top of all detox fruits is packed with vitamin C immune boosters has an alkalizing effect which heals cells and prevents disease. They are a powerful antimicrobial and will destroy putrefactive bacteria in your mouth and intestines while clearing mucus build up. Not to mention they support your liver, improve your absorption of minerals, promote weight loss, cleanse your blood and alleviate indigestion.
Contains almost all the vitamins and minerals essential for the digestive system, specifically bromelain, which assists the digestive enzyme in breaking down proteins and cleanses the blood by removing debris from the body. Bromelain an anti-inflammatory also assists in alleviating joint pain and encourages healing of bruises and swelling in the body.
A Superfood algae is full of iron, chlorophyll, amino acids, calcium just to name a few. Not only does it provide energy and vitality it effective for heavy metal detoxifacation.
Bananas are high in fiber and pectin and both these nutrients help in healthy bowel movement. The pectin content of banana helps to absorb the water in the digested food and thereby eases constipation. Bananas are also helpful for patients suffering from diarrhea, since they help to restore the lost electrolytes.
Most importantly, it can absorb the fungus and germs attached to the inner wall of colons and also suppress fungus and germs growth to heal colon inflammation.
Another high fiber, alkalizing food that is full of vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. By including these during a cleanse in the form of a nut milk helps to incorporate additional protein and healthy fats.
Cos (aka Romaine)
Is another high water content green, full of vitamins A, K, C, folate, manganese and chromium. The fiber in romaine is cleansing and good for the heart, it also combats cholesterol by preventing it from oxidizing and sticking into the inside of arteries.
Such a common herb but how many of us actually know its benefits. It contains high levels of vitamin C and A, chlorophyll, calcium, sodium, magnesium and iron. Neutralizes toxins in your liver, inhibits abnormal cell growth (preventing o tumors and cancers) boost the immune system, improves digestion and promotes urination.
A potent cleanser, great source of vitamin C, high in electrolyte minerals, potassium, sodium calcium and magnesium.
It acts as a diuretic, stimulating urine production and ridding the body of excess fluids. Fluid balance is extremely important during a detox.
Are not just know as rabbit food, they are know for having the highest beta carotene content of any food a substance which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin regulates blood sugar and protects the lungs and eyes from toxins.
Has been used for many years to aid gastrointestinal distress by alleviating symptoms of bloating, gas, nausea and dizziness. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help boost the immune system.
Contain high levels of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that fight aging and prevent disease. Oranges also are a good source of vitamin A, B vitamins, amino acids, beta-carotene and minerals making them one of the best fruits to promote overall health.
This powerful spice is often referred to as the “Queen of all Herbs”. It is a excellent anti-inflammatory, blood purifier and also improves liver function.
Is a staple in most homes but many don’t know its powerful healing and detoxifying properties. It has a natural cleansing action that stops the growth of microbes and kills bacteria and fungi. It also acts a pain reliever as well as strengths and energizes tissue.
A true super food packed with chlorophyll, which increases oxygen circulation throughout the bloodstream. Not only does it have deeply detoxifying properties it is high in calcium vitamins C, A, E, folate B6 and zinc.
Not only is it alkalizing, sugar free helps with digestion and aids in keeping the metabolism rate of the body at its optimum level, its full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Before doing a cleanse it is beneficial to cut out dairy, meat, chocolate, sugar processed foods a few days before.
I dont really eat any of that (ok i eat chocolate too much sometimes) so i just jumped straight in.
I started my morning with the juice of a lemon and warm water
Almond milk (homemade)
I finished off my cleanse with some lightly steamed veg packed with herbs and my 4th juice. I felt pretty good all day a little tired at times but had a fantastic sleep adn felt amazing today when i woke.
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