Cleanse/ Detox

Last week's words on wellness newsletter focused on a different way to see food: nutrients instead of calories which are found mostly in colorful vegetables.  My personal rule of thumb is to have at least three bright colors on my plate. One of the colors always being green.  That way I can ensure that I am getting beneficial nutrients. Another way to supplement a "diet"(habitual nourishment) can be to drink a juice with a colorful meal.  

Many people result to juicing so they can cleanse or detoxify (to remove a harmful substance (such as a poison or toxin) or its effect) since we encounter many toxins on a daily basis. From pesticides to cleaners.

 

Our toxins are stored in our fat cells:

  • It is important to note that the Standard American Diet, SAD, is filled with toxins. 
  • Fat and water storage are your body's way of protecting you from poisonous toxins by diluting them and storing them in water and fat. This is often the reason why people can't lose weight.
  • The highly intelligent immune system will not allow the removal of excess fat and water if the level of toxins that is stored in the fat and water may put your life in jeopardy by their release into the bloodstream.
  • http://lifespa.com/remove-toxins-from-your-fat-cells/#.Ul6J_jK9KSM

5 foods that promote detoxification:

A website for a detox action plan and other resources:

10 ways to detoxify your body:

A documentary worth putting on your Netflix queue:

  • Food Matters

Print this chart for future reference:

  • In order to detox one must avoid toxins when possible (ie pesticides)

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A healthy list:

I would like to compile a list of restaurants in each area or even in between areas that may have healthier options that are worth trying, especially for those that are traveling.  Please send me your suggestions for your healthy alternatives that cater to others seeking nutrients for optimal health benefits.

(Ex: vegan to go in Gainesville, FL- thanks Michelle!)

Thank you in advanced for your help!

Christina

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