After the Christmas holidays and during the winter, one often feels heavy and woozy. The best solution is to choose foods especially to purify yourself and feel better! We tell you all about detox…
When we talk about detox, we’re not necessarily talking about dieting, we’re mostly talking about purging our bodies, which we tend to mishandle. Ideal after the Christmas holidays, detox is a great ally if you have a tendency to overindulge in prepared meals or fast food. We’ll tell you all about these foods that cleanse and restore our bodies!
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Detox food par excellence, it is the number 1 in terms of beneficial benefits. Light in calories, it is a perfect anti-cholesterol, anti-diabetes, anti-aging and also strengthens nails and hair. Just like that!
It is eaten with a spoon as a starter or pressed in the morning.
Rich in potassium and vitamin C, it is known to be effective in the prevention of cancer, it also lowers cholesterol levels and boosts our immune system.
Half of it is squeezed in a little warm water before breakfast.
In addition to making the tan friendly and prolonging it, the carrot is a renal drainer and a transit regulator.
Prefer it raw to get the most out of its antioxidants.
In addition to making a pretty colour in our plates, beetroot regulates transit and… helps destroy fat!
To be eaten raw, in soup, in a frying pan, as a stuffing for ravioli, in short everything is possible!
It’s THE dessert effect ten years younger! Thanks to its vitamin C, it promotes youthfulness and intestinal transit… a little less glamorous, but good to know.
Remember to add some to your fruit salads.
This fruit is magical because it avoids the absorption of fats (and moreover it fights bad breath).
Don’t peel the skin because it is the skin that is beneficial, but in this case, prefer organic apples that are not gorged with pesticides.
Not great for breath, but so good for your health! Rich in sulphur, it promotes the creation of white blood cells and evacuates toxins.
Don’t forget to remove its bulb, which destabilizes digestion.
Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli…
These vegetables have as much vitamin C as oranges, so they are a bit of a detox saviour. Bye bye toxins with them!
Cabbage soup, mashed broccoli or cauliflower with vinaigrette: so many ways to detoxify them.
Spices (turmeric, thyme, coriander, pepper, basil, fennel)
Spices are a perfect disinfectant for the intestine and moreover it spices up and gives taste to all your small dishes.
Vary the colours and the pleasures by being inspired by exotic recipes.
White meat, yes, but with sauce: no! Much more beneficial than red meat, you can eat as much as you want (within reason of course).
If you have a steamer, you can cook your meat in it, but add spices to prevent it from being bland.
Very rich in proteins, it promotes the growth and renewal of cells and is very good for the heart.
Add a drizzle of olive oil on top and enjoy.
Seafood is known for its virtues on patients suffering from tyroid problems. They are very rich in antioxidants, iron and zinc which are important elements for our balance.
We test oysters with just a few drops of lemon!
Vegetable often shunned by children because of its particular taste, it is very good for your health. And with good reason, it strengthens bones and prevents cancer.
If you don’t like raw celery very much, you can always mix it with carrots: a winning combo!
Considered as the green blood of plants, it is an undeniable purifier of our organism. And where do we find it? Well in the green tea that we can drink at will!
We recommend for example the detox tea from Kusmi Tea which contains a lot of maté (Latin American tea) which in turn contains a lot of chlorophyll.
With this list of foods with unbeatable detoxifying properties, you give your body a big boost. No more fatigue, depression, dull complexion, small bulges and brittle hair.
The “green smoothie” phenomenon
But what’s that unsavoury drink that stars gorge themselves on? Invented in 2004 by Victoria Boutenko, a great fan of local produce, it is made up of 60% fruit and 40% leafy green vegetables containing a lot of chlorophyll. Mixed with a little water, it can be drunk at any time of the day and is very beneficial to our health. This green smoothie regulates our acidity, overcomes skin problems and gives a boost against chronic fatigue.
Come on, we’re nice, we’ll give you a nice recipe… yes, yes!
Green Smoothie Recipe
For 2 large glasses:
- 3 pears
- 1 banana
- 4 kale leaves
- 4 chard leaves
- 1/2 bunch of dandelion
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
- 1 aloe vera leaf
- 3 cups of water
Now that you’ve got the keys in hand, all you have to do is get started! You’ll feel lighter and the recipes will be fresh and crispy!
And you, what are your detox secrets?