A ripe bunch of grapes for breakfast, lunch and dinner - what could be easier and tastier for spending days on weekends in the fall!
The advantage of this purification by grapes is that it is easily tolerated by the body. The basic principle is simple: during one (unloading) day or during the week you only need to eat grapes. This cleansing method is promoted by the French nutritionist Claude Aubert, a specialist in the field of a healthy lifestyle, the author of several popular books. Patricia Texeyra - a French physiologist, biochemist, a leading specialist in functional nutrition, a component of the diet for screen stars and world sports, confirms the advisability of this diet, which helps to relieve the digestive system, cleanse the body, get rid of the effects of stress and lower blood cholesterol.
The French environmental association Living Earth organized a study in which 500 volunteers took part. Of these, only 10% as a result complained about the strictness of the diet, and the remaining 90% admitted that she gave them a feeling of lightness in the body, a sense of peace, energy, and mental activity. The doctors who participated in the experiment noted the effectiveness of the grape diet for constipation and insomnia. In addition, it helps to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol and helps to exacerbate taste and smell. This study also showed that after a course of peeling with grapes, the participants in the experiment revised their usual diet. The reason is obvious: as after a course of fasting, the body ceases to feel the need for coffee, chocolate, sugar.
Dietitians call this a “cleansing crisis”: sometimes a strict diet can be accompanied by a runny nose, a temporary rise in body temperature, the appearance of irritation on the skin, plaque on the tongue, or nausea. It is assumed that the more toxins in the body, the worse one feels. This crisis is evidence that the body has begun to eliminate toxins. For cleansing to be more effective, you need to drink more water, herbal infusions, more likely to be in the fresh air, visit a bathhouse, go for a massage and skin cleansing. All this contributes to the active work of the excretory organs. On about the third day of a cleansing diet, well-being should improve.
Two days before starting a grape diet, prepare your body: exclude animal products, fast food, alcohol, coffee and chocolate from the diet. The best effect is achieved if you first cleanse the intestines. It is best to use only ripe grapes - it will not cause irritation of the mucous membranes and intestinal walls, which is why peeling is recommended in the fall. Ideal for a diet - a white variety of shashla with its delicate skin and low sugar content. Alternatively, white nutmeg. Dark grape varieties have a firming effect and are more suitable in case of diarrhea (it can occur as a result of cleansing the body, but it is not necessary to stop the diet). In case of constipation, it is better to eat only the flesh of the grapes, without skin and pits.
Day One - Day Last
On the first day, slowly eat a small bunch of grapes along with the skin and seeds - this is a storehouse of nutrients. Then proceed with the usual business, grabbing a grape whenever you want. It is undesirable to eat too much at a time, and you do not need to try to maintain the usual rhythm of three meals a day - satiety will come very quickly. A small amount of grapes is recommended every two to three hours - six to seven meals a day. If it is cold outside, you will be warmed by warm (not more than 40 ° C) freshly squeezed grape juices and hot herbal infusions. In most cases, the second day of cleansing is the hardest, and on the third organism adapts to a new diet, and you will feel much better. If this is your first time trying this diet, follow it for a week. You can also arrange grape unloading days once a week for a month. To maintain the healing effect of grape cleansing, it is important to correctly switch to the usual diet. The ideal scheme is this: a week of diet requires three days of adaptation to the usual regimen. On the first day, enter in your diet other fruits (in this case you can continue or stop eating grapes) and vegetables (fresh or boiled). On the second day, eat yogurt and soft-boiled egg. On the third day - low-fat fish. And starting from the fourth day, return to your usual diet. At the same time, do not be surprised if your eating habits change dramatically.
Another, milder, course of peeling with grapes is to eat one bunch at 11 and 18 hours every day for 2-6 weeks (at least two hours should pass between such a snack and the main meal). This option does not require a rejection of the usual diet and allows you to maintain the usual way and rhythm of life - this is important for those who can not tolerate mono-diets.
For those who are not prone to strict restrictions, but would like to use the beneficial properties of grapes in combination with other seasonal fruits, several recipes from Patricia Texeyra.
COCKTAIL - DIGESTIVE (TO IMPROVE DIGESTION)
Take a brush of white grapes, separate the berries and beat in a blender with the seeds, adding a slice of pineapple, a green apple and kiwi. This smoothie can be drunk before or during meals, especially when eating meat, it stimulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract and improves digestion.
COCKTAIL - DETOX (FOR CLEANING)
Beat the berries from one brush of white grapes in a blender with a whole orange (without peel), pulp of watermelon and a bunch of mint. This is a great way to start a fasting day and cleanse the intestines. This mixture covers almost 30% of the body's daily requirement for fiber and contains a unique combination of substances that reduces blood cholesterol, prevents inflammation and stimulates the elimination of toxins.