The Detox Cookbook and Health PlanAuthor: Maggie Pannell
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: July 2006
Everything you need to know about effective detox dieting - how to eat well and lose weight the safe and enjoyable way Offers four distinct diets, from the one-day mono diet to the two-week live cleansing diet, offering a diet plan suitable for every timeframe and personal target Contains more than 150 specially selected easy-to-make recipes, ranging from vitamin-packed juices and smoothies to salads, snacks and tasty light meals, each crammed with vital nutrients and cleansing properties Explains what toxins are, where they are found, and how they can be avoided, as well as the providing a checklist of the symptoms of toxic overload to enable easy self-diagnosis Describes the detox superfoods, from mangoes, carrots and broccoli to watercress, echinacea and ginger, along with their healing properties and uses as part of a healthy detox plan Back-up plans for easy exercise, including simple relaxation, meditation, massage and aromatherapy techniques, all of which can be done in the home Over 750 fantastic photographs and a full nutritional analysis of every recipe Health and weight loss is not just about eating less but about eating well. Every day we are bombarded by harmful toxins in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Detoxing simply involves allowing the body to cleanse itself - and this fantastic new book contains everything you need to know in order to effectively detox at home. There are four detox regimes to choose from, ranging from a simple one-day mono diet to a two-week liver cleansing diet. Preparation is essential, and there is advice on how to get ready physically and practically for a detox diet, as well as information about potential side effects and the importance of seeking medical advice before embarking on a longer-term plan. These detailed diet programmes contain easy-to-follow guides, recipe recommendations and ideas for exercise and relaxation.A comprehensive introduction explains what toxins are, where they are found, and how simple changes to lifestyle - such as avoiding food containing additives, using eco-friendly cleaning products or simply getting out of polluted environments by visiting the coast or countryside - can make a big difference to the levels of toxicity in the body. A self-diagnosis checklist reveals the principal signs that indicate a toxic overload, such as fatigue, stress, headaches, digestive problems and skin disorders. There then follows a section on detox superfoods, such as garlic, broccoli, watercress and milk thistle, to name but a few. These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and other beneficial properties, which help the body to eliminate toxins while providing a wealth of curative and health-giving benefits. In addition to diet, exercise plays a vital role in the detox process. Gentle exercises such as yoga, stretching, walking and swimming are recommended, as well as breathing exercises and meditation. Many of these simple relaxation techniques are covered, along with suggestions for therapeutic aromatherapy and massage treatments which can be done in the home.The book contains more than 150 beautifully illustrated step-by-step recipes, ranging from vitamin-packed juices and smoothies, such as Wheatgrass Tonic or Broccoli Booster, to nutritious light meals and delicious desserts. All of the recipes contain key antioxidant and cleansing properties, so they fit into the detox diet plan without compromising on flavour. Most of the recipes are vegetarian, in accordance with detox guidelines, and most are quick and easy, so whatever your detox target, there is a diet plan to suit you.