If you are not a person who has been eating fruit on a regular basis, and by “regular” I mean the FDA recommended 5 servings a day, and then start to eat fruit, your body is going to react by detoxifying itself whether you planned it or not.
If you did plan it, good for you. Detoxifying yourself is a very good thing to do every now and then and fruits will help you do it naturally and safely. The last thing you want to do is start ingesting even more chemicals (like the type that are sold to “detox” your system). While these ads are models of marketing and hype they fail to pass the common sense test.
After all, mother nature has been working on the human body for several hundreds of thousands of years and, up to now, has done a pretty good job of keeping us healthy by providing everything we need as long as we’re smart enough to take advantage of it.
This is where fruits and vegetables come in. One thing that has changed dramatically over the last 100 or so years is our diet. No longer are we growing most of our own food, nor is the food we are eating necessarily the best for us. Where our great-great grandparents existed on a diet of very low fat along with a lot of whole grains and vegetables, we now eat more and more processed foods which have been put together from recipes designed to attract the greatest number of customers rather than the healthiest.
This is something of a paradox because, overall, the food we eat today is much healthier than what was around 150 years ago. We know much more about both sanitation and nutrition. The problem is that a hamburger and fries just taste so much better than fruits and vegetables!
By adding vegetables, and especially fruit, back into your diet, your body is going to go to work to rid itself of the fat and toxic waste products. The best fruits for the job are the more acidic ones such as red grapefruit and lemons. All citrus fruit is acidic to some degree and also tomatoes and pineapples.
I think the best way to begin a fruit detox program is to start in the morning because your body is still working through what you fed it the night before. Try to eat nothing but fruit until about noon.
Here is a fruit smoothie recipe that will get you started on the right track to a detox process:
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
- 12 cup strawberries (fresh is best, frozen is OK)
- 1 cup peach slices (again, fresh if you can)
- 1 tsp Mila refined chia seed
Blend in your smoothie blender until smooth. Use ice cubes if you need to thin it a bit. You can also add a tbsp of honey for natural sweetness.
-By: Jesse L Moore
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