DETOXING, anyone??? I recall this concept of osmosis way back from my secondary school. Heard about movement of solvents through a semi-permeable membrane to areas of high solute concentrations? This is exactly what happens when you make whole fruit detox water. Basically, you have your clean ready to drink water acting as your (solvent) into which the nutrients from fruits (that have semi-permeable membrane) move by osmosis.
Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food~ Hippocrates
Whole fruits, legumes, whole grain plants and vegetables have phytonutrients and antioxidants, antioxidants are capable of reversing free radicals( such as free oxygen and hydrogen molecules) that could potentially harm our bodies causing cancers and cell damages since the human body is made up of cells. Whereas phytonutrients are important plant nutrients that support proper human body function. Therefore with a detox you are getting rid of all toxins from the body. Mark you most of our body toxins are consumed through what we eat; drink and inhale. We consume processed foods, insecticide treated foods, inhale polluted air and smokes, and enjoy energiser drinks, sodas and alcohols among others; which over-weigh our bodies.
Cut small pieces of citric fruits ( lemon, lime, oranges, grape fruits among others), whole fruits like (kiwis, cucumbers), berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries among others.
Put these pieces into a jar (pitcher) filled with clean drinking water and refrigerate for 3-6hours to allow the infusion of the phytonutrients into the water.
Consume the water and dispose off the fruits used because most times the citrus fruits become bitter with time.
I personally do water detoxes for purposes of cleaning and flushing toxins out of my digestive system. You will notice that your bowel movements will improve. This detox water basically helps to unclog the large intestines and allow easy digestion of food. Consequently you notice a change in body weight since you start to lose “water weight.” On occasions I suffer from bloating especially before that “time of the month” but each time I do this simple water detox ,the bloated feel is reversed. As a result, my energy levels are elevated and I am more lively during my busy days. I have also seen improvement in my skin tone and now have a few or no breakouts.
Depending on your personal needs, whole fruit detox waters can be taken every after three weeks or fortnightly. You should choose to detox at least once a month. The amount of citric fruits should be varied to avoid acidity which could ruin teeth enamels and also corrode the stomach internal walls.
Here I used three fruits: a kiwi, a handful of blueberries and a white yellow lemon.
I would love to hear your views. Have you tried detoxing? Any lessons you have learned and how often do you detox?
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