Friday, 7 March 2014

Daily Detox Kit from Ayurveda Pura

I have never done a detox before but at the end of January I made a decision that I would start eating healthier and exercising more as part of my mission to get fitter for summer. I have been looking for products that can assist with this and help me along my way and I thought I would try out the new Daily Detox Kit from Ayurveda Pura.

Ayurveda Pura offers a range of 'Natural Wellbeing Survival Kits', including the Rise & Shine Kit, Timeless Beauty Kit, Get Fit Kit, Calm Your Mind Kit, Anti Hangover Kit and Stay Sharp Kit. The kits all contain 100% natural products that help you maintain a healthy and balanced life without any hassle!

I chose the Daily Detox Kit (£26.95) which contains Detox Herbal Tea,Chyawanprash Natural Herbal Food Supplement and a Daily Detox Mix. The kit comes beautifully packaged with a cotton bag to keep the products in.

About the products

Detox Herbal Tea: The tea is a unique blend of natural ingredients that help to gently flush out toxins and clear the energy channels, improve metabolism and stimulate the mind and body. It contains ginger root, lemongrass, lemon peel and orange peel. The kit contains 35 tea bags.

Chyawanprash: This is a natural food supplement that is made using more than 30 fruits and herbs. It is a sweet, tangy jam and can be eaten straighten off the spoon, spread on toast or added to a herbal tea or mixed with warm milk. The kit advises to take 1-2 tea spoons of it twice a day.

I had never heard of Chyawanprash before receiving this kit so was very intrigued to see what it was like. I had a little peek in the jar and have to admit it does not look that appetising - it is a very sticky, brown substance - but I tasted a little bit off my finger and the taste was not unpleasant at all, the only way I can describe it is like a herbal jam. Have you ever been inside Holland & Barratt and noticed it has a distinct smell? It tastes just like the smell of the shop. I don't think I'll have any problem eating this off the spoon as you only have to take one to two tea spoonfuls a day so it is hardly any and I think it could taste quite pleasant in warm water.

Daily Detox Mix: This is a powder made from super foods including cinammon and ginger that is dissolved in warm water or herbal tea.

How to use the kit

The kit does not state how long you should detox for, so I assume I will just use the products until they run out! However, the instructions are very simple:

Morning routine: Start off the day with the herbal tea followed by two spoonfuls of Chyawanprash and one teaspoon of the food mix.

During the day: Drink plenty of the detox tea, especially after snacks and meals

Evening routine: Once again take Chyawanprash in hot water and one teaspoon of the food mix just before bedtime.

The kit also advises you to focus on liquid foods such as soups and stews while you are detoxing. From my first impressions I am really impressed with the kit, it makes the whole detox process really simple as you don't have to faff around with loads of different products and there's no complicated dietary plan to go with it. I love the bag that comes with it too and it will make it really easy to keep everything together.

I will be starting my detox tomorrow and will post my progress as I go along and at the end of it to see if these products work! Have you ever done a detox before or used similar products to help you with weight loss? I would love to know your thoughts and whether detox worked for you.

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