Better health

September 22, 2007 RENU

Good food choices include lightly steamed, non-starchy vegs, fresh fruits, salads, adequate amounts of high-qlty prot such as chicken/cold-water fish. These foods nourish the system without burdening it.

Drinking plenty of water is vitally imp. Water cleanses body without adding more chemicals to it.

The better we take care of our liver, the better it’ll pull chemicals & toxins from our systems.

Nutrient-densefoods- broccoli, spinach, greens, capsicum, c.loupe, papaya, brown rice, w.bran, whole wheat bread, nonfat yogurt, skim milk, water packed tuna, black beans.

Balanced diet, stress management, healthy self-esteem r crucial for good digestion

You can make basil tea to ease digestion – pour ½ cup of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried basil. Let the brew steep for approx 15 minutes, then strain & serve.

Top 10 Detox Foods
1. Green leafy vegetables. Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out envtal toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) & is an all-round liver protector.
2. Lemons. U need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body & fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vit C – considered the detox vitamin – helps convert toxins into a water – soluble form that’s easily flushed away.
3. Watercress. Put a h.ful into salads, soups, s.wiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through ur system. And cress is rich in minerals too.
4. Garlic. Add it to everything – salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb’s cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.
5. Green tea. This antioxidant-rich brew is 1 of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into ur system. It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.
6. Broccoli sprouts. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.
7. Sesame seeds. Protect liver cells from damaging effects of alcohol & other chemicals. For conc’d form, try tahini paste.
8. Cabbage. There r 2 main types of detoxifying enzymes in liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them.
9. Psyllium. Rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) & helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran buds for b.fast.
10. Fruits, fruits, fruits. They’re full of almost all the good things above – vit C, fiber, nutritious fluids, antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear.

Top 10 health foods- Apple, almd, salmon, blueberries, broccoli, red beans, spinach, sweet alu, w.germ, veg juice.

Other detoxifying foods: Japanese sea weed, miso soup, milk thistle(herb supplement).

Steaming is the best way to sweat easily & detoxify yourself.

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