If we compare the body to a swimming pool, then the liver and the kidneys work as the filters, removing the substances that can clog and cause damage to our system. And just like in a swimming pool, these filters sometimes reach a point when they get tired themselves and can no longer work effectively. That is why after periods of excesses, and during season changes we need to "purify our filters". We need to detoxify the liver and the kidneys, so they can work better, and our body can function well.
When should we start a detox diet?
As always, the most important thing is to listen to our body. It always tells you when you need a detox. Some of the symptoms are:
Tiredness and fatigue
Swollen belly, gas, and constipation
Fluid retention, poor circulation...
Skin problems: acne, eczema, etc.
However, it is better not to let the body reach this critical point, and to establish a healthy routine, that allows the body to function efficiently.
What is the best time of the year to Detox?
Many experts advise to do at least two detox diets per year. It is generally recommended to do them at the beginning of the year (after the Christmas holidays) and in late spring (in order to prepare the body for the summer, where it needs less fuel to stay warm). This is therefore the ideal time to start a detox diet!
Here are some tips to help you with your detox:
Drink plenty of water
Eat less saturated fats
Reduce sugar consumption
Avoid fast or processed foods
Include a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables in the diet
Incorporate detoxifying superfoods into meals
At Iswari we have created a detox diet specially designed for you. We've included everything from the shopping list to the recipes to follow step by step. You can choose between the beginners or advanced version.
Don’t forget to always include the 3 main ingredients from our detox kit:
Spirulina - This is one of the most powerful and popular superfoods to detoxify the body. This is due to its high protein content and the benefits it brings to the immune system.
Chlorella - Chlorella is a single-celled algae and is one of the oldest organisms on Earth. It is the largest known source of chlorophyll (about ten times more than alfalfa!).
Wheatgrass - Wheatgrass comes from the wheat plant, the same wheat with which we make wheat bread and pasta. However the crucial difference between the normal what grain and this wonderful superfood is the time at which it is harvested. Wheatgrass is harvested long before the seeds (grains) maturate, when the plant is still young and green (just like grass!). This is why, it does not contain gluten and has an incredible nutritional profile. Recent studies show that Wheatgrass contains almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange.