How to detox your body after holidays (Christmas and New Year)

After all you have drunk and ate during Christmas and New Year, you may feel that you have neglected eating habits and the idea of a detox may be attractive to you. A detox would help you eliminate the excesses that you committed during Holidays. Besides, it gives you a new start.

How can I detox my body?

1.Avoid toxins

Detoxing your body in the correct way requires dedication. You can find this harmful toxins in food and drinks you intake every day, so it’s important to eliminate these from our lives. Some examples may include:

  • Alcohol
  • Milk
  • Processed meat
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes
  • Refined sugars
  • Fast food
  • Saturated fats.

All of these things bring harmful toxins into your bodies, but if we eradicate them from our diet and lives, over time the toxins within our bodies will decrease.

2.Increase fibre & Vitamin C

When detoxing, fibre and Vitamin C are vital for your body. First, you need to ensure your system is getting enough fibre as it helps to push out any harmful toxins.

Toxins tend to stick to your colon and intestines. With an increased amount of fibre in your diet, toxins will stop building up and can be removed. This will also help prevent colon cancer.

Second, when you intake vitamin C, it can help to detox your liver, as it helps to increase the number of antioxidants that are naturally found in your body. IV vitamin C therapy in patients with cancer have also shown improved quality of life, as well as fewer side effects.

In addition, Antioxidants, like vitamin C, help your body reduce damage caused by free radicals. This may lower the risk of diseases.

3.Reduce alcohol intake

Alcohol reduces the normal functions of your liver. As a result, it won’t be able to detoxify your body properly. Rhinophyma is a skin disorder that causes the nose to enlarge and become red, bumpy, and bulbous caused by too much alcohol intake.

4.Introduce herbs in your diet

When detoxing, It is important to consider eating or drinking natural herbs such as Dandelion or Milk Thistle. These herbs can help to provide your body with an extra boost of vitamins and nutrients, which help you remain healthy by removing harmful toxins.

By giving your body an additional amount of nutrients and vitamins in a natural way, your body is then able to absorb them.

5.Increase water intake

Water is vital for your daily functions, regardless of whether you are currently detoxing or not. However, when you decide to start a detoxing process, you are advised to increase your water intake from 2 litres to 3 litres. Water allows your body to remove waste products from your blood.

6.Sleep well

There are different techniques to improve your sleeping habits. Remember that when you sleep well, this allows your brain to relax, reorganize, recharge, reduce stress and anxiety and eliminate toxins (detox) that accumulate throughout the day.

7.Eat prebiotics

A rich prebiotics diet keeps your digestive system healthy, which is important for a proper detox and improves your immune health. Examples of food rich in prebiotics are:

  • Romatoes
  •  Artichokes
  • Bananas
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Oats
  • Leeks
  • Barley

8. To detox-reduce salt

Too much salt increases water retention, so you won’t be able to eliminate excess water, toxins and waste products from your body. For that reason, you should avoid or reduce it.

9.Exercise is important to detox your body

Regular physical activity reduces inflammation and allows your body’s detoxification system to work properly. Besides, exercise improves your general well being.

10.Reduce your exposure to chemicals

You may start by introducing non-chemical products to your daily life, for example:

Choose natural cleaning products, like vinegar and baking soda, instead of commercial cleaning products.

You can use natural personal care products such as deodorants, makeups, moisturizers, shampoos, and other personal care products. 

We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!

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