Brown Rice Cleanse
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While it’s okay to eat brown rice in moderation or for short periods of time, using it as a dietary staple can be harmful to your health due to arsenic contamination.
If you’re still interested in a brown rice cleanse, be sure to reduce arsenic levels by soaking and rinsing your rice and cooking with a ratio of 6 cups of water to 1 cup of rice, draining the excess water when you’re done. Also consider substituting in other nutritionally rich and low-arsenic grains like millet and quinoa.
How to do a brown rice cleanse
A brown rice cleanse is especially useful for dropping a few quick pounds, and it’s a great way to transition from an unhealthy diet into a better diet. A brown rice cleanse is based on macrobiotic principles for body balance. It’s cleansing, yet filling. You don’t feel like you’re on a cleanse at all, yet it does the trick. It’s a diet that uses rice as a nutrient building food, and vegetables and vegetable juices as concentrated cleansing supplements. A brown rice cleanse is high in potassium, natural iodine, and other minerals, so most people notice improvement in their hair, skin texture and nail growth A brown rice diet is the best cleansing diet for colder times of the year. Brown rice adds a building, warming factor to a cleanse, making your meals more satisfying, ensuring that you get plenty of fiber and minerals. It’s an effective option to a juice cleanse and much easier to fit into your lifestyle.
Almost everybody loses some weight during this cleanse. Many people experience a 2 to 5 pound weight drop. Most people notice an improvement in vitality and energy levels right away, too. People with heart problems regularly notice a more stable heartbeat and better circulation. A fiber-rich cleansing diet with sea veggies, that eliminates meat and dairy protein, almost invariably lowers the risk of cardiovascular problems.
Is your body showing signs that a brown rice cleanse would help you?
—Is your immune response low?
—Do you feel like you need to clear cobwebs from your brain? Are you feeling logy and out-of-sorts?
—Do you need to lose about 10 pounds?
7-Day Brown Rice Detox Plan
The night before your brown rice cleanse….
A green leafy salad for dinner sweeps your bowels.
The next day….
—On rising: take a glass of 2 fresh squeezed lemons, 1 tbsp. maple syrup and 8-oz. of pure water.
—Breakfast: have an energy green drink: 6 carrots, 1 beet, 8 spinach leaves and ¼ cup fresh parsley.
—Mid-morning: take a cup Cleansing & Purifying tea or burdock tea.
—Lunch: have a veggie juice like Super V-7: 2 carrots, 2 tomatoes, a handful of spinach leaves and parsley, 2 celery ribs, ½ cucumber, ½ green bell pepper. Add 1 tbsp. green superfood, like spirulina or chlorella.
—Mid-afternoon: have a glass of carrot juice.
—Dinner: have steamed brown rice and mixed steamed vegetables. Sprinkle with sea veggies like dulse or kelp, easily purchased in flakes or granules. Use 1 tbsp. flax or olive oil, and 1 tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
—Before Bed: have a cup of herbal tea such as peppermint, spearmint or chamomile.
—The next 6 days: have 2 to 3 glasses of mixed vegetable juices throughout the day. Don’t eat any solid food during the day. Have steamed brown rice and mixed vegetables for an early dinner each evening.
7-day brown rice cleanse supplement suggestions: Choose 2 or 3 cleansing boosters.
…Cleansing boosters: Herbal laxatives like cascara sagrada and senna support waste elimination.
…Cleansing teas: Green Tea Cleanser or Cleansing & Purifying tea, both gentle enough to take on a daily basis.
…Enzymes, a detox’s best friend.