Cleaning out your system may not only form an important part of a diet routine, but can also be used to prepare for medical tests or for surgeries and during fasting. A 24 hour detox cleans your gastrointestinal system, as well as your liver and kidneys of toxins, allowing your body's natural detox mechanism to rest from the stress caused by consuming sugars, chemicals from processed food and saturated fat. Cleaning your system of toxins takes discipline, as you must restrict your in-take of both food and certain liquids, but it makes you more conscious of what you consume during any given day and its impact on your body.
Things You'll Need
- Herbal or green tea
- Lemon juice
24 Hour Detoxification Plan
Cook four carrots, at least two sticks of celery, two to four potatoes, one sliced beet, an onion and garlic in a pot, along with either filtered or spring water. These vegetables may take up to an hour to cook and once they are soft, strain all of the vegetables. Drink one cup of the clear broth, after it has cooled. This broth starts off your 24 hour cleansing plan with some potassium. Take this broth the night before you formally begin your detox, as your final meal prior to beginning the program.
Drink one cup of either spring water or filtered water after waking up the next morning. You may add freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water and you can also boil the water and lemon juice combination, in order to drink it hot. Do not consume any food once you begin cleansing your system for the full 24 hour period.
Drink plain herbal or decaffeinated green tea during the day, since these drinks can function as natural diuretics. If you tend to retain water, your detox should include cleansing your system with the help of these diuretics. Avoid fruit teas and try to focus on chamomile or dandelion root tea during your detox. Additionally, these hot drinks may make you feel better in case of dizziness or mild nausea, caused by eliminating your food intake.