Believe me I’ve been there too, thinking a cleanse or detox diet is the easy route out of a slump. Well if you ever tried a cleanse they aren’t always the cure to your diet problem. When it comes to detoxing you need nutrients that wont strip your body of healthy bacteria or load you with sugar. There are ways to detox without doing painful fasts or drinking disgusting juices. I have a few simple suggestions that you can add to your routine to detox daily and avoid that familiar feeling you get after a holiday or busy weekend with friends and food.
Lemons are a detoxifier and cleaner for your liver, kidneys and digestive system. Drinking lemon water can also stop the bad bacteria that causes indigestion and constipation. Benefits continue with lemons being an aid to weight loss, clear skin and even asthma!
Try it cold or warm and enjoy anytime a day. Morning is the best time to drink warm lemon water so it can get your digestive tract moving.
Triphala which stands for three fruits, is something of a hidden gem and is highly recommended in the ancient India Ayurvedic practice. It is well-known for cleansing the body so all the energy present is channeled to the organs. Triphala has a laxative property but much milder than any you would find in drugstores. In addition to cleansing and toning the colon it will keep the liver functioning properly.
Use exactly how it is directed on the label. If you are taking medications or have any health concerns, consult your doctor before using Triphala.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, arugula and other like leaves should be added to almost all of your meals. They are packed with minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Not only that, they are loaded with vitamins K, B, C, and E. Leafy greens contain phytonutrients that protect and cleanse your body of toxins and plenty of fiber to keep digestion functioning as it should.
They are low calorie and low carbohydrate making it a perfect addition to anything. You can even blend them up with a frozen banana, blueberries, almond milk and ice for a smoothie!
Do a few easy tricks every day to fire up your metabolism and keep digestion flowing properly!
Please let me know how these steps go or if you have any questions!