AKT’s Health & Wellness Coach Safia Morsly-Fikia shares why we should detox and shares one of her favorite summer detox recipes.
Why You Should Detox Through Food
Twice a year my husband and I team up to do a gentle one week cleanse with some delicious vegan recipes. We generally do one at the beginning of the year after the holiday season extravaganza and one in the summer to get rid of the toxins accumulated during the winter and relaunch our bodies for the summer.
Cleansing through food with targeted recipes and organic ingredients is an excellent way to maintain lasting health & wellness and support your detox organs such as the liver, G.I tract, kidneys and colon.
Detoxing is a great way to:
1) transition your body from heavy winter foods to fresh seasonal lighter foods
2) boost your mood, energy, and productivity by reducing inflammation
3) shed excess weight accumulated during winter
4) eliminate toxins and heavy metals we tend to store in our cells.
Here are 3 reasons to start AKT’s 7 Day Cleanse:
1- You won’t believe how much toxicity you really have in your body
Stress, excess coffee, dairy, alcohol, sugar, environmental pollution, water pollution, processed foods, heavy metals, and drugs are only a few of the toxic elements that our body and main detox organs have to process every day to allow us to stay alive and thrive. And there is no shortage of work!
2- Give your organs a well deserved break!
Cleansing through food is an amazing opportunity to decrease the workload of your organs and support them by giving them a BREAK. Eating organic, fresh vegan food and drinking clean water help your liver, digestive system and kidneys work at a less intense pace while getting rid of clutter and other « gunk ». Your skin starts glowing and you feel better after 2 or 3 days.
3- Cleansing help you think better and more clearly
How you eat also influences the way you think. We tend to feel and think differently after eating a clean and nutritious salad then after eating a heavy meal that includes animal proteins and french fries, for example. The cleansing process helps clear the mind and allows us to think more clearly.
SO if you have not already done so, get our 7 day Cleanse and officially launch your summer!
Simple Detox Salad
2 cups arugula or greens of your choice (dandelion, watercress and endive are great for spring detoxing)
1⁄2 cup red onions, sliced thin
1 cucumber, chopped
1⁄2 cup carrot, chopped
1⁄4 cup radish, sliced thin
1 avocado, cubed
Juice from one lemon
Sea salt and pepper to taste 1⁄4 cup of sunflower seeds