These three cleansing diet tips are your ticket to a slimmer and healthier you.
While most fad diets are often rooted in fanfare and a glaring lack of scientific underpinnings, these cleansing diet tips aren't meant to mislead your or leave you starving for more; instead, they complement your current diet and empower you to see real, beneficial change in your figure. Try them all out, or just one, and experience what can happen!
1. Chia Seed Water
Chia seeds have long been the gelatinous holding power in vegan yogurts and other foods that require a thicker, pudding-like consistency. Now, you can add them to plain water and get a relatively tasteless superfood punch with each gulp. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are able to absorb up to 9-10 times their weight in water, which helps you to detox toxins from the body. They are also packed with fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc, among others.
To make your own chia seed water, mix together 2 cups of water or coconut water with 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds. Stir well and let sit for 10 minutes, allowing the chia seeds to swell up and increase in size. Add a spritz of lime or lemon and sweetener to taste (I like to use a few drops of liquid stevia, but you can add maple syrup, agave or honey). Shake well before drinking.
2. The Fast Diet
Rumor has it that a detox diet doesn’t have to be so black and white and that it has its own “moderation” perks. The 5:2 fast diet is a UK-founded protocol that preaches what researchers have witnessed in the human body when one restricts caloric intake for 2 days out of the week and then eats normally on others. You not only lose weight faster following such a regimen but also become healthier because of it.
This diet has been getting a lot of attention and it appears to bear all the perks of a regular detox without all that non-stop deprivation.
3. Fermented Foods
The key to health starts in the gut. In order to maintain a healthy digestive system, it is important to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. This knowledge has inspired many to eat more fermented foods, which have probiotic power, such as sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, yogurt, kombucha and kefir. The beauty of fermented foods is that you can make them at home easily and inexpensively. Try to have at least one fermented food per day.
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