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DETOX DAY 6

Written by , Posted in Food, Recipes, Zürich

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Today  last DETOX Day.

It was such a great experience for me. I will continue eating like this, because i feel so much better already after 6 days.

I have forgot to tell you that I changed from vinegar in the morning to lemon water, which I prefer by far !!

Why you should drink warm Lemon water in the morning:

Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.

It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:

1. Boosts you’re immune system

Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

3. Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.

4. Aids digestion

The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.

5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin

The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

7. Hydrates the lymph system

This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!

LAST DAY

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Juice and Smoothie Day

BREAKFAST:

Celery,Apple, Fennel and a piece of Ginger  in the Juicer

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Than I transferred the Juice to the mixer, added half of the Avocado and some Lemon Juice

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It tasted as good as it looked

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Lunch I was not home. I made a 3 hours walk and I stopped in a little mountain hut where I ordered some wonderful green Asparagus with grilled Potatoes . Sorry I forgot my camera. But here some photos that I made previous.

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DINNER:

I am so tired from my walk I could choose between a soup  or

MANGO -BLUEBERRY-COCONUTWATER

Smoothie

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I choose the Smoothie.I promise, it taste much better than it looks like, but blackberries makes a funny color .

This was my personal DETOX . I hope you enjoyed reading and that you have been inspired to make YOUR DETOX.

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