Detoxification (detox) diets are super common, especially when summer is coming up. These diets are built as a tool to clean your blood and shed harmful toxins from your body. They are usually short-term diets designed to eliminate toxins from your body so you can reach your fullest health potential and of course, lose a few extra pounds.
Detoxing helps with:
Resting your organs by fasting
Stimulating your liver to get rid of bad toxins
Providing your body with healthy nutrients
Shedding extra pounds
It is really true that our bodies can become " tired" due to the volume of chemicals exposed in our environment in our day to day lives. Our water contains fluoride and other chemicals, the air is full of chemical trails, pollution, and other toxins and our food have pesticides, preservatives, genetically modified ingredients, etc. pharmaceuticals and other drugs. There are plenty of reasons for you to start a new detox program!
- Water and lemon in the morning
This daily habit supports rinsing out the toxins and alkalizes the body first thing in the morning. The liver is extremely active during sleep since this is the body’s time to restore and regenerate. Drinking plenty of water, particularly in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform to it's fullest potential during the day. There is even amazing evidence proving that lemon juice can help stimulate proper stomach acid production and bile production.
- Drink a freshly made vegetable juice daily
Include lots of greens in your juices such as kale, spinach and cilantro. Juices are a great way to insert healthy vitamins and minerals in your diet.
- Eliminate toxic oils from your diet
Toxic oils can include vegetable oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, cotton seed oil and canola oil. Substitute with good oils, such as extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, hemp oil and flaxseed oil. We have a blog post about the benefits of coconut oil here, you can click here to read it.
Living a healthy lifestyle also means including good habits into your routine. Leaner Creamer is a coffee creamer that has coconut oil as its base, which means you don’t have to worry about lots of sugar and unnecessary toxins in your coffee.
Have a good week! Happy detox!