So the post-holiday blues are setting in and with Autumn creeping up on us the need for comfort food is becoming ever more appealing! However to keep our bodies in shape and tip top condition we must detox ourselves from all the holiday food and drink that’s been consumed. Follow our top detox tips to keep you motivated through your post-holiday detox.
Drink plenty of water – try to consume at least 8 glasses a day to flush out your system, add lemon or orange slices for vitamin c, it’ll help to burn fat and decrease inflammation. Both your stomach and skin will look and feel better from it – re-hydration is key.
Skip the morning coffee – we know it can be tough getting out of bed after a week or 2 of over relaxing so the lure of grabbing a caffeine fuelled cup of coffee can seem quite alluring – instead swap your morning coffee (or milky tea) for a refreshing cup of green tea like Skinny Boo, it will help to suppress your carb and sugar craving and speed up your liver activity, good to know after all the holiday alcohol intake.
Stretch your body out – just 5 minutes of yoga stretches a morning will awaken your body and set you up for the day ahead. The twisting of muscles releases fresh blood, nutrients and oxygen to your muscles making your body supple for the rest of your day it’ll give you more energy which will help you to overcome the lethargic afternoon slump.
Increase your green vegetable intake – fresh green vegetables like spinage, broccoli, peas, asparagus, kale, cabbage and courgette are high in fibre which will aid the digestion process helping in the detoxification process. These vegetables also contain high amounts of vitamin A, C, E, iron and calcium all of which are essential nutrients in aiding the body’s natural detox process. To get the most out of your vegetables eat them raw in salads or lightly fry them in a healthy stir fry.
Fruit, fruit and more fruit – eating plenty of fresh fruit will increase your metabolism and get rid of any unwanted toxins thanks to the high level of vitamin C most fruits contain. Apples, grapefruit, oranges, pineapples and papaya are great fruits to eat to help aid the detoxification of your body.
Manuka Honey – this specialist honey native to New Zealand boasts one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet. Add a spoonful of manuka honey to a delightful cup of Skinny Boo Detox Tea or eat on its own or of a morning with some Greek yogurt for some serious detoxifying benefits.
Drink plenty of green tea – this refreshing detox drink is abnormally high in antioxidants which protect the body from over production of free radicals which cause damage to proteins, fat, carbohydrates and DNA in the body.
Eliminate processed foods – these pre-packaged processed foods contain bad sugars, fats and preservatives which will clog up your body, Instead plan your weekly lunches and dinners in advance and buy fresh foods to avoid quickly getting a take away or something you can heat up in the microwave.