How Does the Body’s Detox ?
So how does the body detox itself, The body has its own internal detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved:
- The Liver: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream.
- The Colon: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.
- The Kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.
Even when you are on the Dash diet it is a good idea to detox your body, you need to maintain these three key organs by nourishing your body with the right nutrients. The 48-Hour Cleanse is based upon eating certain “detoxifying” foods that will keep these systems running smoothly. The plan couldn’t be simpler to follow so you’re not always focused on what to eat next. You’ll need to prepare and eat the following meals and snacks two days in a row. To get ready for the 48 hour cleanse.
Recipes for your 48 Hour Cleanse
Quinoa With Chopped Prunes
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup rice milk
In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes and rice milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flax seed oil.
Snack: Detox Drinks
Kale, Pineapple and Ginger Detox Drink
1/2 cup pineapple
2 large cucumbers
1 bunch kale without stems (4 cups chopped)
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1/4 inch of ginger
1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup)
Combine all ingredients and blend in juicer.
Pineapple, Lemon and Pomegranate Blend-Free Detox Drink
3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
3 cups water
Combine all ingredients and mix in a cup. Enjoy!
Alternative Snack: Fresh Veggies
Celery, Radishes, Cucumber, Green Beanss
Olive oil, Lemon juice,Salt,Pepper
Cut up celery, radishes, cucumber and green beans.
For dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well.
1/2 cup almond or hemp milk (plain/unsweetened)
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth
Vegetable Broth Soup
2 red onions, roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 fennel bulb, fronds and stalks included, roughly chopped
2 tsp caraway seeds
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup sliced shitake caps
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 cabbage, roughly chopped
2 quarts water
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
8 sprigs parsley, chopped stems and leaves
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
Combine all ingredients, except for the chopped parsley, in a pot. Add 2 quarts of water.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer covered for about 1 hour. Adjust seasoning.
Remove whole parsley sprigs and serve topped with some freshly chopped parsley.
Serve with a side of traditionally fermented sauerkraut and chopped apples.