Healthy. Fit. Step One

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Step One to a healthy, fit life:

Cleansing your body of toxins and waste.

We put so much junk into our bodies daily; coffee, cola, sugars, fried foods, and the list goes on and on. So, before starting any fitness routine, it’s best to begin with a simple and gentle cleanse. The cleanse will help rid your body of all the waste and refresh our body and mind. And if you lose a pound or two doing so, that’s just the icing on the cake. (note to self: must not mention cake again)

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and have found so many chemically enhanced cleansing drinks online (emphasis on chemically enhanced). What’s the point of putting chemicals in our body if the main purpose is to rid ourselves of all those toxins and junk? So, after further research I’ve come up with a delicious, refreshing drink that you can drink as a cleanser or just because it tastes so good and really wakes you up!

Here’s how I’m using it to cleanse away the toxins and junk out of my body.

The three day routine:
Drink one glass before each meal. This can be right out of the refrigerator and you can add ice cubes to chill it some more. The purpose of drinking this cold is to shock your metabolism and get it working for the food you’re about to eat.

Drink one glass after each meal. Slight warm it up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. The purpose of warming it up, is so that the hot liquid cuts through fats and oils you’ve just eaten and helps your body digest the food faster.

Have one to two glasses in between meals. Cold is refreshing and warm or hot is calming and soothing.

You want to try to have at least 8 glasses per day. I’ve been having about 10-12 because it just tastes so good and helps me stay away from coffee, tea and pop.

Finally, here’s the recipe:
Ingredients:
Half a cucumber
Half a lemon
10-12 mint leaves
2 tbsp of ginger
8-10 glasses of water

To make it:
Cut the cucumber and lemon into thin slices. Grate the ginger finely and chop the mint leaves into large pieces. Add all ingredients to a jug of water and stir. Then let steep overnight and enjoy the next day. To add a little spice, you can add some cayenne pepper to the mixture.

There you have it; a refreshing detox you can enjoy and drink all day long without all the chemical crap!

After the first three days you can cut down the quantity and replace it with plain water. But I’m sure after tasting this recipe you’ll be drinking this daily.

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