With fall here a lot of people wonder about how many time will they catch a cold or have an upset stomach during this cold season. If you are part of those fond of a healthy lifestyle, a fall detox is the perfect solution to feel more energetic and more prepared to face the cold season chills and viruses.
The fall detox is mainly focused on lungs, stomach and colon. The purpose is preparing the lungs for facing respiratory infections and help the stomach and colon to avoid digestive issues so common during winter time. Such a cleanse is filled with amazing ideas of using seasonal foods combined with lean workout and positive enforcing state of mind.
The fall cleanse
Cleaning the body is a bit difficult during colder days when by nature we tend to “store” nutritional elements. The cleansing diet should focus on seasonal vegetables and power juices .
During a fall detox you can eat squash, beans( lentils , chickpeas, peas), apples, whole oats, quinoa and nuts and seeds. If you can’t live without meat consider light fish but if you can go on without it, the cleanse will be more effective.
Healthy fats like avocado and olive oil are perfect for a fall cleansing diet.
Whole, unprocessed and raw
The point of this cleansing detox fall diet is to help the digestion process the foods more efficiently and stimulate metabolism so the weight gain we so dread for winter will not manifest.
Eat whole foods and stay away from processed pastry, refined sugar, coffee and beloved chocolate. Use herbal teas like fenugreek and add spices like nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon to the foods you eat. They stimulate both digestion and colon cleansing helping the body to get rid of toxins and purify the blood.
Beets, carrots, onions, garlic, apples , pears and typical fall roots are all part of juice and smoothie materials. Add wheat germs and kale, leafy greens like oregano, cilantro and parsley, a drop of lemon and you have a high class cleanse juice or smoothie.
Keep it moving
A fall cleanse is not complete without proper workout. However…
you should keep in mind that you must treat your body gently and choose mild workouts.
You can go for a run during two mornings and choose yoga or Thai chi sessions for the rest of the week. The secret is to keep things moving but stay away from exhausting cardio because your body needs time and a gentle treatments to shed toxins and why not …some extra weight, during fall.
Positive state of mind
Nothing gets us down faster than cold, rainy days. Keeping a positive state of mind helps not only mentally and psychologically but also aids the body in the quest towards a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.
Choose meditation, spending quality time with friends, read a good book and have a good night sleep. Focus of positive thinking and you will help your body have a successful fall detox.