Saturday, January 19, 2008

Squeeky Clean

Our bodies are continually overloaded with toxins from pollution, second-hand cigarette smoke, pesticides, poor eating habits, food additives, alcohol and caffeine. As these toxins build up in our system, a number of health problems can occur, including weight gain, headaches, dull skin, bloating, fatigue, lowered immunity, and a general lack of well being.

The process of detoxing helps to remove these toxins from the body with results like weight loss, feeling healthier and less niggling health problems.

There are pros and con written about cleansing, but detox diets do encourage some good habits. Most promote eating more fruit and vegetables, drinking more water and cutting down on junk and processed foods. Plus they suggest taking a break from caffeine and alcohol.

My hubby and I are taking charge of our health this weekend by thinking about what we are eating. We are cooking with lean proteins and high fiber using low fat cooking techniques and have eliminated sugars, caffeine and alcohol.

Three days will not be a hardship and they might lessen any mindless eating or cravings and will certainly make us appreciate that first glass of wine.