Healing Cleanse with Green Tea, Lemon and Stevia

· October 29, 2018
You should perform a healing cleanse for your body at least once per year. Learn how in this article by using green tea, lemon and stevia.

The spring and fall are the ideal times of the year to perform a healing cleanse. At least once a year, you should help your body flush out the toxins that accumulate as a result of a poor diet, bad habits, sedentarism, pollution, negative emotions, etc.

All of these factors can significantly affect your health unless you do something to help your body cleanse itself. In this article, we’ll show you a simple but effective cleanse using three medicinal foods: green tea, lemon and stevia.

Why perform a healing cleanse?

Toxins that accumulate in the body and aren’t eliminated cause, in the long term, chronic and degenerative diseases. Your body is already responsible for eliminating toxic substances through the feces, urine, sweat, breathing, menstruation, etc.

However, the amount of toxins is often too high to be properly eliminated, causing them to build up and saturate the body.

Healing cleanses and detox diets enhance your body’s ability to flush out these toxins and you’ll notice the benefits after using them. You’ll feel full of more vitality, be in a better mood, and you’ll certainly look better.

It’s important to note that these cleanses are not just for weight loss, which would need to be accompanied with the proper nutrition. However, you can help control your weight by performing them more often, once every two months, for example.

Green tea

Green tea possesses important antioxidant effects that slow cellular aging. It also helps fight fluid retention, cleanses the skin of impurities, and eases allergy symptoms.

It’s a natural anti-carcinogenic, which is why many nutritionists recommend drinking it regularly. Keep in mind that despite being able to reduce stress, it has a slightly stimulating effect.

Two cups of green tea and a kettle

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An excellent medicinal and purifying food, lemon is a great cleanser for the body. Despite being acidic, it contains alkalizing properties and helps the body digest and dissolve fats. It’s also ideal for helping with cardiovascular disorders.

Lemon slices soaking in water

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This healthy, natural sweetener doesn’t have any calories. Stevia slightly lowers blood pressure and increases the body’s natural defenses. Its flavor is similar to licorice and it only takes a little bit to sweeten any dish.

Stevia is also found in a refined form, but this type doesn’t contain the same medicinal benefits we’ve just covered. But, it doesn’t have the same harmful effects as refined white sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Stevia leaves

How to perform a healing cleanse

Prepare two liters of green tea daily. Use 5 teabags or 5 teaspoons of green tea per two liters of water.

Don’t let the water boil (heat it to about 175°F). Let it brew for a maximum of 4 minutes, then remove the teabags or grounds and add the fresh juice of two lemons.

Sweeten the tea with a few drops of pure stevia extract to taste.

If instead of extract, you’re using dried stevia leaves, add them at the same time you brew the green tea.

You should drink about 8 glasses, split up over three times during the day.

  • Before breakfast: 2 glasses
  • Throughout the morning: 4 glasses
  • Throughout the afternoon: 4 glasses

You should always drink it between meals, a half an hour before eating or an hour and a half after food.

Keep in mind

This healing cleanse will last between two and four weeks, depending on the results you get while doing it.

During this time you don’t need to be on a diet, but you’ll need to choose healthy foods and go without or limit harmful foods like:

  • Sugars and sweets
  • Refined flours
  • Fried foods and hydrogenated fats
  • Precooked food
  • Sausages and fatty cheeses
  • Stimulants: alcohol, coffee, black tea and colas
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