8 Ways to a Lifestyle Detox
A few too many late nights + early starts + wine can begin to take its toll. Feeling sluggish, snacking all day, low sleep & motivation levels plus endless cravings could all be signs of this. It may be time to put all that to bed & take a lifestyle detox. We’re not talking green tea & juicing, just simple tips that go a long way to clearing the toxins from your body, you can thank us later.
1. SUPER BREAKFAST
Let porridge kick the effects of too much wine, oats contain an amino acid that helps breakdown acetaldehyde, a toxin from metabolised alcohol that damages the liver. Stir in some antibacterial Manuka Honey & add some slices of banana to further support the liver. Read: 6 Scientific Breakfast Tips: To Speed Up Weight Loss
2. EMBRACE THE CACTUS
Yes that’s right, forget coconut water (if you’ve even had the chance to try it) with around half the calories & sugar, cactus water is what it’s all about. It contains powerful antioxidants like Betalains, which are proven to help make skin glow & taurine, which helps repair damage to muscle tissue. You’ll look better all over, especially after exercise.
3. NIGHT CAP
Make your next night cap a milky cup of cocoa and you’ll feel the benefits. A study by Copenhagen University has shown that calcium helps your body metabolise fat more efficiently by increasing the rate it processes it as waste, wow. Cocoa also contains more antioxidants than both green tea & red wine so you’ll be reaping the rewards by sunrise.
4. SNACK TIME
Late nights, all day eating & early starts can lead to skin disasters & outbreaks. Your gut is pretty much a mirror of your skin, kick spots by topping up on potassium, magnesium, zinc & calcium to help undo the damage. Boost your skin with a healthy snack of Low-fat yoghurt, almonds, seeds & a banana.
5. CATCH UP ON IT
A study in the Health Psychology Journal found that a solid amount of sleep reduces your chances of excessive snacking & grazing the next day.
6. YOUR EVENING FACEBOOK HABIT
Ditch the evening Facebook scrolling routine just once or twice a week and swap it for some rejuvenating yoga & stretches. Not only will help you relax & unwind but it will bring on a better night’s sleep. Your body will thank you for it.