THE IMPORTANCE TO DETOX

January 16th, 2017

The Importance to Detox

Now the Christmas festivities are out of the way for another year many of us will be wanting to get back on track to get fit and healthy and millions of us will begin to detox our bodies back to health.

A detox involves weaning off your bad habits and abstaining from your unhealthy vices whether that be your alcohol sugar or caffeine overload, your coach potato lifestyle, smoking or snacking on fatty foods. The start of the New Year will trigger us to set goals and do ‘Dry Januarys’ and diets to make up from the damage done over Christmas and New Year.

We have listed our top five benefits of having a detox period and how you can keep yours up:

A Stronger Immune System

You may notice that you will be able to stave off the snivels more while you detox as your body will be absorbing more vitamins and nutrients from healthier foods, which will overall advance your immune system. Foods such as spinach, apples, carrots and berries are rich in vitamins C and E and zinc and are fantastic to add to your diet to boost your immune system. If your New Year resolution is to do more regular exercise then this will also have an impact on your immune system as exercise releases ‘feel good’ endorphins.

Balancing Your Emotions

Bad habits can affect your hormones and mood more than you may realise. Caffeine has been known to raise cortisol levels, which can make you feel more anxious and stressed or sugar and sweeteners can stimulate insomnia. Eliminating these from your body and substituting with healthier alternatives such as green tea or natural sweeteners like honey will induce you to cope with pressures in a calmer way.  Meditation is another detox plan that will help balance your emotions and takes a step back from your reality to reassess what’s worth worrying about.

Saving Money

The money you spend on your morning Starbucks latte or wine on a Friday night does gradually bleed your bank account, so by detoxing yourself from these drinks this will not only improve your health but it will also steady your funds. Why not invest in a moneybox where you can put in all the money you would normally spend on your habit and save to do something to really treat yourself like a holiday abroad or a spa break in the country.  You will be surprised by how much you they all add up!

Your Waistline

When you cut out the harmful food and drinks from your diet or increase your fitness regime this will have a major impact on your weight as you are ousting the harmful toxins from your body and giving your organs more scope to absorb all the nutrients in healthier foods instead of clogging them up with unsaturated fats and sugars.

An Energy Boost

Reducing your harmful toxin intake of naughty habits such as sugar and fatty foods and replacing them for healthier alternatives will make you feel more energetic for longer periods of time and you won’t be prone to sugar crashes during the afternoon either.

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