With everyone trying to do their best to jump on to the healthy living bandwagon, detox has become a household word. What needs to be understood is that detoxification is needed every day, and not once in a while. While all of us tend to indulge once in a while, there are times when we go overboard. What if we told you it was possible to counter the unhealthy effects if you practiced detoxification daily? Yes it is true, and it is true that you can detoxify daily. Allow us to show you how –
- Have hot lemon water
Start your day with a warm glass of water. Adding lime (and honey) to it will make it a refreshing and totally detoxifying dink that will aid digestion and improve metabolism.
- Sip on some green tea
Adding a detox tea regime to your diet can work wonders for your metabolism. Sipping on Gaia Good Health flavoured green teas throughout the day is a great place to start from.
- Eat clean
Add some fiber in your diet to improve digestion. Limit fish that have high mercury content (swordfish, tuna, shark, mackerel; larger the fish, higher the levels of mercury) Avoid refined sugars, processed foods, alcohol, caffeine and non-organic vegetables and fruits) Include the anti-inflammatory turmeric in your diet.
- Eat fermented foods
Fermented foods are a rich source of probiotics enzymes that support digestion. Add yogurt, pickles, appam, idli, etc.
- Get regular massages
Massages are a great idea as they increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system and remove toxic build-up.
Sweat it out! Sweat helps you release toxins and keeps your skin healthy. Exercise is also good for your overall wellness.