The transition into a new season is the perfect time for a cleansing detox. By detox, we do not mean following a strict diet or using laxatives, but incorporating natural cleansing remedies to give you a cleansing boost. Treating yourself to a gentle detox, supported by nutrient-dense food and beverages, every once in a while is a great way to give your body a break and support its natural self-cleaning system. We will be giving you 5 easy to implement ways to rejuvenate your body.
Increase water intake
Drinking a lot of water is great all year long, but it is particularly important in the transition from summer to fall because it helps to regulate body temperature and eliminates waste. That’s right, water alone can help you whisk away some pesky toxins while keeping you as cool as a cucumber. The right amount of water is key, according to Healthline 125 ounces is adequate for men and 91 ounces for women. But this may vary depending on your diet and lifestyle.
Antioxidants, Antioxidants, Antioxidants
Antioxidants help to protect your cells from free radical damage. Your body naturally creates antioxidants but things like smoking, drinking, lack of exercise, and a poor diet can produce an excess of free radicals. Help balance the scale by incorporating limiting the aforementioned behaviors and cranking up the antioxidant-rich foods and drinks. Examples of antioxidant-dense foods include fruits, berries, nuts, cocoa, vegetables, spices, and beverages like coffee and green tea have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants. We recommend VitaCups Slim Tea. The cleansing Slim Tea is the best of both worlds because it is a dark oolong tea infused with Garcinia Cambogia and Acai Berry which is loaded with antioxidants.
Reduce Sugar & Processed Foods Intake
Highly processed foods, and sugar-rich diets have not only been linked to obesity but many other harmful diseases. Consuming these foods can inhibit your body’s ability to detoxify itself by hindering the functioning of major organs. Abstaining from this addicting duo can be done by eliminating these items from your home and shopping list. Limiting sugary and processed foods and drinks can be challenging, but not impossible. Keep your system healthy with less junk food and your body will thank you for it.
Probiotics & Prebiotics
Immunity Tea, Probiotic blog post - Do you know the phrase “health starts in the gut”? Well, it most certainly does. Gut health is the key to keeping your body’s natural ability to detox at 100%. Probiotics and prebiotics feed your gut the good bacteria that it needs to maintain balance and defend against harmful toxins. When the system becomes unbalanced it weakens the immune system and puts the body at risk of harmful toxins and diseases. Successfully detox and support immune health by ingesting probiotics and prebiotics. We recommend Probiotic coffee and tea, it is infused with 1 billion CFU’s of probiotics and aloe vera, a powerful prebiotic to steady your system one sip at a time.
Get Some Sleep De-Stress Tea
Sit back, relax, and get some rest. That’s right, getting some much-needed shut-eye will help your body to naturally detox. Sleeping helps to remove waste and allows your body to recharge. Lack of sleep can directly lead to the build-up of toxins which is detrimental to overall health and is linked to anxiety, stress, and a variety of harmful diseases. Be sure to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly to keep your body in prime detoxifying condition. Finding it hard to unwind? Try De-Stress Tea! Get into a relaxed state of mind before bed with this mellowing infusion of Lavender, L-Theanine, Valerian, and Vitamins. Sip away the stress of the day before hitting your pillow with De-Stress Tea for a calming night and blissful rest.
That said, you can enhance your body’s natural detoxification system and improve your overall health by staying hydrated, hitting the hay, probiotics, quitting junk food, and enjoying an antioxidant-rich diet. If you’re looking for more ways to detox, check out our Sick Detox Bath Recipe.