Pre-Christmas Detox Tips For Radiant Skin!
Before the onset of the festive season, we all crave for glowing, radiant skin and an energized look! Thus, the pre- Christmas detox plan is not only popular in the West, but is also followed in major metro cities of India. Our liver does the job of detoxifying many compounds and a detox regime is most often intended to enhance the functioning of this organ. So, if bright and luminous skin is what you desire, here’s some guidelines you should definitely follow.
Vegetables Salads And Soups
Cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, onions and dashes of garlic are rich in allium compounds, which are also powerful antioxidants. Leafy vegetables, on the other hand, are packed with vitamin A and plenty of dietary fibre that cleanses the gut.
Packed with healthy bacteria, this probiotic food often acts as magic! The bacteria in the gut is in a constant state of war. The good bacteria ensures that the gut’s immune system is functioning well. It also keeps gas, indigestion, and acidity at bay.
Nuts And Seeds
Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are rich in two important nutrients:
Vitamin E: This is the most powerful antioxidant, as it keeps cell membranes healthy.
Omega 3: It is known to form compounds that are protective in nature and ensures the blood in our vessels flow smoothly.
Fruits And Fruit Juices
Colorful fruits such as pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, pomegranate, orange, kiwi, grapes and mango are packed with antioxidants that work against the effects of harmful free radicals.
Although not a usual in most detox plans, meat has been a new age entry. Since meat is a complete protein, amino acids such as glutamine, methionine, cysteine, and glycine are present in increased quantities and these acids speed up the detoxification process.
Abstain From Sugar, Visible Fat, Chemicals And Processed Foods
Complete abstinence from fried and artificially sweet foods is necessary. Eat only natural and organic foods.
Figs, prunes, raisins, apricots, and dates contain heaps of fibre. Having them with warm water each morning, can clear the bowels and eliminate any toxins in the gut.
Say No To Alcohol, Smoking, And Coffee
Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine alter metabolism, impair gut function and disturb liver detoxification, slowing down the rejuvenation and repair process.