Usher The New Year With A Detox Plan
The new year is always a time for transition. So how about a healthy natural transition? Most of us would have spent the month of December merry making with sumptuous food and one drink too many. In addition to overlooking our diets, we also tend to skip our exercise routine. With that said, there could not be a better time for a gentle detox to reset your body and mind to prime your system for the new year.
More people have been getting their fix of cleansing whether it is for a detox diet, weight loss or simply getting a new fresh start. You don't even have to go overboard with extreme diet regimes and cause yourself so much grief in the process. To give you a healthy kick-start to the year, we have compiled a few ways to detox for our readers.
Juice Cleanse This method of detox has long been used to attain vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables. Green leafy veggies are full of nutrients that purify your blood and help people with a damaged colon. It is however advisable not to fully replace all your solid food with these specially formulated juices. Though they might provide for your daily produce intake, these juices are high in sugar and lack the fiber that is only fully attained from consuming a whole fruit.
Liver Cleanse Our liver is a very important organ that helps to rid our bodies of unwanted toxins. It also aids in cleaning your blood. Taking supplements like Milk Thistle, Lecithin, Turmeric, Dandelion and Alpha-Lipoic Acid can help your liver perform better. Additionally, they also support your digestive system.
Eat Healthy Avoid consuming processed food, fast food, fried food, caffeine, red meat, sugar, alcohol and white flour. Instead opt for brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans. These antioxidants activate liver enzymes that flush out harmful toxins and make them water soluble so that your body can get rid of them easily. Examples of antioxidant rich food are spinach, kale and cranberries. To aid digestion, consume plenty of fiber-rich food. Supplements such as Digestive Enzymes and Acidophilus help to aid digestion.
Exercise There should be no excuses given to avoid getting some exercise into your schedules daily. A mere 30 minutes a day could do wonders. You don't even have to go to the gym. The crucial factor of detoxifying through exercising is to sweat immensely. Our sweat helps to flush out the harmful toxins from our body. A light jog or swimming would do the trick. What's more is that it even improves your metabolism and makes your skin glow.
Water Probably the best way to detox naturally, it is important to stay hydrated as heat tends to steal important nutrients from your body. One should aim to drink 8 to 12 glasses of water a day. Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon in it helps in the detoxification process.
Notice the increase in rainbow-coloured juices lining the tables of your colleagues and friends recently? We expect a lot more people to hop on the bandwagon. The body makes use of its own mechanisms such as the liver, kidneys and colon to rid your body of most toxins. Any detox plan should only complement, and work to support your body as it does the tedious natural detox work.