Super Cleanse: Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty is written by Adina Niemerow.
She has worked as a personal chef for celebrities and professionals who want to improve their lives through a whole foods diet.
Niemerow presents nine different cleansing programs in her book, which offer dieters the opportunity to experience physical rejuvenation, magnified awareness and a fresh perspective.
She says that doing a cleanse is a great first step towards better health but she also created these cleansing diets to awaken the spirit as much as the body and mind.
Because not everyone is prepared – physically, mentally, or emotionally – to immediately undertake a rigorous detox she offers a range of options from gentle programs that slowly introduce a vegetarian diet to green juice fasts that rapidly detox the body.
For each of the nine cleansing programs information is provided about how long to follow the program and the maximum number of times a year to do it.
Niemerow explains that, depending on your current lifestyle and how stringent a cleanse you choose, you may experience healing reactions as the body eliminates toxins. These are a normal part of detoxification and usually subside within the first two days.
Dieters are provided with some nutrition and lifestyle tips for the week leading up to the cleanse to help reduce the likelihood of experiencing these uncomfortable detox symptoms.
Raw fruits and vegetables, green juices, smoothies, vegetarian soups, steamed vegetables, nuts, seeds, brown rice, quinoa, mung beans, herb tea, lemon water.
The following is a sample diet plan for the Laughing Buddha Cleanse:
Hot lemon water
Apple berry porridge
Buddha’s mint lemonade
Large vegetable salad with lemon tahini dressing
Tea and ½ apple, small cucumber or bell pepper, or one medium carrot
Mexican Lentil Stew
Exercise improves circulation, increases oxygenation in the bloodstream and helps to flush toxins from the body. Dieters are encouraged to exercise for at least thirty minutes each day and may choose any activity they enjoy such as walking, yoga, dancing, swimming, and bike riding.
It is not recommended to start a new, vigorous exercise routine during a cleansing diet.
Super Cleanse: Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty retails at $14.95.
Depending on the cleanse chosen it may be necessary to purchase additional kitchen equipment such as a juicer, blender or food dehydrator.
Super Cleanse offers dieters who wish to undertake a cleansing diet a wide variety of options, ranging from gentle vegetarian programs to more extreme juice fasts.
The cleanses range in duration from one to ten days and may be valuable as a way to transition into a new healthy lifestyle program, however, this book does not include a long term dietary plan.
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