Dr. Oz wants you to cleanse your body, but that doesn't mean drinking only pineapple juice for the next seven days. Instead, he's offering a 48-hour plan consisting of six meals and eight snacks which will naturally optimize your body's ability to breakdown all the toxins you've been consuming throughout your entire life.
According to the Oprah Magazine contributor and healthy lifestyle guru, this short and easy cleanse will not effect both your body and your mind by giving you "a sense of peace."
Want to give it a shot?
Check out food you'll be eating on Day One of the doc's two-day wonder cleanse and WHY you should be eating it…AFTER THE JUMP!
Breakfast: Quinoa with Prunes
"Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. (Not many cleanses incorporate protein, which can be problematic; if you're not consuming enough amino acids, your body will begin mining them from your muscle tissue. Muscle loss is, unfortunately, one way that detox dieters lose weight.) Quinoa also provides fiber to bulk up stool, and phosphorus to help stimulate bowel movements. The prunes deliver even more fiber, plus sorbitol, a sugar alcohol with a laxative effect."
Lunch: Revitalizing Fruit Smoothie
"Blueberries provide antioxidants to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals and contain quercetin, a pigment that may increase the number of enzymes in the liver. The banana's vitamin B6 helps recharge detoxifying enzymes throughout the body, and ground flaxseed or chia seeds supply additional fiber for healthy elimination (as well as brain-nourishing omega-3s)."
Dinner: Vegetable Broth with a Side of Sauerkraut and Sliced Apples
"Fennel may help stimulate the secretion of bile (a fluid that carries waste out of the liver); parsley is believed to act as a diuretic; compounds in garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbage have been found to support liver function; and cayenne pepper may aid lung enzymes. Finish your meal with fermented sauerkraut, which has probiotics that can help break down toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, and apple slices for one last dose of fiber."
Snack: Pineapple-Kale Juice
Enjoy this beverage as often as you like. (I typically recommend two glasses between meals.) Pineapple contains digestive enzymes. Kale is rich in compounds that support enzymes in the liver. And artichoke can improve bile flow.
Here are 5 tips to live by when undergoing the quick cleanse:
1. Drink LOTS of water!
2. Get at least 8 hours of sleep during the cleansing process.
3. Drink dandelion tea before you drift off into that deep sleep. It will help flush out toxins in your urine!
4. Avoid eating after 7 p.m.
5. Take a warm bath with two cups of Epsom salt since magnesium is beneficial to enzymes in your body.
If you are serious about attempting Dr. Oz's 2-day wonder cleanse, check out the March issue of O, The Oprah Magazine for the rest of the details!
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