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Monday, March 3, 2014

My 5 favorite foods for daily Detox

Detox is the process of cleansing or removing toxins and accumulated waste from the body. It has the advantage of improving immunity and resulting in higher energy levels. It also takes care of a number of minor ailments, improves the digestion process and results in better skin/hair.

While one should ideally go for a detox diet once every 3 months (this might vary from individual to individual as the amount of accumulated toxins vary in each case), some health/time constraints might prevent one from doing so. For such cases, the best option would be to include certain cleansing foods in one's diet.

These 5 foods are my favorite choice for an everyday detox. They are economical and easily available.

1. Aloe Vera juice - Start with less quantity at first. A single dose of 25 ml once or twice a day is the recommended dose for most folks.

2. Green Tea - One or two cups of green tea in a day, preferably without sugar. A little bit of honey added for sweetness is OK.

3. Garlic - Include 3 cloves of garlic in your meals twice a day. Its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties are widely known.

4. Ginger - Add it to your tea or use generously in curries, an inch of this aromatic root is the daily recommended dose. It is known to increase feelings of satiety and prevents one from going on a binge.

5. Lemon juice - A glass of warm water with 1 tbsp lemon juice first thing in the morning, followed by another tablespoon more during the day is enough to keep your digestive system on a roll.

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