HOW TO COMPLETE A HEALTHY DETOX
Is your tummy often upset, energy low, brain fuzzy, and body achy? Have you wondered whether it’s time to detox?
In the modern world, our diets and the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis create a raft of health changes and challenges. We believe this makes enhancing the natural detoxification processes of the body essential; so we can heal more effectively.
Nature provides us with produce that promotes a healthy cleanse. Ingredients that are rich in numerous protective and expulsive compounds that work synergistically...
But before we dive into our favorites, we need to offer a word of warning: Programs that encourage the consumption of a single food source… Like the ever-popular grapefruit detox, for example… Don’t get the balance right. A solitary food focus is insufficient to supply the nourishment required because detoxifying is a complex process!
So, with so much *advice* recommended via Dr. Google, how can you stay safe and complete a healthy detox?
Here are our top six tips…
Enjoy Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy greens are packed with healing compounds, including those essential for detoxification. As a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology said, “Green leaf vegetables are potential sources of antioxidants and phase II detoxification enzyme inducers…”
The vegetables you should consume during a detox include:
— Barley grass
— Bok choy
— Brussels sprouts
— Green and red cabbage
— Collard greens
— Mustard greens
— Swiss chard
— Wheat grass
And if you are female, leafy greens may offer respite from brain fog, heavy periods, lumpy (fibrocystic) breasts, mood swings, premenstrual headaches, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and the development of breast tumors.
Arugula, Bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and collard greens (and cauliflower) are cruciferous vegetables, members of the Brassica family. These foods contain a chemical called indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which influences estrogen (estradiol to be specific) metabolism. It has been long-prescribed in the natural health world to enhance estrogen detoxification; to expel - detoxify - excess amounts.
The human consumption of Turmeric dates back almost four millennia. For over 2000 years, this golden spice has been prescribed as a healing compound. With more than 100 components, it is unsurprising that past (and present) traditional healers valued its medicinal properties.
Here, modern science continues to catch up with ancient wisdom. We now definitively know that Turmeric acts as a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial agent. These qualities make it ideal for a detox. As one study put it, “Turmeric may increase detoxification systems in addition to its antioxidant properties.”
Sprinkle on your foods, add it to your smoothies (along with our incredible SuperGreens for an added detox punch), or enjoy with coconut milk and honey as a wholesome tea.
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Increase Your Daily Water Intake
Do you drink sufficient water? At least eight glasses per day?
If not, it’s time!
Easy elimination of waste is key for a healthy detox. Yet, mild dehydration can trigger constipation. Increasingly your hydration may then help you to expel toxins.
On another positive note, a detox program can trigger irritability and fatigue. However, consuming 100 fluid ounces (2.5 litres) of water each day can increase calmness, contentedness, positive emotions, and energy.
Eat More Legumes
Often consumed in greater quantities by vegetarians, legumes are powerful, health-promoting foods. Regardless of the presence or absence of a meat eating proclivity, adding more of these high protein, high fiber, nutrient-rich foods is important… Especially during a detox.
There are a number of complex pathways involved in detoxification. While an understanding of these convoluted systems is absolutely not needed, the foods that support them are.
Legumes enhance the enzymatic processes required for detoxification. In essence, they beneficially regulate the rate of chemical reactions during this process.
Adzuki beans, anasazi beans, black beans, fava beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), kidney beans, Lima beans, peanuts, black-eyed peas, green peas, snow peas, snap peas, and split peas are ideal additions. Soybeans, in particular, have been shown to deliver a raft of benefits.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea, like Turmeric, is a healing product that’s been appreciated since antiquity. Its abundant polyphenolic compounds are called catechins, waith epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) the major form.
EGGG is a potent antioxidant, able to protect the body from oxidative harm. In this way it acts like a biological rust-killer, protecting healthy cells against toxic insult and premature death.
Research has also shown that this humble compound increases the activity of phase II detoxifying enzymes. It works on numerous detoxifying levels.
Green tea is super easy to consume. Around four to six cups per day is often recommended. If you’re already a hot beverage lover, replace one or more of your daily cups of coffee or black tea to get an easy start.
As an added advantage, green tea consumption has been inversely associated with all-cause mortality. In short, regular consumption significantly decreases your risk of death.
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Supplement with SuperGreens
Ensuring sufficient detoxifying nutrients is challenging. You need preparation time, will (likely) need to vastly modify your diet, and the process can be costly. While health-enhancing and well worth the effort, for many people these steps are too complicated or onerous. This is where our high-quality, science-backed supplement comes in.
SuperGreens has been formulated to provide maximum impact with minimal change. Rich in hundreds of compounds the body requires to properly detoxify, this incredible product is nutrition, supercharged!
Containing organic produce in whole-food form, this formulation synergistically blends healing nutrients the way nature intended.
- Organic grass and greens blend (alfalfa grass, barley grass, wheat grass, parsley, spirulina, spinach, chlorella)
- Organic cruciferous vegetable blend (broccoli, cabbage, celery, and kale)
- Organic carotenoid-rich vegetable blend
- Organic sprouts and sea vegetable mix
- Enzyme blend (to support digestion and absorption of these nutrients)
- Organic fruit and vegetable blend
Simply mix one scoop in six to eight ounces of water and drink once or twice each day.
The Detox Takeaway
There are important factors to consider before diving into any cleanse. As you can see, a health-promoting detox requires an abundant range of nutrients.
Leafy green vegetables, Turmeric, sufficient water intake, legumes, and green tea are foundational steps. Plus, our SuperGreens supplement ensures you receive the nourishment required to detox safely and effectively.
It’s no wonder Roberto S. said, “I tried different kinds of super greens but Onest is the best one I ever had! You can feel the benefit right away!”
To answer the original question: Have you wondered whether it’s time to detox? Yes, it is!
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