How to detox this spring
Spring is almost here and there is no better time of the year to clean and reboot your system with the right food ingredients and physical activity. And as the author of “The Doctor’s Detox Diet”, Christine Gerbstadt suggests there is no healthier way of doing effective cleanse than detox. So we suggests five ways that will help cleanness your body.
According to NHS, “Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression”. Packed with antioxidants, more than any other tea, the green tea is leading all the charts as the strongest detox drink. Loaded with various bioactive compounds, it improves the brain function and helps to lose fat. And if the tea flavour gets too monotonous, Bembu shares seven different recipes with green tea that will add some twist and will still keep you healthy.
- Detox Smoothies
For breakfast and lunch, they will keep you healthy and full for rest of the day. Delivering all the fibres and minerals your body needs, they are the perfect way that cleanse your body and help reduce inflammation. What is more, as Kimberly Snyder, clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, says a plant-based detox is optimal for clear skin, renewed energy, and cleanness and they taste delicious and are quite easy to make. If you wonder what you need for the perfect smoothy, Prevention has several suggestions.
- Lighten up with green salads
Sherry Rujikarn says, eating real detox salads will actually nourish your body and also make you feel healthier since they offer a mixture of ingredients that have detoxifying properties for your body. Besides, as the Womenshealthmag suggests, filling your plate with rich in cruciferous veggies reduces the risk of certain cancers. From broccoli and spinach to kale and leaves, the salad options vary tremendously. If you want to add some twist, you might add some low fat yogurt and some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Smart snacks
According to a research by USDA our snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. So when the late afternoon or evening cravings start, as Cosmo suggests the best way to handle them is with fruits- fresh or dried, unsalted nuts and popcorns with cayenne pepper. All of them are great for kick-starting your metabolism and digestion. Eating them will keep you full and will improve the cleanness.
- Get active
You might not feel up to an intensity run or cardio exercises when you’re cleansing, but low-level exercise helps and boosts the effects. And as BBC confirms, exercising guarantees healthier and longer life. When you detoxify, exercising keeps your blood circulating and flushes out toxins. Moving the body helps to circulate both blood and lymph and as Livestrong approves their circulation “helps cleansing and purifying the blood and lymph”.