Happy New Year!!!! I cannot believe the holiday season just ended and with it all the festivities, including the binge drinking and eating!
Let’s not wait until Spring for a body cleansing. Here we will learn how to detox with simple and painless tips.
Drink more water!
Our body is made up of about 60-70% water and it is recommended to drink between 6 to 8 glasses per day to keep it hydrated and flush out toxins.
Start your day with hot water and fresh lemon. It will give your body a little time to wake up before having breakfast.
Click here for 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water. (authority nutrition)
LESS ALCOHOL & CAFFEINATED DRINKS
In the same spirit as drinking more water to keep the body hydrated, drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks will dehydrate it.
‘If you drink more than four caffeinated drinks a day, gradually cut back for a week or two before detoxing so you don’t experience withdrawal symptoms, including headaches and irritability,’ says Dr Sarah Brewer.
LESS PROCESSED FOODS
Eating less meat, dairy and sugar will help your digestive system to get back on track.
If you don’t want to remove meat from your diet, keep to fish and skinned chicken.
We tend to consume way too much salt. It causes bloating and hypertension. A diet high in salt is also a major risk factor for heart disease and osteoporosis. Plus, it can make you consume more calories!!
Fore more on salt, click here.
MORE VEGGIES AND WHOLE FRUITS
Especially berries, pears and apples. But stay away from fruit juices which contain a high level of sugar. Try to eat seasonal and organic foods only.
MORE ESSENTIAL FATS
Found in raw nuts, seeds, avocado and Chia Seeds (full of Omega 3 and protein). They will slow down your digestion and give you more energy.
Found in oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa. They are high in fibre and provide energy.
Try to move it everyday if you can. It can be as simple and easy as a quick walk after lunch or dinner and as hard chore as boxing. Any movement will have a positive impact.
What are you waiting for?
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