In today’s busy world our bodies are exposed to more and more toxins each day. These toxins can be ingested into our bodies through the food we eat, what we drink and the environment we live in.
As we move into Spring we often focus on getting our bodies into shape, and one of the methods to help kickstart this is a detox. The liver is the detoxing powerhouse of your body, designed to assist with cleansing your body of toxins and producing bile to support healthy digestion.
However, with modern life the liver’s ability to assist in detoxing your body can become overloaded, causing your body to store toxins as body fat to be dealt with at a later date. Detoxing is one way to assist your body in ridding itself of these toxins so that your liver can function optimally. It all helps to make you glow from the inside out!
What is detoxing?
First let’s start by defining what detoxing is. Detoxing is when someone chooses to abstain or rid their body of unhealthy and/or toxic substances.
Many people think of detoxing as going on a radical diet or juice cleanse for days on end. This isn’t necessary and it can also have a negative effect on your health and wellbeing. There are many ways to help detox your body that can be done additionally to your current diet. Here are 5 tips to safely detox your body, without going on a crazy diet and helping you to glow from the inside out.
Add more fresh food to your diet
Increasing the number of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet can assist in detoxing your body in two main ways. The first is by providing your body with more nutrient-dense food over food filled with toxins, such as take-out. The second, is by the high levels of medicinal components in fruits and vegetables that assist your liver in managing to rid your body of any toxic substances. If you’re struggling to find a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your supermarket at the moment, you can take daily Double Shot to help give your body the baseline of nutrients it needs.
Reduce your toxin intake
As many of us are aware, a lot of the common food and drink we ingest are far removed from the original whole foods they may once have been, with long names popping up in our foods no one would ever know how to even spell. A good way to reduce your toxin intake is through removing known toxins such as alcohol and caffeine from your diet. If this seems like a challenge, try switching them out for alternatives. Instead of having a glass of wine in the evenings have a glass of alcohol-free wine or a sparkling water with a handful of freeze-dried berries served in a wine glass. You can also switch out your afternoon coffee for a Nutrient Rescue Red Shot to help you bypass the 3:00pm slump.
Take a Green Shot everyday
Nutrient Rescue Green Shots help to detox your body and give you a natural glow due to the functional ingredients of Wheat Grass and Barley Grass. Both of these ingredients have been known as superfoods for over 10,000 years, and helped our ancestors maintain a happy and healthy body.
Drink more water
Health experts recommend drinking eight 225ml glasses of water a day. This equals out to roughly two litres which helps your body to stay hydrated, alongside assisting in flushing toxins from your liver and body. If you’re like us and struggle to ensure you’re drinking enough water each day, there are many handy apps to help with this such as Daily Water Tracker Reminder, Water Minder and many more!
Get more herbs and spices into your cooking
Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavour and vibrancy to your meals, and they also have many hidden detoxifying properties. Spices such as ginger, cayenne, mustard and cinnamon are all known to help kickstart your metabolism. Herbs such as coriander, parsley, anise and fennel are also proven to assist in flushing toxins from our bodies due to their diuretic properties.
We’ve found following these 5 tips have created positive changes to how we look and feel, and helps flush out all the nasty toxins from our bodies. Always remember to do what makes your body and soul feel its best.