Detox : Be The ‘Best’ Version Of You!

If you perform regular, intense physical activity, then your body is likely to be stressed meaning you could be falling short on those all important free radical scavengers…aka ANTIOXIDANTS!

To point you in the right direction, try some of these detoxifying foods to give you the protection you deserve...

Example Meals:

Cleansing Breakfasts:

- Oats mixed in water, banana slices, Hot water & lemon.

- Mixed berries with natural yoghurt, green tea.

- DETOX SMOOTHIE – aloe vera, acai berries, wheat grass, pomegranate, nettle and lemon are all cleansing ingredients which are ideal to kick start your day. Add one or two of these ingredients to other fruits/vegetables you may be using and mix well. Experimenting with flavours and ingredients is a great way to prevent tedium.

- Two poached eggs, one piece of fruit, hot water & lemon.

Cleansing Lunches:

- Homemade vegetable soup (avoid tinned or ready-made soup).

- Tuna and sweetcorn, brown rice, green leafy salad.

- Guacamole – avocado, lemon juice, chilli, tomato and garlic with vegetables.

- Avocado and prawn salad.

- Grilled fish and vegetables.

Cleansing Dinners:

- Turkey/vegetable stir fry.

- Baked salmon, quinoa, steamed vegetables.

- Chicken, brown rice and black beans.

Detox Snacks

- Citrus fruits

- Berries

- Natural Yoghurt

- Nuts/seeds

- Plain popcorn

 

References

Food Standards Agency, (2008). Antioxidants and Free Radicals. FSA.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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