Ever gone through days knowing that your digestive system was in a mess? Constant burping, irregular stool (eww!), the rumbles, the pain, the discomfort. It’s no wonder we feel that way sometimes – the average Nigerian lives on the worst combinations of unhealthy food. Carbonated drinks, starchy staples, fatty meats, don’t get me started on Gala, SuperYogo and the rest…
If your body is a machine, and everything thing you put into it is fuel, you’re possibly doing the equivalent of powering your 800 KVA generator with black market petrol…Disastrous. It’s time to clean up! The healthiest way to detox is not to starve yourself, but to eat (and drink) foods that detoxify the body. While most of us do not have the strength to go on a week long detoxification program, there’s a simple one day remedy that works for me everytime…
1 Sachet Ginger Tea/ 1 Teabag Mint Tea
2/3 Teabags Green Tea
Lots of Fruits – Tangerines, Oranges, Apples, Grapes (The quantity will vary depending on how hungry you get)
Green vegetables – Cucumber/Steamed spinach (optional)
Loads of water
The night before your detox, drink a cup of warm mint/ginger tea. I like to mix both sometimes (no sugar, no milk). Both teas help digest all the food you’ve eaten that day. Drink just before you go to bed.
The next morning help yourself to some citrus fruits (I like tangerines because they make me feel fuller) and a glass of water (two if you can) before heading out. Fruits are easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and vitamins.
Around 10am, 2pm and 6pm take warm cups of green tea. Full of antioxidants, green tea removes toxins from your system and increases liver function. I know it tastes horrible, but suck it up! No sugar allowed -__-
Whenever you feel hungry, dig into your fruit & vegetable bag and help yourself to as much as you can.
Keep a 100cl bottle of water beside you and take sips throughout the day.
Absolutely stay away from carbohydrates, fried proteins, sugar and all the junk you eat on a daily basis.
Your tummy should start to feel ‘relieved’ before the day runs out, and by the next morning you’re guaranteed to feel even better.
Thank me later! *wink*
*Do get the consent of a certified health professional before going on this cleanse