It is beauty that captures attention and personality which captures heart. Beauty gets more reaction and more interaction. When you feel you look beautiful you are uplifted from inside, creates confidence in yourself. Having beautiful and healthy skin is a first visible sign of being beautiful.
Food is an important part of a balanced diet which reflects directly on your skin. Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating healthy, nutritious food gives magnificent joy to life and contributes immensely to the glow of your skin making you feel good about yourself.
Our body is like a warship, constantly bombarded with toxins, which enter our bodies via the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. These toxic missiles damage our bodies, by entering the bloodstreams. The consequence is premature aging.
Our body has a wonderful defense mechanism, but it needs to be constantly serviced. Toxins weaken the immune system and the body turns vulnerable to various diseases. Therefore, we need to detoxify. There are a lot of commonly available foods that can help to detoxify.
Carrots and beets are extremely beneficial, as they contain antioxidants, bioflavinoids and carotenoids, which have a healing and cleansing effect. Seafood is rich in amino acids and taurine, which are two essential nutrients required for the removal of toxic chemicals from the body. Wheat grass juice and alfalfa seeds contain chlorophyll, which act as a tonic. A glass of lime juice in warm water (first thing in the morning), assists in cleansing the body.
Let us go on a ONE week detoxification program and see the effects of detox:
o On waking up: two glasses of lukewarm water
o At breakfast: fruits (avoid bananas and mangoes if you want to detoxify and lose weight at the same time). A cup of herb tea after half an hour
o Lunch: any amount of cooked vegetables (in 1 tsp oil) along with raw salads
o Evening: a cup of herb tea
o An hour later: 1 glass lime juice or mixed fruit like orange, sweet lime or apple/vegetable juices like cucumber juice, tomato juice, carrot juice or mixed vegetable juice like beetroot, spinach, and tomato and carrot
o Dinner should be eaten by 7 pm. Any amount of cooked vegetables either steamed or with regular seasoning (ie. Ginger garlic + onion + tomato) in 1 tsp oil and raw salads
o Liquids consumed during the day include, water, herbal tea, coconut water, lime, fruit or vegetable juice, freshly prepared (not canned) and taken within 20 minutes of preparation
o Oil: only 2 teaspoons daily (preferably olive oil, mustard oil or sesame seed oil) and salt according to taste
At the end of this week you should see a radiant you standing in front of the mirror, you will feel lighter and much more energetic. And guess what? It could also be the secret to a younger looking you!