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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Healthy Diet Plan and my Lemon Water Cleanse ♥



All this past week I have been doing a cleanse along with my healthy calorie diet.
Here are some tips for a healthy cleanse diet plan. One of the little known benefits of lemon juice is its anti-aging properties. The acid from the lemon juice contain concentrated levels of antioxidants, which help flush out toxins and free radicals from the body. The process of detoxing allows proper cell regeneration, which then manifests by way of glowing and younger looking skin. 
  Drinking fresh lemon juice with water aids in keeping the immune system alert and strong against malaldies such as common colds and the flu. Lemon juice simply brings countless health benefits, such as lowered cholesterol levels, normalized blood pressure, reduced blood sugar level, and improved blood flow. Drinking a glass of water mixed with freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a number of benefits for the body, so go ahead..drink up! ♥




Lemon Water Cleanse ♥ 

Ingredients ♥

2 quarts water
Juice of one lemon
2 lemons, thinly sliced
Ice

Directions ♥


Combine all ingredients and and place in fridge for a bit to allow flavors to infuse. Once pitcher is chilled, serve and enjoy! ♥

Healthy Diet Tips 

Foods to avoid
Milk products
Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
Coffee
Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice 
Dried fruit

Foods to enjoy
Fruit: any and all fresh fruit
Vegetables: any and all fresh vegetables
Fish: fresh, canned in water or olive oil
Lean red meat, chicken (without the skin). Limit to two serves per week.
Legumes: dried or canned, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
Eggs: preferably organic
Olive oil (preferably extra virgin), Coconut oil (unprocessed)
Nuts: raw unsalted almonds, walnuts, macadamias and cashews
Seeds: raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Green tea, white tea, weak black tea (decaffeinated)
Water: from one to three liters of water per day

Now for some of you that have the willpower, here is my lemon cleanse diet.
I started with the lemon cleanse I did for 4 days straight, then followed above with a sensible eating plan. 

Following this diet is quite challenging as you cannot have any solid food during the duration of the diet. The lemon diet drink is to be consumed for around 3 to 7 days. You need to consume around 6 to 12 glasses a day, every two hours. This detox diet is a very restrictive diet and it is seen to cause extreme tiredness, headaches and constipation.

Lemon Cleanse Diet Plan   Ingredients
The main ingredient of the lemon detox diet is freshly squeezed lemon juice. Other ingredients include organic maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water. You can substitute the maple syrup with natural tree syrup and the cayenne pepper can be substituted with ginger root. You also need to have a natural laxative, such as salt water or herbal tea. 

How Does the Lemon Detox Work
The diet helps to cleanse the colon and the digestive tract of toxin build up. An accumulation of toxins reduces the ability of the body to carry out its functions at an optimum level. Lemon juice, which is the most important ingredient in this diet, contains vitamin C, which helps in eliminating toxins from the body. Cayenne pepper, helps in boosting the metabolism of the body, aiding weight loss. Water hydrates the body and flushes out toxins from the body.

Of course if you don't want to do the lemon cleanse diet this is still a great way to have that water every day with a twist of lemon! ♥ 
















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