Beauty on the Inside and Out

August 10, 2004

The old saying you are what you eat is right on the mark! Healthy people have clearer skin, a glowing appearance and more energy to get them through the day.

Now is a great time to start investing in your own health by cleansing and detoxing your body.
Summer is just around the corner and if that?s not motivating enough, the Olympic?s should inspire you to aim high to achieve your goals. Below are some easy steps to help you on your way.

(1) Turn Your Diet ‘Brown’ – avoid all white foods such as white rice, white bread, white pasta, biscuits, cake etc and introduce wholegrain foods which offer more nutrients and fibre eg brown rice, wholemeal pasta, rye breads. These foods will help you feel fuller and stop you from overeating.

(2) Eat More Raw Foods – such as fruit and raw vegetables (a great way to do this is to purchase a juicer and have a vegetable juice every morning) to help cleanse your body. A favourite of mine is beetroot, carrot, celery and ginger.

(3) Look After Your Liver – There is a lot of emphasis placed on the heart but everybody forgets about the liver. Did you know the liver is the largest organ in your body and weighs anywhere from 1.2 -1.5 kg?. It is responsible for regulating your metabolism, and acts as the body?s filter by detoxing the toxic substances in your body. Dr Sandra Cabot?s book ‘The Liver Cleansing Diet‘ is an excellent read and is wealth of information on this topic.

Page Two: More steps to getting a great body, inside and out!

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