This is the ideal time to clear out those heavy toxins accumulated over the past few months. For a successful detox, follow these steps;
The detoxing process allows us to feel lighter and more vibrant as we hit the outdoors again. Have a closer look and see what happens. There are tricks you can enjoy healthy meals.
1. Drink tons of water.
Start every day with a glass of room temperature water with lemon. This will help clean out the liver, prepare your system for digestion, and hydrate your body. Continue drinking water throughout the day.
2. Focus on eating just three meals a day.
Include liver-supporting food such as dandelion greens, raw garlic, grapefruit, avocado, beets, carrots, artichokes, etc. You can also add spices such as turmeric, cumin, cayenne and coriander as they improve with digestion and detoxing.
3. Avoid gluten, sugar and other processed food.
These foods are hard to digest and will take the deactivate your immune and other systems needed for detoxing. Skip coffee and alcohol, too.
4. Eat a light and early dinner.
Dinner should be the smallest meal of the day. It can be lightly cooked veggies or a small soup. And yeah, it sounds like the early bird special, but try not to eat past 7-ish.
5. Get sweaty!
Now that jacket season is behind us, go outside and move. Walk, bike, dance, do yoga or go jogging. You should also hit the sauna or take hot baths with Epsom salt from time to time. A good sweat is a great way to rid of body toxins.
6. Breathe deeply.
Do some deep breathing exercises to detox the mind and lungs. Try breathing in four seconds, holding seven seconds and exhaling for eight. Repeat four times in the morning and four times at night.
7. Go to sleep early.
During a detox, it’s very important to get proper rest. Our body rests and repairs itself over night. So, it’s crucial to provide it with sufficient down time.
8. Create a detox timeline.
There’s no official length for a detox, so determine what will work for you. Recommended is anywhere from 10 to 21 days, but feel free to ease into it if you're a newbie.
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