Detox for Christmas
Detox?! Christmas is that time of the year where we all tend to overindulge in food. We stay up late, attend countless parties and do endless amounts of shopping. This can result in feeling extremely tired and lacking the energy we need for the New Year. If this sounds like you, your body is likely full of toxins. A detox could be the perfect way to get your body back on track once the festivities have ended.
Detoxing your body in the correct way requires dedication. Harmful toxins are found in food, drink and habits that we may take part in every day, so it’s important we eliminate these from our lives. This can include alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats.
All of these things bring harmful toxins into our bodies, but if we eradicate them from our diet and lives, over time the toxins within our bodies will decrease.
Fibre & Vitamin C
Fibre and Vitamin C are vital for our bodies when we are detoxing. Firstly, you need to ensure your system is getting enough fibre as it helps to push out any harmful toxins.
Toxins tend to stick to the colon and intestines. With an increased amount of fibre in our diets, toxins will stop building up and can be removed. This will also prevent colon cancer.
Secondly, Vitamin C can help to detox our livers, as it helps to increase the number of antioxidants that are naturally found in our bodies.
When detoxing, you should 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 increasing amounts.
Water is vital to everyday life, regardless of whether you are currently detoxing or not. However, when you are participating in a detox, you are advised to increase your water intake from 2 litres to 3 litres.
We hope this information was useful for you. If you have any questions about it or about our treatments, please contact us. We are only a 5 minute walk away from Mill Hill Broadway Station and in Islington. We are always happy to help.