The process of detoxification is mostly intended for cleaning the liver and kidneys, as these have to bear the maximum amount of toxic that enters the body before purifying the blood. It is necessary to detoxify your body in this polluted environment and there are several ways by which you can get your system cleaned. You can opt for colonics, intravenous injections, mercury removal, and oral chelating agents, herbal mixtures as well as nutritional supplements. I

Detoxification system of the body

Irrespective of the detoxification agents you use, you may find it interesting to know that your body has a natural detoxification system of its own and it consists of three organs. The first one is colon, the second is kidney and the third is liver. Liver forms the first defense line as it cleans the toxic substances that enter through food. Colon, which consists of more than 700 varieties of bacteria, flushes out any toxic chemicals that can harm your health. The two kidneys form the third line, which operates like a clock and filters blood to help you in releasing the toxins through urine. Therefore, you need to ensure the complete functioning of these organs by supporting them with proper diet. For ensuring complete health of your natural detoxification system, you can start with Dr. Oz’s 48 Hour Cleanse.

Start with the breakfast

Start your day with one bowl of quinoa which will not only offer you a high amount of protein but also will offer you required amount of fiber and phosphorus. You can add prunes as toppings to make it even richer in laxative like chemical, sorbitol and fiber.

Ingredients list

  • Rinsed quinoa- ½ cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Nutmeg- 1 pinch
  • Grated ginger- 1tsp
  • Flaxseed oil- 1tbsp
  • Chopped prunes- 1/3 cup
  • Rice milk- ¼ cup

Preparation tips:

Take a bowl and add water. Now, add the quinoa, nutmeg and ginger. Stir it well and make it boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the flame and cover it for around ten minutes. Now, add the prunes and cover again for 5 minutes. Once done, add the flaxseed oil and serve.

Drinks and snacks

Ginger, Pineapple and Kale detoxification drink- Kale is known for kidney cleaning while pineapple improves digestion and ginger stimulates flow of bile in the gallbladder. Making the drinks is simple if you have a blender.

Ingredients list:

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1/2-cup pineapple
  • 1 bunch kale with no stems
  • 1/4 inch of ginger
  • 1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon

Preparation tips:

Get all the ingredients blended in a blender and drink it whenever you feel hungry.

Lemon, Pomegranate and Pineapple Detoxification Drink- You can also opt for this drink, as it is equally healthy and can be prepared without juicer.

If you don’t have a juicer to make the first drink, mix up this easy detox concoction with ready-made juices and cut with water.

Ingredients list:

  • Unsweetened pineapple juice- 3/4 cup
  • Lemon- 1
  • Unsweetened pomegranate juice- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 cups

Preparation Tips

Take a bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix them well and put it in a bottle. Make it around four glasses and drinks it throughout the day.

Snack time

Take fresh vegetables like cucumber, radish, celery or any other you want to eat and slice them. Mix them well and get it dressed with pepper, salt, lemon juice as well as olive oil. Now, put it in portable container or plastic bags a carry it anywhere you want.

Lunchtime

Rich in essential nutrients like blueberries, banana and ground flaxseed, this fruity lunch can help in cleaning your system without any hassle.

Ingredients required:

  • Hemp milk or almond oil unsweetened- ½ cup
  • Ground flaxseed or chia- 1 tablespoon
  • Frozen blueberries- ¼ cup
  • Banana- ¼
  • Ice- ½ cup

Preparation Tips

Take all ingredients and put them in a blender. Mix well and make a smoothie.

Veggie Soup in dinner

Ingredients list:

  • Roughly chopped-2 red onions
  • Celery- 2 stalks roughly chopped
  • Roughly chopped fennel with stalks, fronds and bulb- 1
  • Caraway seeds-2 tsp
  • Sea salt-2 tsp
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Sliced shitake caps-1 cup
  • Large cloves garlic- 4chopped
  • Cabbage- 1roughly chopped
  • Water-2 quarts
  • Paprika-2 tbsp.
  • Fresh oregano- 2 tbsp. chopped
  • Parsley- 8 sprigs chopped with stems and leaves
  • Parsley- 1/2 cup chopped

Preparation Tips

Apart from parsley, add all ingredients in a pot. Now add water and boil. Lower the heat and simmer it for an hour. Adjust the seasonings, remove sprigs of parsley and get it served with some parsley freshly chopped. Now serve with chopped apples and fermented sauerkraut. The soup is not just tasty but also it includes some great nutrients like

  1. Fennel for boosting bile blow in the gallbladder
  2. Garlic for boosting gallbladder and liver functioning
  3. Cabbage for the detoxification of kidneys and liver
  4. Shitake mushrooms for boosting the liver enzymes.
  5. Sauerkraut for probiotics and bacteria that can help in protection of the GI tract.
  6. Apple for better liver and kidney functioning.

To get the best effects of the 48 Hour Body Cleanse diet, you need to follow some rules mentioned below:

  • No more food after 7p.m.
  • Drink one cup dandelion root tea before going to bed so that your liver can excrete the toxins at ease.
  • Opt for Epsom Salt Bath for sweating out toxins and getting magnesium that helps in muscle relaxation.

Some more food for complete detoxification of the system

The colon: Go for more whole grain foods, as they are rich in natural laxative as well as phosphorus. This will also ensure a proper stool, as these are rich in fiber. You can also go for fermented foods like sour pickles and kamahi, as these adds probiotics to keep your colon healthy.

The kidneys: Increase the intake of soy products like Edam me, tofu and miso as these works like diuretics, which in turn increases urination. You can also include cruciferous veggies like book Choy, broccoli and cauliflower. This will increase the ability of your kidney in transporting toxins. It will also help in faster recovery of liver cells.

The liver: Include dark berries like blackberries and blueberries in your diet to free it from toxins. You can also take hot peppers, as these are rich in capsaicin, which increases liver’s detoxification power.

Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy regime to keep your system free from toxins.

Source: Health Tips Portal