Nine days of Dassara ,days of fun,food and frolic are over but now is the time to detoxify your gut and get refreshed for Diwali.Let me tell you how and why!
After those fine evening snacks and dining sessions with friends and family,tiresome shopping,late night gossips and early mornings now is the time to give thought to the tremendous build up of toxins in your body.
Most of us tend to neglect it and realize it only after we are left fatigued and ailing. Detoxing refreshes not only your body but also your mind and emotions.Detoxing is like giving yourself a Diwali gift of a better body and clearer mind.
It is about eating the right thing at the right time and setting your body clock to normal!
Here are few detox foods that rejuvenate your body and refreshes your mind.
GARLIC: THE BEST DETOX AGENT
One of the best detox foods available in the market garlic helps to stimulate the liver into producing detoxifying enzymes that help filter toxic residues from the digestive system.It is always good to add sliced or cooked garlic to any suitable dish.Also you can saute slivered garlic in olive oil and sprinkle it on steamed green veggies.
THE UNPARALLED BROCCOLI
Extremely high in anti-oxidants the ability of broccoli to detoxify the digestive tract is unparalled.Broccoli sprouts are more effective specially in preventing cancer.It has also got the magical healing ability to heal liver diseases like jaundice.Broccoli is rich in phyto chemicals which are released when the broccoli is cut chewed or digested.
Curcumin the active ingredient found in turmeric is used in traditional medicines to treat liver and digestive disorders.This active ingredient is a great detoxifier and protects you against free radials and cancer.
BEAT FOR THE BEETS
Beats are a valuable source of iron,zinc,magnesium & calcium.They are full of vitamins B3,B6,C & Beta Carotene.All these promote optimal detoxification.Beets also support good gall bladder and liver health-organs that are paramount in breaking down and removing toxins.
MOONG BEANS THE WONDER FOOD
Considered as one of the wonder foods with magical healing properties, moong beans in Ayurveda is said to balance all doshas.Its magical healing properties are wasted when it is boiled to death.So boil till it splits,mash it up,toss in some onions and split green chillies or pepper powder and enjoy your bowl of moong with all its benefits intact.
Lycopene present in tomatoes that is responsible for the red color is a powerful anti-oxidant.It also protects the liver from free radical damage.Include fresh tomatoe soups and juices in your regular diet as part of your detox plan and enjoy the multifarious health benefits.
THE AWESOME BENEFITS OF DETOX
Now that spring cleansing of your body is done, let us know the health benefits that you will enjoy this Diwali!
Your body is now recharged,renewed and rejuvenated says Linda Page PHD author of detoxification. "Anyone can enjoy the benefits of a detox. It's a way you to kick-start your body for a more healthy and active life."
ENJOY A BETTER BODY AND A CLEAR MIND THIS DIWALI!