Enjoyed yourself a little too much over the festive season (we know we have)? Looking to start the new year feeling healthier? We’ve put together ten easy ways you can detox naturally this NY.
1. Increase your water intake
It’s likely that over the festive period, you’ve favoured other drinks over water. However, it is now time to think about upping your water intake. Water is key to many functions in our bodies. Fruit and vegetables also have a high water quantity so 5-7 servings a day can help boost your hydration levels as well as provide important nutrients.
2. Limit Caffeine
You don’t need to completely cut out caffeine as long as you are limiting the amount you are consuming. A large mug of coffee has about 150 milligrams a day whereas a cup of tea is around 50 milligrams. It is recommended an average adult has less than 300 milligrams a day, the less you consume, the more of a positive effect on the energy levels you can expect.
If you want an alternative to coffee, you could try macha, by increasing oxygen levels in the blood, macha helps with stamina and vitality. You can use macha powder in your usual cappuccino with warm plant-based milk.
3. Up your Fibre
Think of fibre as an exercise for your stomach. Fibre found in fruit, vegetables and whole grains. There are many benefits of a high fibre diet including lowering cholesterol levels, helping control blood sugar, aiding in achieving healthy weight and can even help your live longer.
4. Break a sweat
Challenge yourself and try a new exercise you’ve never done before. Maybe try a class like Zumba or Yoga, or try a new sport such as tennis or basketball. You aren’t only exercising but also meeting new friends and socialising.
5. Get some sleep
Sleep is the time when our bodies get to repair and restore and the only time when our bodies get to switch off and recharge. If you struggle to have a restful night, you could try turning off your phone an hour before going to bed and create a bedtime ritual, have a bath, read a book and have your bedroom as a no technology zone.
6. Take a supplement
There’s no time like the new year to start a new years resolution that’s easy to stick too. Skin, Hair & Nails is a supplement scientifically formulated to help support your skin, hair and nails. It contains lots of skin loving ingredients such as Collage, Biotin and Hyaluronic Acid. Just take a 50ml bottle every morning, pre-breakfast. The simple way to look after your skin, hair and nails from the inside.
Yoga is a great all-around exercise for your mind and body. It helps your body eliminate toxins while also giving your brain some downtime. After all the excitement and rush of the festive season, you really can’t do this enough. If you are a newbie to Yoga, there are lots of tutorials online to follow. Yoga is excellent for posture, builds lean muscle and is great for your fitness levels.
8. Start your morning with a smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to start your morning and fantastic for your health. They help to alkalize, cleanse and detox the body and boost your energy levels. Green smoothies, in particular, are masters at removing toxins from your body. If you fancy something a little more wholesome try our nutritious breakfast ideas and we have smoothie recipes here.
9. Book in at the salon
A detox and starting a new year isn’t all about your diet. It’s also about feeling your best, so booking in for a trim is a great way to detox. Winter is very harsh on our hair and leaves it very dry and brittle, causing it to look dull and limp. By going to the salon and getting a trim, not only will your hair look shinier and bouncier but will also promote healthy hair growth.
10. Eat yourself clean
Flush your lymphatic system by increasing your antioxidant intake. After the new year, you should increase vitamin rich foods like dark berries, tomatoes, salmon and nuts. These foods all accelerate the skin’s healing and are packed full of omega 3. Read our top 10 foods for healthy nails and thicker hair.
We hope these tips were helpful in starting your 2019 off to a happy and healthy start. We wish you a successful 2019. Happy new year.