Saturday, July 13, 2013

Health Tip | Detox Foods

Detox Foods from NewMamaDiaries.blogspot.com

I’m not looking to lose any weight clearly, with growing a baby and all, but detoxing can be good anytime.  I was watching an episode of Dr. Oz and the entire episode was about Detox.  He had cardiologist and detox specialist Dr. Alejandro Junger as a guest on the show, who went through all of the foods that we should be eating to detox.
*Watch the episode here: 10 Detox Foods to Lose 10lbs This Month – Episode originally aired January 25, 2013
It was a very informative show, especially with summer time being here and everyone wants to be bikini-ready or at least feel comfortable wearing those cute shorts or fitted body-con dresses. 
Detox helps to keep you system clean, as well as having the added benefit of weight loss and feeling better overall.  I’m a stronger believer in clean and lean eating, however I do indulge in my sweets and the occasional fast-food run.
Here is the list of the 10 Detox Foods we should be eating:
  1. Leafy Green Veggies
  2. Cold Water Fish
  3. Free-range Pasturized Chicken
  4. Berries
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar
  6. Lemon Water
  7. Herbal Teas
  8. Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  9. Coconut Oil
  10. Plant-based Protein Powder
How to eat these foods throughout the day:
Breakfast:  Liquid breakfast – Plant-based Protein Powder
Snack:  Berries and Coconut Milk
Dinner:  Shepherds Pie – chicken, vegetables, coconut oil, cauliflower, bok choy, poached chicken – notice its sans potatoes.
Looking at this list, the foods are not foreign to me at all, because I grew up and eat most of them on a frequent basis.  My mom is a pretty staunch health advocate, so coming up we never really ate junk or foods high in fat.  We ate clean and lean, so its just what I’m used to.  People ask me all the time, how is it that I’m so thin and fit, and I tell them its part genetics and part lifestyle.  I’m active, have good genes (thank goodness!), and I eat well most of the time.  I actually rarely eat bad foods in large quantities.  This includes fast-foods, fried foods, and empty carbs.  I honestly just don’t care for them.  I’d rather have baked or rotessorie chicken rather than fried.  I’d rather have a baked potatoe than french fries, and I love a good salad or leafy vegetable with my meal.

I hope these tips are helpful and informative for you.  Of course, as I always say…everyone’s body responds differently to things and has different needs.  Please do not make a quick and drastic change when it comes to your diet.  Consult your physician and do everything in moderation and work your way to where you want to be within a reasonable timeframe. :-)

Happy bumping!

xxoo,
Tenns

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