With a busy work life and activity-filled weekends to match, millennials find it hard to eat healthy and follow fad diets or detox routines on a regular basis. The truth is that detoxification need not be an exclusive activity that requires special preparations and dedicated time. Cleansing and reenergizing your body can be a part of your life if you make the following simple changes in the way you live.
Start your day with a simple yet powerful natural detox
The moment you wake up, freshen up and head to the kitchen for a glass of fresh water and lemon juice. Lemon may sound like an acidic food but it is a powerful natural alkalizer, which means that it negates the harmful effects of acidic and toxic substances and cleanses and refreshes your body systems.
Additionally, a glass full of water taken first thing in the morning hydrates the body and moisturizes the organs. You can alternate lemon juice with ACV (apple cider vinegar) to have the same detoxifying effect but with a different twist of taste.
Bonus tip: To make this a habit, squeeze a lemon into a bottle of water and place it next to your bed every night.
Gradually increase your intake of plant-based unprocessed foods
This may be tough, as a busy life calls for convenient cooking solutions which are available in plenty on grocery store shelves. However, if you’re serious about getting healthier and happier, making this change won’t feel like such a task.
Indeed, reducing your intake of processed and packaged food starts at the grocery isle itself. Pick more of whole foods such as fruits and vegetables; replace refined flour (white flour) with healthier options such as whole grain, quinoa and so forth; give up white sugar completely; replace your regular cooking oil with olive, coconut or flaxseed oil; and reduce your consumption of red meat and processed meat.
Eating more fruits and vegetables and eliminating white flour from your diet will make a world of difference in how your body functions and heals itself.
Bonus tip: Invest in a good blender and make yourself a glass of fresh mixed-vegetable juice for breakfast every other day—if not every day.
Make friends with herbs and spices
Herbs such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mimosa, turmeric, and sage are known for their detoxifying and antioxidant properties. There are a number of ways to include potent herbs and spices in your daily meals—drink herb-infused tea, add them to your dishes, or buy a herb-based supplement that delivers targeted health benefits to counter the adverse effects of modern lifestyle.
Familiarize yourself with the power of nature’s abundant gifts in healing and repairing your body at cellular level. If you’re heavily into sports or other physical activity, fortifying your health with natural products becomes even more important. For instance, http://www.royalwestmartialarts.com/single-post/2018/08/24/Top-10-Herbal-Hacks-to-Improve-Taekwondo-Performance lists ten powerful herbs that boost stamina for Taekwondo performers.
Bonus tip: If you don’t have the time or inclination to cook healthy meals day in and day out, invest in a high-quality herbal supplement that aids detoxification and is as easy as simply popping a pill or softgel each morning.
Bid goodbye to toxic people
Interestingly, most people are aware of the presence of toxic people in their lives and the impact those individuals have on their mental and physical well-being. Unfortunately, not many of us do enough to eliminate poisonous relationships and negative energy to detoxify our lives.
You may make all sorts of lifestyle changes in an effort to live a healthier life, but your efforts won’t bear fruit until your everyday life is full of positivity, optimism, and joy. So alongside becoming more aware of how you eat, work and sleep, also pay attention to how you live and if there are people around you who sap your energy and still claim to be your well-wishers.
Bonus tip: A simple way to remove negative energy from your life without hurting people’s sentiments is to try and spend less time in their company and more time doing what you love.
Purge unhealthy items from your home
Once a fortnight, scour your kitchen, refrigerator and food cupboard for unhealthy foods that don’t benefit your health in any way. Discard fatty foods and unhealthy snacks and beverages and vow not to buy those items for at least the next two weeks.
Bonus tip: Gradually switch to organic foods, cosmetics and other items of personal use to reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins in your life.
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