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DETOX for Weight Loss

Balance your hormones Detox your body Lose weight Recipes
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Nabil Besri

March 5, 2024
Hello, beautiful people! Welcome back to MyAuthentikSpoon, where we help you understand the connexion between your food choices and your wellbeing objectives. Today, we wanted to talk to you about WEIGHT-LOSS. Are you finding your journey to weight-loss to be an uphill battle? You've tried countless diets and routines, yet the scale refuses to move. Maybe you lost weight only to regain it all again and a little more as soon as you stopped that diet! Well, it might not be about the calories or the workouts—it could be about the toxins in your body. Yes, you heard right. Toxins can disrupt your body's natural systems, including those that regulate weight and metabolism. But fear not, because DETOX might just be the solution you need.

At MyAuthentikSpoon, we understand that weight loss isn’t a simple question of will power. It’s not neither just a question of reducing the calorie intake and increasing the calorie expenditure by exercising. Losing weight is a complex combination of multiple factors (actually in our programs, we cover 8 different ones) including nutrition, activity, hormonal balance and Toxins exposure.

Toxins in your body can affect your hormonal balance, leading to frustration and stagnation in your weight loss efforts. That’s the reason why, if you have been unable to achieve your desired weight-loss objectives or have noticed symptoms that your natural detoxification might not be working in an optimal way, you may need to give your body a little boost and do a DETOX.  

But let’s talk about this a bit more later. For now, we’re eager to introduce you to a meal that does more than fill you up; it helps clean you out—our Tuna Avocado Salad & Spread.

Tuna Avocado Salad & Spread – Serves 2

This delightful dish is more than a simple salad—it’s a strategic ally in your weight loss quest. It’s crafted to support your body’s detoxification process, loaded with ingredients that bolster your liver and kidneys, the heroes of detox.

Ingredients Highlight

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 can of tuna or wild salmon, drained, or 250g of cooked chickpeas for a plant-based punch
  • A mix of detoxifying veggies: cucumber, celery, radish, and green onions
  • A sprinkle of dill or parsley, your detoxifying herbs
  • A drizzle of cold-pressed olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt and pepper for taste

How It Works?

  1. Start by mashing the avocado in a large bowl.
  2. Add in your protein—tuna, salmon, or chickpeas.
  3. Toss in the diced vegetables for a fiber-rich mix.
  4. Season with herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Combine it all together and serve as you like—over greens or on its own.

The Science of Detoxification in Ingredients

Let’s delve into the food science behind each ingredient of the Tuna Avocado Salad & Spread and their contributions to the body’s natural detoxification process:

  • Avocado: Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, particularly oleic acid, which can help reduce inflammation. They’re also packed with fiber, which aids digestion and regular bowel movements, a key part of the body’s natural detoxification process. Avocados provide a wealth of nutrients, including potassium and glutathione, an antioxidant that assists in the liver’s detoxification pathways.
  • Tuna/Wild Salmon: Both tuna and wild salmon are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are essential for maintaining the health of cell membranes, including those in the liver. If chickpeas are used instead, they offer plant-based protein and fiber, which are crucial for a healthy gut microbiome and regular detoxification.
  • Cucumber: This vegetable is high in water content, which helps to hydrate the body and flush out toxins through the urinary system. Cucumbers also contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which can help combat free radicals and support the body’s natural detoxification.
  • Celery: Celery is another high-water-content vegetable, which supports hydration. It also contains compounds like apigenin and luteolin, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may support the liver.
  • Radish: Radishes are known for their ability to stimulate bile production, an important part of the digestion and detoxification process. They are also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports the immune system.
  • Green Onions/Red Onion: Onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are essential for the synthesis of glutathione, one of the body’s most important detoxification antioxidants. Onions also have a high flavonoid content, particularly quercetin, which can help fight inflammation and support liver function.

Even in the condiments and spices?

  • Dill or Parsley: These herbs not only add flavor but are also nutrient powerhouses. Parsley, for instance, is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and protective flavonoid antioxidants. Dill has a similar profile and contains compounds that can help activate liver enzymes, aiding in detoxification.
  • Cold-Pressed Olive Oil: Olive oil is celebrated for its heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It also contains oleocanthal, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties. The oil serves as a vehicle for fat-soluble vitamin absorption, which is crucial for detoxification processes.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which is vital for the synthesis of glutathione. Vitamin C also helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that can be easily excreted from the body.
  • Salt & Pepper: While primarily used for seasoning, even salt and pepper can contribute to detoxification. Black pepper, for example, contains piperine, which enhances the bioavailability of beneficial compounds and support digestion.

How they help?

Each of these ingredients offers unique nutrients that support the body’s detox pathways, whether by aiding the liver, supporting digestion, or providing the necessary compounds for processing and eliminating toxins. Together, they create not just a meal but a tool for promoting your body’s natural ability to cleanse itself.

This recipe will reboot your detox system. The fibers in the vegetables improve digestion, the healthy fats in avocado support your hormones, and the proteins keep your metabolism ticking. This isn’t just a salad; it’s a detox tool in your weight loss arsenal.

Why This Matters?

When your body is overloaded with toxins, it can’t perform its natural functions effectively—including burning fat. By embracing detox, you’re not just cleansing; you’re recalibrating your body’s ability to manage weight. But remember, our approach to DETOX goes beyond just sipping on green juices. In fact, we advise against commercial green juices as they are often unbalanced and loaded with fructose, which can cause insulin spikes. If you’re searching for a balanced green juice recipe, take a look at the one we’ve recently shared. You can as well check out our delicious vegetable crumble recipe, I’m sure you will love it!

We are firm believers in the power of detoxifying through food, and this Tuna Avocado Salad & Spread is a prime example of the delicious yet healthy recipes we advocate in our programs. It’s not only going to aid your body’s natural detoxification process but it’s also a delectable step towards rebalancing your body and reigniting your weight loss.

Continue Learning

If you’re ready to tackle weight loss with a new perspective, MyAuthentikSpoon is here to guide you. Our AUTHENTIK WEIGHT-LOSS and AUTHENTIK DETOX coaching programs are designed to support your body’s detoxification, paving the way for effective weight management. Join us and discover how DETOX can help you break through your weight loss plateau.

Additionally, we invite you to book a free private consultation with our dedicated naturopathic chef. This one-on-one session is an excellent opportunity to have all your questions answered and to learn how to incorporate the right WEIGHT-LOSS strategies into your lifestyle effectively. I hope you will enjoy this delicious, detox-friendly avocado salad & spread addition to your culinary repertoire, and join us on a journey to wellness that’s both satisfying and scientifically sound. For more details, tips, and to join our community discussions, visit our website and explore.

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