Sunday, 7 May 2017

Detox With A Spring Cleanse || Guest Post

With the winter holiday season long behind us and spring slowly but surely slipping through our fingers, you are just in the nick of time to catch the last train to spring cleaning. It is time to unpack those summer boxes, get those breezy outfits out, do some home spring cleaning and last but certainly not least, get on with cleansing that body. Since the upcoming season of fun in the sun fast approaching, it is high time you kicked that sluggishness (and those pesky extra pounds) to the curb, and revitalize with a simple and effective detox and a few dietary and lifestyle changes. So, all aboard the cleansing train!
Clean pantry for a clean belly

The first items to say goodbye to are fatty, unhealthy foods lurking and tempting you from the pantry. Get rid of processed foods; anything that comes in a can must go. Eliminate foods with added sugar, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, soy, and animal protein. Upgrade your nutrition with greens. The chlorophyll found in greens will feed your blood and help you achieve balance. Make your own healthy meals, take the time to prepare a healthy low-fat dish that will satisfy your nutritive needs, but also help you detox and cleanse on the way. Explore other healthy options – superfoods, such as seeds, particularly chia and flax seeds do wonders for your digestive system; apart from improving your metabolism, these little things are loaded with omega 3. If you need help incorporating these into your diet, there are always helpful recipes you can rely on to provide a helping hand on your healthy living journey.

Body’s little helpers

There are, of course, a few extra secrets for getting your body in spick and span shape. The first thing you need to get familiar with is the wonderful matcha tea. Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea, that in terms of its antioxidant and nutritional content holds the equivalent of ten cups of regular green tea, and we all know how well green tea treats our body. It boosts metabolism and burns calories, provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. Another great detox helper can be found in dietary supplements and cleansers, such as First Cleanse Kit from Renew Life. This is a gentle and natural herbal cleanse that is meant to additionally stimulate the detox process, but in a gentle way due to its carefully selected herbal composition. Last on the list is an amazing and refreshing detox beverage that you can concoct in your kitchen as it entails water, cucumber, ginger, and lemon. Try the recipe; you are bound to love it (and its effects).  

Let’s get physical

Great nutrition in combination with great detox supplements goes a long way. Still, unless you get up and get physical, your cleanse will not be complete. Fill that iPod with your pumping jams and hit the streets, the gym, or the mat. Yoga, jogging, exercising – find a sport that is stimulating and interesting to you, and get those legs moving; that is what they are made for. In addition to the numerous health benefits of working out regularly, exercising improves your mood, stimulates the brain and improves your sex life, according to Mayo Clinic.

Sleep tight and hydrate right

As your body is releasing toxins, it is also important to help the purification process by getting more rest. Sleep at least eight hours a day, go to bed before 10:00 p.m. and rise before 6:00 a.m. to keep your microcirculatory channels clear of toxins. But, avoid sleeping during the day as that will clog your channels and prevent toxins from flowing out. As for the importance of proper hydration, this simply cannot be stressed enough. As WebMD tells us, there are at least six reasons to start hydrating, and by that, we mean nothing below eight glasses of water. Regular water intake enhances kidney function, controls calories, improves the health of your skin, and these are only a few of the numerous health benefits of water. The lesson: always keep a water bottle close by and if you cannot remember, install an app to remind you to take a sip every so often.
It is simple as that, just a few easy steps and your body will be cleansed and re-energized just in time for the prime summer fun.

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Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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