Cleanse Month is really a time for us to turn inward, pay more attention to our body and show our body some love from the inside out. Trust us, your body will thank you with a healthier, happier and lighter you. You’ll have stronger hair and nails, glowing skin and renewed energy.
There are plenty of natural ways to help your body detox. Introducing these simple lifestyle changes that will go a long way:
1. Replace your morning cuppa with green tea
If you need a little caffeine boost in the mornings, green tea offers enough caffeine levels to stimulate a response but doesn’t give you the jitters. It also has a host of benefits – high in antioxidants and also known to boost metabolism.
2. Drink lots and lots of water
If there were a miracle drink, water would be it. Water is essential in flushing out toxins from our systems and keeping all our organs functioning properly. Increase your water intake to reap health benefits both long term and short.
3. Replace one meal a day with a nutrient-dense option
Try replacing a regular breakfast of jam and toast with a spinach & banana smoothie. It introduces fibre and key vitamins while aiding digestion. For lunch, consider acai bowls topped with fresh fruit, which are a lot more filling than they look and don’t result in a mid-afternoon energy slump. For dinner, it’s best to with something light, yet satisfying, like a non-dairy soup or broth.
4. Eat as much whole foods as possible
Processed foods contain preservatives, additives, refined sugar and high levels of sodium and fat, which do a disservice to your body. Instead eat more whole foods, which are foods that are processed and refined as little as possible. This includes vegetables, fruit, unpolished grains, beans, meat and dairy.
5. Sweat it out
Exercise helps to detoxify the body of toxins. When you sweat, built-up toxins in our system are released, giving your body a natural cleanse!
6. Find ways to manage your stress levels
When we experience stress, our body goes into “flight or fight” mode, triggering a physical reaction – our heart beats faster, our muscles tense up and blood flows away from any non-essential body systems. Under long term stress, the body continuously pours resources to fight it, which takes a profound physical toll over time. It’s critical to find ways to manage your stress levels – be it through exercise, meditation or a hobby.
7. Sleep well
Having 7-8 hours is a necessity that has come to be viewed as a luxury. With our hectic lifestyle, sleep usually gets compromised as we stretch our days to cramp in more waking hours. Sufficient shut eye is essential for our systems to recuperate and repair itself for the next day.
Also read: 7 tips: How to sleep better
Don’t miss our Cleanse Month 2018 Promotion
This lovely, mint-coloured canvas tote bag is yours with any purchase of a detox plan – all going at 15% off, by the way! Do a 3 or 5 day detox with a buddy and get 20% off! Promotion runs from 1 – 31 March 2018.