It is that time of the year when suddenly all the festivities end and we are left with a bloated body and lot of guilt.
Also the fresh start psychology urges us to make resolutions and the number one resolution worldwide is eating healthy and losing more weight.
But sitting with all the excess calories we consumed for the last one month or more most of us are confused about where to start.
So here is a simple 3 day detox for you all!
I won’t say it’s easy but it does wonders to your body in just 3 days.
Apple & Oats smoothie
1 Tbsp Oats
1 cup milk
A pinch of cinnamon
Just blend in all the ingredients and you are good to go!
Blend in all the ingredients together and enjoy the delicious smoothie.
Pink Himalayan salt
Sauté all the vegetables.
In a large pot, add oil and turn on the heat to medium-high. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Stir in the turmeric and diced tomatoes.
Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
Serve hot with chopped parsley!
The science behind this detox
Coconut water: It’s a natural energy drink that’s rich in electrolytes that keep you hydrated.
Spinach: Loaded with iron and other minerals, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, protein, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory power, this leafy legend is an immunity boosting cleansing champion.
Beet root: Rich in iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and dietary nitrates, beets build mineral-rich blood to dial up detox.
Apples: Pectin is a soluble fiber in apples that help sweep the colon for digestive health. Apple pectin lowers the body’s demand for insulin, keeping apples’ glycemic index low. Many of the nutrients and fiber in apples are concentrated in the skin, so include the peels!
Pineapple: Bromelain, the protein-digesting enzyme in pineapple, bolsters the power of its vitamin C content to help clear respiratory congestion, suppress coughs, loosen mucus, flush out toxins, reduce swelling and bloating, and stimulate circulation for a deep-dive detox
Lemon: Low in sugar and full of nutrients, lemons are detox divas. Lemons are amped up with antioxidant vitamin C, antibiotic phytonutrients, and B vitamins. The citric acid in lemons aids digestion while ascorbic acid fights free radicals.
Cayenne pepper: As one of the most powerful detox foods, cayenne heats the body to sweat out toxins. Naturally antibiotic and anti-fungal, cayenne is also a powerful immune booster.
Broccoli: Broccoli is one of the richest sources of glucosinolates – some of the most powerful toxin tackling compounds found in foods. Armed with an arsenal of antioxidants, minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids, omega-3s, and fiber, these fierce florets combat inflammation, oxygenate the blood, and banish bad bacteria for better digestion.