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Health Tips

5-Day Digestion Cleanse

By 26/02/2014 No Comments

Eating too much meat, alcohol, sugar, salt and caffeine all make your body’s systems over-acid and also slow the detoxification process. Food such as spinach has a mild laxative effect and will stimulate the liver, gall bladder and aid blood and lymph circulation. Drink approx. 500ml, warmed, daily during all stages of the cleanse.

Day 1: Drink at least 6-8 glasses (approx. 300ml per glass) of fresh vegetable juice and vegetable broth throughout the day at 2 to 2½ hour intervals. Carrot, spinach, beetroot and cucumber juice are all suggested. Juices are useful in weight-loss programs because they are filling yet low in calories, high in water and nutrients. In addition, drink plenty of purified non-carbonated mineral water and herbal teas to ensure you are not dehydrated.

DAY 2: Continue to drink the juices, broth, water and teas, adding 2 cups of raw or cooked vegetables and fruits. Grape fruit is particularly recommended – like other citrus fruit it helps the digestive system breakdown fats. It also cleanses the urinary system and is a diuretic. Watermelon is probably the most potent diuretic amongst the fruits and can help with fluid retention.

DAY 3: in addition to the above introduce a serving of beans (½ a cup), nuts and seeds (¼ a cup)

DAY 4: in addition to the above introduce a serving of fish (160g)

DAY 5: in addition to the above introduce a serving of dairy products and/or a serving of lean chicken or lean red meant (150g)

Vegetable Broth:

  • 1 large unpeeled sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 2 large unpeeled carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups kale, torn
  • 1-2 medium beetroots, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 cup of cabbage
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 cup of fresh herbs

Method:

Place all vegetables in a saucepan with enough water to cover the ingredients. Simmer over very low heat for an hour, strain and drink.

Tip: You may want to add ginger, watercress, tomato and/or any fresh herbs.