Being overweight comes with a lot of challenges and health problems like shooting up your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels- which in return increases your chances of having heart problems or diabetes.
If you are someone who is struggling with the same problem or know somebody who is – we bring you the most potent detox delight to help you detox your body and shred some weight
Here is the perfect detox diet if you are overweight:
Cut down your sugar intakes.
Sugar is one of the main root for all disease. Did you know that cancer cells live on sugar? Remove it from your coffee and tea. Eliminate sugary and fizzy drinks. Cut down on desserts and sweat treats. These should be consumed occasionally as a treat and not on daily basis.
Eliminate processed foods from your diet. Examples of common processed foods include breakfast cereals, savory snacks (crisps, sausage rolls, pies and pasties) some meat products (bacon, sausage, ham, salami and paté), some microwave meals or ready meals… and of course cake and biscuits.
Focus on natural foods only. This is called clean eating. This means choosing minimally processed, real foods that provide maximal nutritional benefits. The idea is to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Perfect example of clean food includes eggs, avocados, potatoes, all fresh fruits and veggies.
Water, water, and more water: The best detox diet consists of a tonne of water supply in the body. Hydrating is essential: it helps in removing unwanted products from the body through urine and sweating. You can be creative and flavour your water: mint and water, ginger and water, lemon and water, cucumber-infused water, berry-infused water!
Include detox foods. Most common detox foods include lemons, beetroot and garlic . Lemons are excellent liver detoxifiers. They contain high amounts of vitamin C, needed by our body to make an important substance called glutathione. Glutathione helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals. Consider adding lemon to your water. Beetroot contains a unique mixture of natural plant compounds that make them superb blood purifiers and liver cleansers. Garlic helps cleanse bacteria and viruses from the blood and intestines. It also helps cleanse build-up from the arteries and has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties that help detoxify the body of harmful substances!
.Written by Lauren Jacobsen, Nutrition Director