How to detox after Easter!

By the term detox “detoxification” we mean the cleansing of the body from the toxins that create harmful foods, such as sugar, processed products, alcohol, etc.

The human body has an amazing automatic system of removing toxins through liver, kidney and intestinal function. Therefore, a detox diet is probably unnecessary, if not dangerous.

Nevertheless, it is good, after a feast like that of Easter, rich in calories, saturated fats and dangerous products of thermal processing of food, to take care to rest our body and help it to carry out its natural detoxification process.

How do we do that? Certainly not by depriving our bodies of essential nutrients, such as proteins or fats. All we will achieve is to put our body in a state of stress, through which our body itself will simply produce new toxins.

So say “no” to dangerous diets, which consist almost exclusively of fruit juices and teas, and for no reason do not consume vinegar in the form of a drink. Follow a proper and balanced diet, with foods rich in nutrients:

Add color to your plate by consuming at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, colorful peppers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cranberries, blueberries and more. You will be hydrated, you will receive valuable vitamins and substances with antioxidant activity, essential minerals and plant fibers, which contribute to the management of blood glucose levels, cholesterol and of course to the removal of toxins.

Include “good” fats in your diet in moderation, such as olive oil, olives, avocados, tahini, flaxseed, hemp seeds, unsalted almonds and walnuts. As strange as it may seem to you, our bodies, after consuming large amounts of saturated fat, need monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat to balance the bad cholesterol with the good cholesterol.

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Be sure to consume small amounts of lean proteins at each meal, which you will find in egg whites, legumes, chicken breast, white fish, cottage cheese and light dairy products.

Opt for low-glycemic carbohydrate foods that are rich in fiber, found in abundance in legumes, whole grains, brown rice, quinoa, and sweet potatoes.

Drink plenty of clean water.

Walk, dance, jog, generally exercise.

Avoid sweets, sugar, excessive salt consumption, packaged and processed foods, alcohol and soft drinks.

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