Detoxing can be a tricky and daunting undertaking, especially if you’ve never done it before. But there are a ton of health benefits to cutting back on not-so-good-for-you foods and giving your body a break so it can cleanse and reset. Detoxing isn't for everyone, but if you've thoughtfully committed to doing it, know that you're taking care of yourself. Ultimately, you will feel refreshed, radiant, and powerful. Below are tips and information on how to detox: what to expect and how to set yourself up for success.
After a health scare that put on me on the path to veganism, there was a lot in my diet to rework. One question was: what’s all the talk about super foods and the power of semillas? Coming from Santo Domingo, seeds are underappreciated, and often non-existent in local diets. They’re sold dressed with oil and salt as a snack, but you’d be surprised at how good they can be on their own – simply raw.
I remember the first time I had a green juice. I admit; it was awful. But I had a health scare and that led me to go vegan, so I had no choice but to begin gulping green juice, and gulp it quickly! Interestingly enough, it didn’t take long for my body to start craving cucumbers, celery, broccoli, strawberries, and beets. For the first few weeks as a vegan, juices and smoothies were essential, as I would get an immediate energy boost that lasted throughout the day.
Being vegan is an art. I was born a true Dominicana who absolutely loved all things fried: mofongo, mangu with butter, chivo guisao, salchichón anyone? In my early twenties, I chased my dreams from Santo Domingo to London to New York City. Never, though, did I dream that I would become a vegan.
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