Did you overindulge during the holidays? Consume one too many pieces of cake, bowls of salty snacks, or holiday cocktails? Fear not, there is help out there, and it doesn’t involve extreme dieting to make yourself feel better.
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You can start by trying out an easy body detox routine that will help rid your body of all the garbage you’ve accumulated over the holidays, setting you on the path to feeling better in no time. Below are several detox options to try.
Grab a glass of water
Make water your new best friend when you’re thirsty. Use it to detox! Studies have shown that adequate water intake can help create healthier skin, better functioning organs, and improved metabolism.
The Institute of Medicine suggests a total daily water intake of 3.7 liters (15 cups) for average adult males and 2.7 liters (11 cups) for average adult females.
And sipping on water doesn’t have to be boring. Check out “20 Delicious Detox Waters to Cleanse Your Body and Burn Fat.”
Make a green tea detox
Green tea is very popular in countries like Taiwan, and for good reason. The health benefits of green tea are numerous, as green tea helps purify one’s blood and push those nasty toxins out. Why? Green tea is rich in a powerful antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
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This chemical compound enables the human body to get rid of free radicals by neutralizing their effects. A green tea detox will also assist with weight loss, improve digestion, and enhance brain functionality. If you’re not restricted on caffeine, make green tea a part of your routine every day for better health.
Feed your body healthy veggies
If you include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts in your diet, these will help your body detox at a faster rate.
Cruciferous vegetables contain phytochemicals that help stimulate specific liver enzymes required for detoxification. Eating these veggies crunchy is the best way to go, as overcooking has been said to give them that sulfur-like taste.
Don’t sit around like a slug after the holidays. Your body needs exercise, and exercise will definitely help with the detox process. Exercise will keep one’s muscles strong while burning calories and increasing aerobic activity, which in turn can help detox the body. Engaging in activities such as Yoga can also help one detox the body as well as the mind.
Certain Yoga poses have been said to stimulate digestion and the thyroid gland while building up muscle and moving the digestive track.
Take more probiotics
Cultured food such as Kombucha and yogurt contain probiotics that help the gut break down foods and chemicals that can cause harm to the human body. Probiotics can help improve gastrointestinal health and aid in weight loss by also speeding up metabolism.
Looking for more easy detox suggestions? Check out “3 Ways to Detox Your Body in Under an Hour.”
What are some ways you have learned to detox your own body quickly? Feel free to share your tips and tricks below.
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