Obviously i had it all wrong . Yes there is a way you detox and have to spend half the day in the bathroom- if you use a colon cleanser. And there are also diets called detox diets - mostly done by yo-yo dieters ,which involve eating and avoiding a few things for a few days , a week or more- turns out i was not 100% wrong .
So our bodies digestive system work quite in a similar way . If you doubt this try this- eat fries and chicken for a friday dinner , and some sausages and bacon , plus good old eggs for breakfast, and soda the following day , and soda for snacks , and for lunch , pizza, and for dinner , some nyama choma - mbuzi with sizzling fries.I guarantee you , you will be feeling all bloated and clogged by Sunday . ( Even from typing this am bloated)
So imagine your digestive system, from days ,months and even years of eating the wrong things- is lined up with plaque.God made us in unique way so am sure it does not work the way the sink does.However , God did not make our systems to withstand pizza,sausages and cheese ,all down the drain. Not to mention cakes-black forest comes to mind , icecream , and the list is quite long .What a, trying to get at is this - there is a reason when God created adam and eve he put them in a GARDEN people. This may mean - the fruits he created are perfect for our bodies .I will not build this argument further , but i have been eating a healthy helping of fruits , and just recently i started drinking vegie smoothies and my body is already thanking me. I dint go extreme and avoid anything , all i do is have a platefull of fruit when i get home- and it has revitalised my tummy , in addition i would like to attribute my smooth face to this fruits ive been indulging in lately .
So i was not amazed when i was researching to learn that fruits and veges do clean the digestive system. And even without necessarily going on any kind of diet, adding a healthy plate of fruits in the course of the day , floods your intestines with enzymes that not only clean and dissolve the plaque, but it also reawakens those enzymes that are meant for digestion.
So instead of waiting for our systems to get clogged up ,so we can clean up am saying why not , regularly ingest food that cleans and keeps our systems in check. And it will not only give us lot of energy burst to operate on , it will work magic on our skins and help us maintain weight while we are at it . A friend wrote to me and confessed how she would stop junking and hate junk , but at some point, turn to junking because of being a rebel- and naturally hating what is good and loving what shes meant to hate. Am kinda like that so how do we really do this? How about embracing and enjoy indulging in other foods - .Like am so inlove with apple mangoes- i can eat these babies when ripe for b-fast snack- lunch and dinner . So nowadays , i find myself lighting up when i go to the fruit vendor and i want to love more of this foods that God has cooked - and lets admit it nothing comes close . If you are in kenya you are so blessed . Fresh fruits are all over -and the price is cheaper compared to going to galitos or the new KFC like so many things around . Veges- just google the magic of kale and you will know what am talking about.
At this rate i cannot help but fall inlove with fruits and veges. So heres what am doing from next week -
Just to spice things up in my digestive system- i will have two platefull of fruit - one for breakfast , and one before dinner - say at 6. And i will have a vegie smothie after lunch. That will mean fruit/vegie in every meal.
Since i have been making this smoothie and the fruits - ill use that for the time being and if i discover somthing else, i will definitely share .
Fruits for breakfast
- Wedge of water melon
- local oranges - seems they are in season
- Grapes - been seeing hawkers shoving them through my window so also in season.
- Pawpaws- in season
- Mangoes - the mombasa ones are in season ( ok everything is in season)
- Bananas- are they ever not in season
For the smoothie this is what i have been doing
- Peeled carrots diced into pieces
- Ginger - this improves the taste and excites the tastebuds
- an orange- i know its a veggie smoothie but i love tasty drinks so am a sucker for this
- Beetroot- found at the green grocers and has great purifying qualities
- two ripe tomatoes
- Mint leaves- for flavor
Aparently mine is realy mild , i wanna try the ones i got on the net - they have kales , cabbages, ginger and stuff- yaiks.The mint leaves are just for color- and you can experiment with veggies you like .
Also from next week, i plan to consume more of beans and lentils, and have red meat just once in the week. Beans cooked in coconut milk are all so tasty - wow. So God created such wonderful food- no need eating re-invented things like sausages - they do not come close.
So next week is " eating clean week" lets see how we do.
Keep me posted healthiess :-) - its a lifestyle we are embracing .
Lets keep loosing girls