The word detox is something that gets used so often, so commonly in our everyday lives but, how well do you understand this term and what does it entail?
What is Detoxification?
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Detoxing or detoxification is a process of removing unwanted toxins, harmful components from within the body. In a way, we do consume toxins regularly in the form of eating junk food, keeping a faulty lifestyle, smoking and consuming alcohol, processed foods and sugars and being exposed to external factors like pollutants and smoke. While we can’t control some factors, we can definitely change for the better by improvising on the others.
Ideally, the body is made in such a way that it regularly detoxifies itself with the biggest filter- liver working hard at it, day and night. Investing in various detox drinks and juices is not only a fad but pointless too, therefore if you truly want to clear your system, the only way to do that is by easing liver’s work and that is by correcting your lifestyle, diet and habits.
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Here is a take on a sample 7 day meal plan that you can follow with as your detox regime:
|Early morning||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar||Lemon water, warm and without sugar|
|Pre workout||1 banana/ Chickoo||1 bowl of mixed fruits||1 banana/ 3-4 dates||1 bowl of mixed fruits||1 banana/ Chickoo||1 bowl of mixed fruits||1 banana/ 3-4 dates|
|Post workout||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake||1 glass protein shake|
|Breakfast||Oats porridge/ Muesli with fruit||1 bowl upma/ daliya||1 veg. omelette/ egg omelette with 2 toasts||2 rava dosa or idli + chutney, sambar||Oats idli or daliya with fruit||Moong dal cheela with fruit||2 Peanut butter sandwiches|
|Mid morning||Chaach||Coconut water||Fruit (1)||A small bowl of sprouts||1-2 cups Green tea||Coconut water||Chaach|
|Lunch||2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad||1 bowl brown rice+ 1 bowl veg/ non veg + 1 bowl dal, salad||2 rotis+ 1 bowl veg+ 1 bowl dal+ 1 bowl curd||1 bowl rice+ 1 roti+ 1 bowl veg/ non veg+ salad||2 rotis+ 1 bowl veg+ 1 bowl dal+ 1 bowl curd+ salad||1 big bowl of lentil soup + salad/ curd||1 big bowl of khichdi with salad/ curd|
|Evening||Handful of mixed nuts||Handful seng-chana||Coconut water||1 fruit||1 fruit||Handful of nuts||Sukha home-made bhel|
|Dinner||Big bowl of greek salad||1 big bowl of lentil soup/ chicken soup with salad||2-3 Grilled paneer/ Chicken/ Fish skewers with salad||2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad||1 bowl khichdi with curd||2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad||2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad|
- Make sure to drink >2 liters of water a day
- Avoid processed/ refined sugars and related foods
- Sleep for at least 7 hours a day
- Make it a point to include high protein foods like beans, paneer, curd, milk, nuts, pulses and legumes, lean meat and eggs in your diet.
- Include wholesome, whole grain foods for staples.
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