The Christmas holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in some of our favourite foods, but all those sugary treats and alcoholic drinks can leave us feeling lethargic and bloated. A detox is a great way of giving your body a well-deserved break as well as kickstarting a healthy regime.
Nutritional therapist Natalie Lamb shares her top tips for detoxing after the party season exclusively with Hello! Online.
Drink hot water with lemon
Try vegetable juicing and drinking hot water with lemon to support your liver whilst detoxing. Lemon has strong antibacterial and immune boosting powers, as well as being a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Get your protein fix
A good intake of protein is believed to be necessary to support the liver's natural detoxing process, and helps maintain muscle mass. Try grains, nuts and seeds to get your daily amount, whilst also making for healthy snacking!
Try and stick to organic foods
Eating good quality, organic wholefoods is highly recommended. Avoid being exposed to toxins by sticking to foods that have been processed or refined as little as possible, and that are free from additives and other artificial substances.
Do gentle exercise
Eliminate toxins with gentle exercise such as walking or yoga. Or, if you need some relaxation after the hectic Christmas period, try body brushing, a massage, or bathing in Epsom Salts – these are an excellent way of helping to detox your body, whilst also being relaxing!
Natalie is a Nutritional Therapist for Lepicol. For more information head to lepicol.com.
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