When it comes to body cleansing, detox is about more than just diet, although that is an important place to start.
Toxins build up in our blood but also on our skin, in our hair and even on the clothes we wear. So to fully detox your body, you need to tackle the issue on all fronts. These steps can help.
Be organised – this is where the ‘Detox’ Box is helpful as you’re ensured a large supply of fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits for your week. Keeping organised makes it easier to prepare healthy meals and prevent poor food choices.
Keep it colourful. Having fruits and vegetables of a wide range of hues – eating a rainbow – means you’re sure to be consuming a wide range of vitamins, minerals and protective phytochemicals that offer antioxidant power.
Don’t skip the snacks – snacking can certainly have a place in a healthy diet, and keeping healthy options on hand is a great way to avoid the temptation of the vending machine or biscuit jar. Snacking on vegetable sticks with dips, like hummus or guacamole which are low in saturated fat, or fruit with probiotic yoghurt, will curb your appetite and help to meet your 2-and-5-a-day quota of fruit and vegetables.
Just juice it – Juicing is all the rage, and with so many delicious combinations to be made it’s not hard to see why. Fitting in a juice each day will boost your intake of fruit and veg and provide a serious hit of vitamins and other phytonutrients. By experimenting with a mixture of fruit and vegetables – more vegetables less fruit, there’s little chance of overdoing it on the sugar.
Hydration, hydration, hydration: Drinking enough water is essential, particularly as the weather heats up and we’re more prone to dehydration. A vital component of all our bodies’ cells, drinking plenty of water can also aid in appetite control – as more often than not hunger is confused with thirst. Keeping well hydrated helps all body processes work more efficiently. If you don’t like plain water add thinly sliced lime, lemon and orange to add a citrus zing and make water taste even better.
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