13 May 2012

Watermelon Season in Egypt: Spring Melon Cleanse

Melons stacked along the streets of Cairo.
Melons are in season now here in Egypt. Spring. Renewal. Cleanse. If you love melon, then you will love this melon cleanse that Yogi Bhajan gave to us. Cantaloupe, watermelon, and papaya can be found at any of our fruit vendors or at Carrefour.

Melon Cleanse

PHASE 1 – Cleansing Your System

Days 1-3 Eat Cantaloupe (cleans the kidneys)
Days 4-6 Eat Watermelon (cleans the liver)
Days 7-9 Eat Papaya (cleans the colon)

(the following 3 “water” days should be scheduled when your activities are few)

Day 10 Water with lemon (may be sweetened)
Day 11 Water only
Day 12 Water with lemon (may be sweetened)

PHASE 2 – Burn Fat

Days 13-15 Eat Papaya (cleans the colon)
Days 16-18 Eat Watermelon (cleans the liver)
Days 19-21 Eat Cantaloupe (cleans the kidneys)

Things To Avoid
1. Do not take multi-vitamins or other foods or drinks with vitamins. Phase 2 works because the body goes searching for the missing nutrients you are not eating, by seeking them in stored fat.

2. Avoid activities which require peak performance of your body or mind. It is best to adopt a calm and peaceful lifestyle during this time. You will not be able to perform at your best on physical or mental tasks, so plan accordingly.

3. Avoid Dehydration – drink lots and lots of water because your body will use that water to
rinse your system.

4. No Other Melons – only eat the melons listed here because they have medicinal qualities
needed for the detox to work.

Food Tip
Papaya is the most difficult to eat by itself. To make it more appetizing, try adding lime juice to the papaya. It also tastes better (or at least more fun) when blended with ice and lime.
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