Healing Cleanse with Green Tea, Lemon and Stevia
Your body has built-in mechanisms to eliminate toxins naturally. However, if you feel like something is off, you should see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Your doctor is likely to recommend a balanced and healthy diet along with regular exercise. They will probably also tell you to avoid the following, which can prevent your body from working properly:
- A poor diet
- Bad habits
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Environmental contamination
All of those factors can seriously affect your health, so try to avoid them as much as possible. However, if what you want is to lose weight, talk to your doctor or nutritionist for the best diet for your body type and situation.
In this article, we’ll share a simple and effective recipe with three ingredients that are potentially beneficial for your health when they are part of a healthy lifestyle and as a complement to your doctor’s recommendations.
Why perform a healing cleanse?
Nowadays, cleanses or detox diets are very popular. However, there are no conclusive studies that support the use of detox diets for weight loss or detoxification. As a result, it’s important to be careful and do your research before trying any of these extreme diets.
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 organs that carry out that function naturally.
However, the amount of toxins is often too high to be properly eliminated, causing them to build up and saturate the body. That’s why healthy habits in the long and short term are so important.
Doing a diet incorrectly can have negative repercussions for your health. It might even end up having the opposite effect of what you are hoping for. That’s why any diet you do should be under the supervision of a qualified nutritionist.
Ingredients for a healing cleanse
The following ingredients could have benefits for your health, so think of them as a complement to good habits and a balanced diet.
Green tea possesses important antioxidant effects that could help slow cellular aging. It might also reduce oxidative stress and blood pressure.
Lemon is an excellent medicinal and purifying food that also has cleansing properties. Despite being acidic, it contains alkalizing properties and helps the body digest and dissolve fats. It’s also ideal for helping with cardiovascular disorders.
Stevia is a natural sweetener that we can find today and 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.
How to prepare it
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. Then, add the fresh juice of two lemons.
Sweeten the tea with a few drops of pure stevia extract to taste. If you’re using dried stevia leaves instead of extract, 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. You can do this a half an hour before eating or an hour and a half after eating.
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
Remember to visit your doctor for frequent checkups. That’s the best way to detect any problems or illnesses and give you enough time to take action.It might interest you...
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