Detox after Easter
How I detox
My favorite way to detox is to eat. I never knew that you could detox by just using what God has given us. I always thought you had to take a supplement or a special tea/ It never occurred to me that God created foods that do even better than those magic solutions. There are a few things that you can detox and vegetable infused water may not exactly get it done. It’s nice to add different flavors to your water especially if you’re consuming half your body weight in water a day. But it’s not going to be solely responsible for cleansing your body. You’re not receiving all the nutrients of those water and vegetable combinations through infusion. Water is the best way to detox but there is also veggies and fruits.
Cruciferous veggies which are members of the cabbage family. They contain phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fibers that are important to your health. They have been recommended by various health agencies that we eat several servings per week for numerous reason.
- They help lower cancer risk
- They help you with oxidative stress–is the overload of harmful molecules called oxygen-free radicals, which are generated by the body. Reducing these free radicals may reduce the risk of colon, lung, prostate, breast, and other cancers.
- They help protect against cardiovascular disease
- They contain Vitamin A, C, E and folic acid which helps reduce chronic inflammation- which can be caused with diets that are high in wine, and coffee but high in sugar,sweetened soft drinks, refined grains, and processed meat. All things that are prevalent in Easter dinner feast.
Some Suggestions on how to cook Cruciferous Vegetables for the most nutrition benefits from Web MD:
- Don’t overcook cruciferous vegetables. They can produce a strong sulfur odor and become unappealing.
- You can buy several types of cruciferous vegetables ready-to-go in the frozen or fresh packaged sections of your supermarket, including broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
- No raw veggie platter is complete without dark green broccoli or snowy white cauliflower florets.
- Add raw broccoli or cauliflower florets to your green salad to give the nutrients a big boost.
- Add chopped cruciferous veggies to soups, stews, and casseroles.
- When buying fresh broccoli, look for firm florets with a purple, dark green, or bluish hue on the top. They’re likely to contain more beta-carotene and vitamin C than florets with lighter green tops. If it has yellow in it or is limp and bendable, the broccoli is old — don’t buy it.
Other Options or Additional Detox
There are also fruits that can help with detox far better than any supplement. Berries such as: cranberries,blueberries,strawberries are antioxidants that are great in salads, shakes, and as snacks if you’re detoxing from some indulgent eating. A new thing that I am in love with is avocado seed powder. It’s another thing you can add to rid you of toxins in your body really easy to add to your diet and tasteless if you want to add it to any meal, shake, coffee or tea.
I am a much happier camper when I am supplying myself with good foods versus depriving myself by using special cleanse potions that was formulated in a lab. This stir fry is my detox stir fry. A super berry smoothie and some “detox stir fry” and I am usually feeling a little better about my poor weekend decisions. When you clean your body with God’s goodness after an Easter where you may have indulge too much on the things like sweets and sodium rich food. You won’t feel as much regret and will won’t negate your bad decisions but on the path towards better choices.
How do you detox?
- 1/4 Onion, Sliced
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, Sliced
- 2 Tbsp Of Fresh Ginger, Grated
- 1 Tbsp of Fresh Turmeric, Grated
- 1/2 cup Kale, Cut
- 1/2 cup Brocoli Florets, Chopped
- 1/4 cup of Green Beans
- 1 cup of Asparagus, Cut into
- 1/4 cup of Sliced Baby Carrots
- 1/2 cup of Grape Tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 medium size sweet potato, cubed
- 2 tbsp of Avocado Seed powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. of Coconut Aminos
- 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- Protein Optional
- 1 Chicken Breast Cutlet or Skinless Boneless Chicken Thigh (Preferably Organic, Hormone Free)
- or 1 cup of peeled Shrimp, deveined, cleaned
- 1 cup of Flank Steak Sliced
- 1 cup of Cubed Tofu
- 4-6 oz. Salmon (preferably wild caught)
- Melt Coconut oil in pan
- Add Onion let saute for 2 minutes, add garlic, ginger, turmeric for 2 minutes
- Add remaining veggies, let saute for 5-10 minutes depending on preference
- Add Coconut Aminos
- Add Avocado Seed powder
- Toss till completely coated.
- Serve with grilled protein with 2-3 tbsp of coconut aminos
- or Eat as is.