Monday, 29 January 2018

Restore...Renew Week 4, Day 1(Again): Freshen Up

Due to some personal circumstances week 4 of my Restore...Renew Program has been postponed.  But, I am back on the internet.  Today's challenge then is to limit your food intake for today to only fruit and vegetables.  You may ask why?  Fruit and vegetables are filled with essential nutrients and antioxidants. These antioxidants help the liver and kidneys to clear our systems of free radicals.  A diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help with weight loss and digestion problems.  It can help reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of heart related problems. The addition of green leafy vegetables and fruit to the diet can lower the risk of  Type 2 diabetes. However, it is important to note that fruit juices contain much more sugar which makes it less advisable for diabetics.  Replacing your regular meals with fruit and vegetables for a day can help with bloating and water retention, but it is important to remember that our bodies need a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to work efficiently, therefore it is not recommended to only eat fruit and vegetables for extended periods of time.  However, eating only fruits and veggies for a day or two every so often might just have an invigorating effect on our bodies, helping us feel fresh, light and healthy.  Enjoy!

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