The Detox System of the Body
Our body has its own internal detoxification system. The liver, the kidneys and the colon are the three body organs that are actively involved in the process of detoxification.
The liver is the first defense organ against toxins. It functions as a filter and prevents toxins from the food we allow to enter our digestive system to pass into the blood stream.
The colon includes bacteria that create healthy and unhealthy chemicals. The main role of the colon is to remove toxins before they do any harm to your body.
Kidneys are the body organs that filter the blood all the time and eliminate toxins through the urine.
Every doctor advices us about the foods that contain proper ingredients for interaction with the three of the above mentioned organs. Here is a detoxifying diet which is recommended from them. These are the following meals you would have to prepare for 2 days in a row in order to maintain your detox-organs healthy:
Quinoa with Prunes for Breakfast
Start the day with a bowl of quinoa. Quinoa is a whole grain that is rich in protein, phosphorus and fiber. Add some prunes, which are also high in fiber, and sorbitol. Sorbitol is a chemical that works as a laxative.
- Half a cup of quinoa;
- 1 cup of water;
- 1 pinch of nutmeg;
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger;
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil;
- 1/3 cup of chopped prunes;
- 1/4 cup of rice milk;
In a small pot pour the cup of water and add the half cup of quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger. Stir the mixture and bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the prunes and rice milk. Then, cover again and cook for another 5 minutes. Before you consume it, add and stir one tablespoon of flaxseed oil.
Detox Drinks as Snacks between Meals
Detox drink with kale, pineapple and ginger
Kale is good for cleanse of the kidneys. Pineapple includes bromelain that helps digestion, while ginger stimulates bile flow in the gall bladder. You will need a juicer.
- Half a cup of pineapple;
- 2 large cucumbers;
- 1 bunch of kale. Remove the stems;
- Half squeezed lemon;
- 1/4 inch of ginger;
- Half a cup of mint;
Put all the ingredients in the juicer and mix.
Detox drink with pineapple, lemon and pomegranate
You do not need a juicer to prepare this juice.
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice;
- 1 lemon;
- 1 cup of unsweetened pomegranate juice;
- 3 cups of water.
The juice you will provide out of these quantities, you can drink throughout the whole day.
Slice celery, radishes and cucumber, or any other fresh vegetables and mix them. Pour olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can have as much as you want of this snack throughout the day.
Fruit Smoothie for Lunch
Half a cup of plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia
¼ cup of frozen blueberries
Half a cup of ice
Add all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get a smooth mixture.
Blueberries are full with quercetin. It is a flavonoid that improves immunity and is good for the liver. Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, which is an important vitamin for detoxification of the liver. Ground flaxseed includes omega 3, well known as a brain-nourishing seed, and fiber that helps the healthy elimination.
Make sure you follow the following rules:
- Do not eat after 7 p.m.
- Before going to bed, have a cup of dandelion root tea. This is a great way for the liver to eliminate toxins from your body.