So my question is: What is a good detox/cleanse to buy. Is there a tea? I love tea.
Thanks in advance for the advice.
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Tea is great for you, but not as a substitute or cleanse. Black, green and white-all are good. Even coffee in moderation is good.
There is a lot of junk science out there; be careful.
Try cutting down/out processed foods, sugar, etc. The body really cleanses itself. We just need to nourish it correctly.
Wish I could practice what I just wrote. I,too, have been on quite a binge of late and know exactly how you feel.
I guess cleanse is the wrong word. I just want to get all the garbage out and feel better. I want to lose weight (target weight is 155lbs)
Stupid question of the day: What would be considered processed foods/sugars?
Dinner for tonight is a roast chicken, with mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies (frozen, not canned)
[This message edited by simplydevastated at 2:34 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)]
What would be considered processed foods?
So, corn on the cob or in the shell..... natural, as long as it is just corn, no sugar added.
Corn tortilla chips? Processed.
Whole apple - natural
Applesauce or apple juice - processed.
Just some examples.
Rules out most junk food.
Disclaimer: I do not follow that rule, but I do think it would be a good one.
I'm definitely going to add more fruit & veggies to my diet. That's the easy part, I love fruit and veggies. I've just gotten far, far away from that. I love yogurt. I can only drink ice water (colder the better).
I try to eat lean meats as well.
My thought about processed foods is that isn't all food processed in some way or another?
I like that description, Pentup.
SD - if drinking water is a problem try adding lemon juice to the water... it's helped me up my water consumption and all I drink is water and coffee.
I have also taken spirulina and chorella (probably have spelled these wrong) and they have helped me feel much better as well, but they are something if you choose to take that you start off small and then slowly build up to recommended amounts.
My experience with cleansing is to go slow, do not overwhelm your system, the toxins have to get out but flooding your system is dangerous.
You can do great slow cleanses with food, fruit and veggies, adding juices, adding sprouts, etc.
I have done parasite cleanses, liver cleanse, colon cleanse, kidney cleanse, have done water fasts and juice fasts. I am more than willing to share positive and negatives if you are interested.
For example - peanut butter. Look at the ingredients on your jar of peanut butter. If it has "peanuts, salt" then yeah, you could get a grinder, grind up some peanuts and add some salt. Not too processed. But if it has a bunch of chemicals in the ingredients, or crap you don't even know what it is... Then how would you go about grocery shopping for those ingredients to make it yourself?
Sooo... A hot pocket, I couldn't make that. But prepared hummus? As long as it has ingredients just like chick peas, lemon, etc... Yeah, I could make that. Frozen veggies, canned beans (again, as long as they don't have strange additives) may seem "processed" but I could make those at home... So I consider them minimally processed in a way that's acceptable.
It's late, hope this is making some sort of sense. Good luck in your quest! :)
steep the fennel seeds in 1 cup boiling water for like, what, 5 or 10 minutes?
pour 10 cups of water in big pitcher
add the sliced lemon & orange, mint leaves, & cup of water w/ fennel seeds
chill in frige overnight
Enjoy as desired over the next day or two!
jrc, I'll have to try lemon. Water just gets boring after a while. The only way I can really drink it is if it's very cold. I typically drink cranberry juice. Maybe add a little cranberry juice for flavor?
Crescita, I'll have to look that up.
Violet, that does make sense. I also try to stay away from canned foods because of all the sodium and preservatives. I read all the labels and try to get the "healthiest" I can find.
Thank you all for your responses. This is all great information.
[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:25 AM, May 1st (Wednesday)]
Google "spring cleanse" and you'll find lots of tasty flavored water recipes. They're very popular right now. Very easy to prepare, you just need a super large pitcher.
You're better off just eating lots of fruits and veggies in addition to whole grains and lean protein. AND drinking plenty of water.
I didn't know that can happen, DCK. Thanks! This is good information to have.