Body detoxification has been practiced for centuries, and some religious groups use it for health improvement.
There are many detox diets for losing weight, but bear in mind that a low-calorie fasting will lead to loss of important nutrients and body starving. Fatigue, colon damage, nausea are other side effects of a detox diet.
Body’s Detox System
Liver, colon, and kidneys are the three body organs involved in the internal detoxification system of our body.
Liver functions as filter, preventing toxins entering into the blood stream.
Colon’s most important role is removing toxins before causing any damage to our body.
Kidneys are constantly filtering the blood and eliminating toxins through the urine.
The 48-hour weekend treatment for body cleansing by Dr. Oz, is based on eating specific foods that will help these organs function properly.
Breakfast: Quinoa with Prunes
Begin your day with a bowl of quinoa, rich in phosphorus, fiber, and protein. Add prunes, also rich in fiber and sorbitol.
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- Half a cup of quinoa
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
- 1/4 cup of rice milk
- 1/3 cup of chopped prunes
Pour the cup of water and the half cup of quinoa in a bowl, and add 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, and a pinch of nutmeg. Stir the mixture until it starts boiling, after which you should lower the heat and simmer for 10 min covered with a pot. Add the rice milk and the prunes. Cook for another 5 minutes, with a cover. Before consuming it, add one tablespoon of flaxseed oil and stir well.
Snacks: Detox Drinks
Prepare a detox drink with ginger, pineapple, and kale.
These ingredients help in kidney cleansing, digestion, and bile flow stimulation.
- 1/4 inch of ginger
- Half a cup of pineapple
- 1 bunch of kale. Remove the stems
- 2 large cucumbers
- Half a cup of mint
- Half squeezed lemon
Mix the ingredients in a juicer.
Mix radishes, cucumber, and celery slices, and add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Lunch: Fruit Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia
- Half a cup of plain, unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup of frozen blueberries
- Half a cup of ice
- ¼ banana
Mix the ingredients in a blender until it become smooth mixture.
The ingredients are good for the immunity, and detoxification of the liver.
Dinner: Vegetable Broth Soup
- 2 chopped celery stalks
- 2 chopped red onions
- 1 chopped fennel bulb with fronds and stalks
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds
- 1 cup of sliced shitake caps
- 1 chopped cabbage
- 4 large chopped garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoon of paprika
- 2 quarts of water
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano
- Half a cup of chopped parsley
- 8 sprigs of chopped parsley with stems and leaves
- Freshly ground pepper
Boil everything, except the chopped parsley, and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for an hour, and serve it topped with chopped parsley.
These ingredients help the bile flow and the function of the gallbladder, and help liver and kidneys detoxification.