Feeling fatigued, stressed & overwhelmed? Are you making less-healthy food/drink choices that include fried foods, processed foods, refined sugar and alcohol? It may be time to implement a detox.

2 Simple Ways To Detox:

Mental Detox:

For most, when the words “cleanse” or “detox” come to mind, we immediately think about a physical cleanse of the body, flat tummy teas, drinking insane amounts of water mixtures that include Apple Cider Vinegar and adding endless spices to your food. While these are great ways to detox, finding ways to “mentally detox” will prove just as effective as a “physical” detox. Simply speaking positively about yourself and your life’s circumstances or allowing yourself to give your mind a break by reading outdoors or taking a walk in the park to experience nature. Finally clearing the over-crowded energy that bombards you by taking a break from social media, emails and mentally taxing relationships.

Physical Detox:

1. The Sleep Factor:

With the many benefits that diet & exercise yield, we all need to understand the health benefits of getting a great nights sleep. Inadequate sleep cycles have been linked with stress, poor diet, hypertension, depression and hormones that regulate your appetite. Studies suggest those who get adequate sleep tend to eat fewer calories than those who don’t.

2. Food/Drink Factor:

Consuming green vegetables are the perfect way to support your body’s natural detoxification. Some great options are spinach, collards greens, broccoli sprouts, asparagus, kale and artichokes. Another suitable and commonly practiced detoxification method comes from the consumption of different teas or infused water mixtures. Whether it’s a ginger tea, hibiscus and chicory teas, they all aid in removing toxins from the body through digestion by increasing the amount gastric juices your body produces essentially “revving” up your entire digestive system. Infusing water with your favorite fruits also holds tremendous nutritional value to an already great practice of hydrating with water. Adding citrusy fruits like grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemon and lime to water are an excellent source of Vitamin C. A perfect way to boost immunity & promote clean digestive health. A few slices of cucumber goes a long way in adding a refreshing pop of flavor and acts as a natural diuretic helping the body pass toxins through urine. These few tips coupled with exercise are guaranteed to have your skin glowing and your body feeling good in no time!


By: Daren Jackson