Are you feeling sluggish after the festive season but don’t have the time, money or will-power to commit yourself to a full-on, scary detox?
You can naturally detoxify your body with a few easy steps with what nutritionists like to call an “easy-tox”. These small changes can gently cleanse your body of toxins and help you feel healthy and revived!
Cleanse Inside and Out - Start the day with dry-brushing your skin for ten minutes before your morning shower to encourage toxins to release. Then, have a hot water with slice of lemon and ginger to stimulate digestion and liver function.
Fill up on Fibre - To flush out toxins eat plenty of food rich in fibre. Brown rice and vegetables including cabbage, broccoli, beetroot, and radishes are all high-fibre detoxifying foods that are inexpensive and easy to work into your diet.
Drink Water Before Food - To achieve the recommended 8 cups a day, have a large glass of water before any meal or snacks. This will also help avoid over-eating when your body mistakes dehydration for hunger.
Get your Vits - Vitamin C encourages your body to produce glutathione, a liver compound that helps eliminate toxins. Foods with high Vitamin C (this may surprise you!) are red and green chilli peppers, thyme, parsley, cauliflower and kiwi fruit.
Swap Your Caffeine Fix - Most of us can’t live without a daily brew or cup of coffee to give us a boost but you can still get a caffeine fix and detox by drinking green tea. It’s full of anti-oxidants and also increases your metabolism – helping the body burn more calories.