Detox Diets, The Indian Way
This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.
A detox diet is a well-planned strategy which helps your body reduce the amount of toxins. We're exposed to a host of noxious agents throughout the day. Fortunately, our system can effectively tackle these toxins and prevent disorders and diseases. Nonetheless, our body does need a little help from time to time and this can be done by integrating a detox program in to your routine on a periodic basis. Cleansing diets comprise of whole foods which have vital nutrients that are anti-oxidants, help tackle free radical, boost the activity of enzymes, and nourish the liver, kidneys, lungs, and the colon. As a result, the body can do its job better and more ably.
Interestingly, the wonderful effects of the detox diet are not just physical; detoxing may also have a beneficial impact on the mental and spiritual aspects as well.
3 potent detox recipes
- Nimboo pani: Testimony that a cleanse recipe can taste incredible! Our good ol’ nimboo pani is packed with the best nutrients and robust antioxidants that can help deactivate cell damaging free radicals. Begin your day with a glass of freshly squeezed lime juice, add a dash of ginger juice and some tulsi seeds. Sprinkle a pinch of black salt. This combination helps in flushing out toxins, battles inflammations, perks up digestion and gives your metabolism a boost. Try Tata Salt’s Black Salt as it offers the goodness and taste of salt, amla, and behara.
- Moong ka pani: This stew is loaded with the good stuff. Moong helps cleanse the body, supports liver function, breaks down toxins in the bowel, and provides a large dose of fibre as well. It rinses out the harmful wastes and may help shed unwanted weight too.Nourishing and fortifying, moong pani is perfect for a detox. It keeps you feeling full and battles craving. Have a big bowl of moong pani twice daily during your cleanse. An ideal accompaniment is a fresh salad. Use unpolished moong from the Tata Sampann range to get the most out of your moong ka pani ingredients.
- Palak shorba: A superfood, spinach contains antioxidants and flavonoids. It can do wonders for your skin, GI tract, heart and overall health. A fabulous medley of vitamins and minerals, it provides vitamins A, C and K, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The vibrant green soup is delicious, comforting and super inviting! Nutritious and wholesome, it is surprisingly easy to make and is ideal for a light lunch.
Important detox diet guidelines
Use these guidelines to make the most of your cleanse.
- Stay well hydrated and make sure that you drink plenty of water.
- Get 8 hours of good sleep at night. Before retiring for the night, have a warm bath with two cups of Epsom salt dissolved in the water.
- Steer clear of sugar, caffeine and all packaged foods during the cleanse.
- Alongside, have herbal teas, green tea, white tea, oolong tea or match tea. These aid in the process of detox and flush away toxins.
Ajwain (carom seeds) is a fabulous source of dietary fibre. In fact, 100g of these minuscule seeds provide 38 g of fibre. This fibre increases the bulk of the faeces and prevents flatulence and constipation by speeding up its movement through the colon. Ajwain is a remarkable detox agent as well. The fibre binds to bile salts and reduces their re-absorption in the colon, and thereby helps maintains normal cholesterol levels. Carom seeds are also packed with health benefiting flavonoids which battle free radical damage.
A clean eating programme can do wonders for your body, mind, and soul. You will feel the beneficial effects instantaneously and your body thank you and will be smiling from the inside out!
- Simple Home Remedies for a Healthy Lifestyle, Anne McIntyre.
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