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Cleansing Recipes That Will Improve Your Health

Nobody wants to get sick but with the way we live our lives and the quality of food that we eat, sickness is an accident waiting to happen.

If you don’t want to get sick, then you must overhaul your diet and unhealthy practices. The biggest thing you have to overcome is your direction in life, or your attitude. You cannot have your cake and eat it too, is very true indeed. In order to have good health, you must follow good health practices.

Admittedly, the nutritional quality of our food is not as good as before. Food manufacturing processes have taken much of the nutrients in our food and replaced them with preservatives and additives that wreck havoc on our health. We have to take back our control because if we don’t, the toxins that accumulate in our body through the continual ingestion of these foods will kill us. Fortunately, there are many health practitioners who have come up with cleansing recipes that can help us detoxify our bodies.

Flush Out Toxins

All of the cleansing recipes that you will find have one main purpose: to flush all the accumulated toxins in your bloodstream and organs from all those years of unhealthy eating practices. Some of these recipes are called homemade recipes since the ingredients are easily found in the everyday ingredients that we use in cooking. If you do periodic cleansing you will be relieved of fatigue, headaches, depression, allergies, skin diseases and your immune system will be strengthened.

Here are some of the simple homemade cleansing recipes that you can do yourself. The ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen.

• Cleansing Drink
Pour into a blender 3 scallions, 2 celery stalks, ½ green pepper, ½ cup of parsley, 6 tomatoes, ½ bunch of spinach and ¼ cup of natural lemon juice. Blend all of these ingredients into the consistency of a juice drink. You can drink two to three glasses of this cleansing drink every day. This is effective in getting rid of toxins from your body.

• Master Cleanse Drink
Pour into a 10 ounce glass the following ingredients: 8 ounces of water, 1/10 tsp of cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp of maple syrup and 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Mix them well and drink 6 to 10 glasses of this mixture for a period of 10 days.

• Vegetable Cleansing Soup
Chop into small pieces 2 cups of celery, 2 cups of red-skinned potato, 2 cups of carrot, 2 cups of beets and 1 small zucchini. Pour them all into a pot and add 2 quarts of water and bring them to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes and take the soup while warm.

Poached Red Snapper on Kale with Red Pepper Coulis

If you want something that is more palatable, then the special Poached Red Snapper on Kale with Red Pepper Coulis could be your cup of tea. The ingredients are the following:

• 6 pieces of red snapper at 4 oz each
• One lemon, juiced
• One cup basil
• 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 2 tsp chopped garlic
• 1 tsp peppercorns
• 1 bayleaf
• 2 red peppers
• 2 pounds of kale

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. In a shallow baking tray, cover the 6 pieces of snapper with water and add the peppercorns, bay leaf and lemon juice. Put the tray in the oven for 30 minutes. While waiting for the fish to cook sauté the kale with olive oil and garlic and place it on the plates. This will be the base of the dish. Broil the peppers until it is blackened and remove the skin and seeds. Dice and sauté these pieces with olive oil and basil. Set aside and puree when cooled. Divide the kale into 6 pieces and place them in 6 plates. Put the 6 pieces of red snapper in each plate and sprinkle the coulis.

As a precautionary measure, ask the counsel of your medical provider if you are going on an herbal cleansing diet. You should be careful because some herbal products if taken excessively can be detrimental to your health. For example, cascara sagrada is an herb used in colon cleansing. Medical authorities say that you should not take this herb for more than 7 days. It can upset your digestive tracts and may even cause bloody diarrhea and vomiting. In the same vein, you should also be careful in using the herbs Senna and Psyllium for colon cleansing. As a general rule, they should not be used longer than 7 days.

You can take control of your health by practicing good eating habits. And depending on your health, get into regular physical exercise. Start taking your health back by using these cleansing recipes. Rid yourself of these toxins and you will feel better and stronger.


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