Better than any diet: Get a few kilos lighter with our Detox plan – fill up with new energy and feel happy!
Is there really poison in our bodies?
Some say: Yes, there are acids and toxins that the body can no longer cope with. The others completely reject the term toxins or waste products in relation to our metabolism. No matter, however, who is right in the expert dispute – it is good for everyone to take a break. Especially after lavish holidays with lots of fat and alcohol, we crave relief and relief – also to get rid of the Christmas too-much pounds quickly and in a healthy way.
The ideal time therefore for our Detox cure:
For one week we set the course for a new body starting with smoothies, soups, and salads. The entire metabolism is relieved, you lose weight, get new energy and simply feel fitter. This is ensured by the varied plant-based diet with many cell-protecting antioxidants and low-calorie intake.
Long breaks between meals support the process: if the metabolism is not constantly burdened with digestive tasks, it can devote more energy to cell repair. The entire organism benefits from this.
Detox for health
Molecular biologist Prof. Frank Madeo from the University of Graz has arrived at interesting research results. He has investigated what happens in the cell during detoxification. When a cell feels a lack of food, it begins to look for alternative sources of energy. It then processes “cellular debris” that has accumulated around the cell. This is mainly clumped or oxidized proteins or fats. This process is called autophagy (roughly: “self-consumption”). It is a classic cleansing process that may slow down aging and protect against cancer. Madeo is currently leading a study on the effects of periodic fasting (fasting one day, eating whatever you feel like the next).
His tip: “eat shorter.”
Normally, we eat from about 7 a.m. (breakfast) to about 10 p.m. (last snack or drink), a span of 15 hours. We should shorten this span to no more than ten hours (the greatest possible gap between the last meal in the evening and breakfast the following day). This way we sleep better and lose weight more easily.
Detox is good for us!
Detox is actually just the new collective term for modern fasting. There have always been phases of culinary abstinence in all cultures, which recur regularly. Christians know the Easter fast, and Muslims the Ramadan. The detox trend has integrated fasting into the lifestyle. Whether with faith or just because: Detox is good for us! However, we don’t have to spend a lot of money – on trendy, expensive juices, for example. After all, that’s a luxury that comes at a (high) price: Pre-prepared detox drinks as a cure cost between 30 and 60 euros per day – for which stylishly packaged fruit and vegetable juices are then delivered directly to the house.
Better and cheaper: Process vegetables and fruits yourself, even sometimes into a warm soup. Then it’s easier for you to keep going (especially in winter!), you save a lot of money and you have really fresh things on your plate.
Alkaline diet – what for?
Alkaline nutrition is especially important during a detox cure. Because of the normal selection of our food, stress, hectic eating, and eating too much can lead to a chronic over-acidification of the organism. This in turn is the cause of many complaints – such as fatigue, intestinal and skin problems, rheumatism, and allergies. Normally, our detoxification organs (see below) can eliminate excess acids. But acid-forming factors often take over in our current lifestyle, and the balance is disturbed. Acid-forming factors include all animal foods. Sugar, coffee, alcohol, and all forms of stress are also acid-forming. Alkalizing, on the other hand, is practically all plant foods. Especially vegetables, herbs, salads, ripe fruit, cold-pressed native oils, water, and herbal teas. To supplement, there are nuts, legumes, and grains.
Tip for your detox cure
Together with the gall bladder, it is the central detoxification organ. The carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism takes place decisively in the liver. It regulates the pH value in the blood. It is normally extremely capable of regeneration, but if it is chronically overloaded (for example through too much meat, alcohol, coffee, obesity, and stress), allergies, rheumatism, and other autoimmune diseases can occur.
Here’s how to help the liver: a daily liver wrap during Detox Week flatters this hardworking organ. Place a damp, warm cloth on the liver (below the right ribs). Place a hot water bottle on top, wrap the whole thing with a dry cloth, and rest for 15 minutes. It is best to do this at noon or before going to bed.
Amazing, but the intestine is the largest contact area of our body with the outside world (in the form of food). It has to distinguish between “good and bad”, it channels food into the cells and transports everything useless and harmful out of the body. If the intestine is disturbed or weakened, the entire immune system suffers.
This is how you help the intestine: It likes breaks from eating when it has time off. In addition: clay with its microfine structure binds unwanted substances and helps to eliminate them (taken dissolved in water in the morning).
The kidneys remove everything from the blood that does not belong there, such as excess water, toxins, and acid residues. Certain acids (such as uric acid), which are formed during the digestion of animal foods, can only be removed from the body by the twin organs.
This is how you help the kidneys: They must always be flushed with sufficient clear water to function optimally. Therefore, especially during the detox phase drink plenty of still water. Preferably 3 liters daily.
If you had known this: you also excrete acids through your lungs. In fact, exhaling carbon dioxide is the fastest way to get rid of acids. But this only works with those that are formed from plant food.
This is how you help your lungs: Exercise in the fresh air, deep breathing in and out with an occasional increase in speed.
Detoxification also takes place through the skin. Anyone who suffers from pimples from time to time can confirm this. However, this is already an emergency solution for the body when the other organs are overloaded.
This is how you help the skin: During the detox week, do not over-care for the skin. Brush massages with natural bristles or an Ayurvedic silk glove to stimulate skin metabolism are ideal. Peelings (but without environmentally harmful microspheres, but with natural abrasive particles) and cleansing masks also support the detoxification and renewal of the skin.