Tag: nutritional cleansing

Lemon and hot Water

If there is one thing I would suggest you add to your morning routine it is to have a mug with hot water and lemon. It’s very easy to do and the health benefits are many. Just squeeze half a lemon and add some hot water (not boiling). 

Lemons are very high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure. So they are great for boosting your immune system.
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You may also have heard about how beneficial it is to have an alkaline body. Lemons are incredibly alkaline, when inside our bodies. . The citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
Outside our bodies lemons are very acidic.

The warm water and lemon is great for your digestion and it helps get rid of toxins in the digestive tract.

I love the way the lemon water helps get rid of toxins in the blood. This will also make our skin clearer and the vitamin C will also combat wrinkles and blemishes. This “magic” water also flushes out unwanted material, which helps keep the urinary tract healthy.

This simple tip can also assist you in losing weight, as lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps against hunger cravings. It is also easier to lose weight when your body is in an alkaline state.

One of the most important thing is that is hydrates the body and when the body is well hydrated it can operate at its best.

So, add hot water and lemon to your morning routine. It will set you up for the way and assist in maintaining your wellness.

Karin
Wellness Coach

Some benefits of cleansing your body

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Nutritional Cleansing has many benefits. The main one is that you remove toxins from the body. We are exposed to toxins daily and throughout our life. Toxins such as preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, cancer causing chemicals, environmental pollutants. Toxins get stored in our body and effect our immune system, metabolism, behaviour etc. and it will lead to disease.

Toxins are stored in the body (in our tissues, cells and brain).
Our body has an in-built detox function to deal with toxins but our bodies gets overloaded with toxins and when it does it can cause disease such as cancers, heart disease, strokes, neurological disease. A body full of toxins will also be more prone to colds and flus.

By regularly detox (nutritional Cleanse) you will build up our immune system. It will also rid the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increase your metabolism. Toxins affect the body’s ability to burn fat and can cause weight gain. So detoxification is crucial if you want to lose weight.

By detoxing you will also find that your body becomes more effective of absorbing nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamins to help fight oxidative stress.
If you want to slow premature ageing – detox – it helps rid the body of free radicals that break down the body.

Even the skin, hair and nail quality will be improved when we detox.
Our emotional and mental state will also improve. We become more grounded, it is easier to see things clearer and we can make better decisions. Joint pain and digestive disorders improve and our hormonal system will improve and become more balanced.

Our bodies simply don’t function well when they are loaded with toxins.

Out bodies are amazing!
Our digestive, nervous and our hormonal system wants work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do!

Detoxing (Nutritional Cleansing) brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.

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Chicken Skewers with Mango Salad

Try out this very yummy chicken recepi with Mango Salad.

Per Serve

Calories:  270
Fat: 2.0grams
Protein: 39 grams
Carbohydrate: 18.7 grams
Fibre: 2.1 grams

 Ingredients:

1 sprig of fresh mint leaves
10 ml of Lime Juice (bottled)
50 ml of Lemon Juice (bottled)
1/2 Mango
20 ml Tamari (wheat free soya sauce)
Approximately 10 cm of Cucumber
150 gram chicken tenderloins
1/5 of Onion
2 tsp of bottled crushed Ginger
2 wooden skewers

Method:

1. Thread tenderloins onto skewers and marinate in a refrigerator overnight in the lemon juice mixed with the tamari sauce and half the ginger. If you can’t marinate overnight, then 10 minutes will be sufficient; overnight allows the flavours to infuse.

2. Cook chicken skewers in non-stick frying pan or on BBQ for 10-15 minutes, basting with marinade as they cook.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the Mango Salad: remove the skin and stone from the mango and finely dice. Finely chop the onion, cucumber and mint leaves’ combine in a bowl with the mango, remaining ginger, sweet chilli sauce and lime juice to make salsa, stirring gently to avoid bruising the fruit. Spoon salsa over kebabs and serve.

Chefs suggestion:
– If usuing wooden skewers, place skewers in chilled water for 1 hour before use to avoid them burning on the barbecue.
– For gluten free, ensure the brand of sweet chilli sauce you are using is gluten free.