Detox and Cleanse the body – Why bother?

We all want that feel good of vitality in our bodies. When you jump out of bed in the morning with good energy looking forward to the day. Well some people do and some people don’t and sometimes we just feel down right sluggish with low mood and low motivation. One thing that can help with this is giving ourselves a week of good healthy nutritious foods to nourish our bodies and take out the processed, sugary foods which are draining our bodies.

The word detox is defined as being the process of removing toxic substances. Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally on a daily basis.

So that begs the questions of why to do one? Unfortunately, today under our current lifestyle our bodies are under an increased load on the body of daily toxins from e.g. environmental pollution, eating foods with pesticides, herbicides, preservatives and additives in them. Also prescription medications, smoking, overuse of alcohol, etc. Here’s the problem; when we have an excess of toxins and insufficient nutrients coming into the body; we cannot detox properly! A build-up of toxins puts a burden on your cells, which leads to an unhealthy body.

So how might I feel if this was the case, what symptoms might I have you ask? Is this for me?

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue,
  • Headaches,
  • Dark circles under the eyes,
  • Digestive issues,
  • Unpleasant body odour,
  • Poor skin ,
  • Cellulite formation.


What are the Advantages of doing a cleanse and detox?

  • Clear, radiant skin
  • Reduced cellulite
  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Improved digestion
  • Fewer food cravings
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Overall enhanced feeling of well-being


 

Here is one of the recipe’s to give you a taste of what’s to come

Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry (Serves 4)

2 tbsp. coconut oil or mild or medium (not extra virgin) olive oil
3 tbsp. medium curry paste/powder
2 large onions, sliced
½ cauliflower, broken into small florets
240g dried chickpeas, soaked, rinsed and drained
400ml hot vegetable stock
250g fine green beans

1tsp of turmeric,

1tsp of grated fresh ginger

A little sea salt
Handful of coriander, torn or roughly chopped

 

  1. Put the oil and the curry paste in a large frying pan or wok and fry the onions over a medium heat for around 5 minutes to soften them.
  2. Add the cauliflower, spices and chickpeas to the pan and stir to coat them in the other ingredients.
  3. Pour in the stock and stir. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over a gentle heat for around 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is fairly soft.
  4. Stir in the green beans and cook for another 5 minutes or so until they are tender.
  5. Check the seasoning, add salt if necessary and scatter with the coriander leaves before serving.

    What some people have said from doing our detox programme:

    ‘Really enjoyed learning new recipes that I still use every week.’

    ‘My body feels lighter and less bloated, and yes, I’ve lost a few pounds!’

    ‘My skin is absolutely glowing!’


    One-week online detox programme:

    Join our next on-line detox programme starting on Monday February the 12th.

    Get daily support on the closed Facebook page, Facebook live events throughout the week, juicing demos, one week of recipes and menu plans.

    Lose some weight, feel cleansed and refreshed. All for only €25. Sign up with a friend for only €20 each. For more info and to contact Jen today go to http://nutrition4living.ie/detox-programme-february-2018/