It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to those four daunting resolutions-eating a healthy diet, starting a detox programme, getting fit and losing weight! For many of us, our mind has already started its negative instructions to our body and we probably haven't even got near the starting blocks. Whilst I would definitely encourage you to eat healthy, lose weight if you are carrying excess and tone up those abs - I wouldn't encourage you to start a mad detox regime or turn to any strange cleansing rituals. Here's why.The only time that you are not detoxing is when you are dead. If you are alive your body is always sifting through the foods, drink and gunk,eliminating and forcing out waste and toxins. It does this every second, every minute of the day. I recommend that you simply trust your body's complex, impressive, and entirely natural detoxifying system by eating sensibly and avoiding excess. For instance if you stimulate the liver’s natural detox processes you will allow organs and tissue to release metabolic waste, rest and restore the body’s digestive system and recharge metabolism for increased energy and vitality. It's really that simple.
One of the best ways to stimulate the body’s natural detoxifying system is to stimulate both Phase I and Phase II detoxification enzymes found inside the liver cells, these are pathways that convert a toxic chemical into a less harmful chemical, allowing the body to nullify harmful substances and make them stable for removal. You can do this by eating vegetables containing the indole-3-carbinol compound, these includes; the broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage & cauliflower family. Indole-3-carbinol serves as a very active stimulant of detoxifying enzymes in the gut and the liver thus allowing it to nullify harmful substances and make them stable for removal. Another nutrient, Ellagic Acid, found in pomegranate extract is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy liver function.Thirdly, sulphur rich foods including eggs, asparagus, onions, garlic and kale contain Alpha Lipoic Acid & N-Acetylcysteine which helps protect the body against harmful by-products of metabolism & toxic compounds such as cigarette smoke, fried foods, excessive sun exposure, car exhaust and environmental pollution.
By eating certain amounts of the right foods you don't need to detox. Of course many people want a quick fix or a magic bullet and can't always eat a healthier diet. There are special nutrients made into supplements that will naturally boost liver function and help do an effective clean up job. Detox Plus contains all the foods your body's need to detox in one small pill. If you have seriously overindulged during the festive season or you feel you need a spring clean then consider taking this pill for 30 days. Available from http://www.buzzhealth.co.uk/detoxplus. If you type in the special code DETOXJAN when you order you can save 25% discount on every bottle.