When it comes to staying fit and healthy, something that has really made its way to Pakistan’s young awaam is detox and cleansing of the gut i.e. your colon rest of the digestive track. Not only do both of these help get rid of your body of toxins and waste that piles up in nooks and crannies inside the body here and there, but it has also proven to speed up your metabolism and get rid of fatigue and laziness. Speaking of methodology, there are chemical ways (with the help of certain medication) as well as natural ways to cleanse your gut. Since Nutright is a forever fan of organic and natural ways to better health and lifestyle, here’s your guide to a cleansing routine that’s easy to manage.
Using herbal tea
A lot of tea brands are there specifically for detoxing and/or cleansing the digestive track, they include Twinings Lemon and citrus flavored tea bags and Fit Tea is another name which is pretty much trusted to do the job globally. But don’t just forget your very own green tea! Know anyone from the north? Someone from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? Ask them to bring you the local green tea from there. Best to go for natural products rather than tea bags, always. No need to emphasize on how green tea helps you cut down on fat now, hmm?
Prebiotics and probiotics
A lot of people tend to get confused about what these are. The main purpose behind cleansing is getting rid of toxins and all that bacteria that accumulates, hampering your body’s performance daily. But did you know, there are certain kinds of bacteria that are actually beneficial to you? These kinds are known as probiotics and your body consumes them from various food sources. Probiotics are like tiny monsters lurking inside your gut that are waiting to eat up all the prebiotics, which are complex carbs, fibers that the body cannot digest on its own. So both work in a pair. Having enough of both is what facilitates your cleansing, hence, what you need to incorporate in your diet is food such as oatmeal, bananas, berries, onions, and garlic etc.
Leafy Greens and Chia Seeds
Yes, we are asking you to add more paalak and other green veggies to your diet as much as you can, irrespective of how much you hate them. Because they are super-duper rich in antioxidants and make your gut squeaky clean. Chia seeds are commonly known as tukhm-e-balanga, they are the tiny dots your amma might put in your Roof-Afza during Ramadan to set you off. Carrying great digestive properties though, the omega 3 fatties that they carry play a crucial role in reducing inflammation of the gut.
What to avoid?
So it’s not all about adding things to your diet, consuming stuff, a successful cleansing routine also requires you to subtract certain foods and beverages that you might be very fond of. Mostly people prefer eliminating gluten as step one, however, we also suggest avoiding caffeinated beverages and foods containing white sugar, the processed kind.