Detox – Small Things Mean a Lot!
In our previous post, we gave several different reasons why to detox your body. Today we’re going to talk about how even small things can help. We tend to overlook the importance of daily habits in managing ourselves and our lives. But, it’s often by making small changes to daily routines that enable us to make BIG changes in our lives.
You don’t always have to do a full-fledged strict detox to reap some of the benefits of a detox.
Try a Breakfast Smoothie – Make a smoothie from spinach or kale, bananas, hemp seed, and plant-based milk or yogurt each morning. You’ll get in some of your veggies for the day, and jump-start your metabolism.
Drink Fresh Juice – Make your own cold-pressed juice to drink each day for a snack. You can make juice out of cucumber, orange, and ginger with a little wheatgrass for added nutrition. Drinking just six to eight ounces of fresh juice a day can help rebuild good gut bacteria and ward off colds.
Omit Dairy – If you just do one thing to help detox your body, omit dairy from your diet at least 80 percent of the time. Dairy can cause phlegm in adults, acne in teenagers and adults, as well as a myriad of stomach issues.
Drink Water – You may already drink some water each day; you know it’s good for you. But, did you know that other fluids (even fresh, green juice) aren’t a substitute for fresh filtered tap water? You need at least 64 ounces of fluids per day. If you still feel thirsty, or even hungry, try drinking a glass of water before doing anything else.
Shop the Perimeter – Eating food as close to its natural form is important for good health. Shopping the perimeter of the store means you’re going to skip the processed food and go straight for the fresh produce.
Change Your Plate – Make half your plate veggies to get the most benefits from them. Veggies are low in calories and fat and have more nutrition per serving than any other type of food.
Very small changes made each day can make a big difference in your life. Try making each change, one at a time, for at least 28 days to see what happens as a result of the change. You can’t know how much good anyone change is doing without taking the time to test whether or not the change worked.
Remember always consult your primary care physician for all your health-related advice as some of the products and procedures used in detox/cleansing programs may be harmful to your health (NIH).