Even when we eat well and stay away from foods and drinks that are not good for us, there are going to be times when we may still need a detox. In order to have a sustainable change in your eating habits, you have to allow yourself room to have an indulgence, here and there. Your indulgence may be that special glass of wine or that delicious dessert. Even for a vegetarian, eating greasy fries is still eating vegetarian but that doesn’t mean the food is good for you.
Here are some ways that you can make sure you a doing a daily detox:
Instead of relying on intense, short-lived detoxes, begin incorporating these steps to detox your body EVERY SINGLE DAY of your life.
1. Drink hot lemon water.
Kick-start the detoxing process first thing in the morning by drinking a cup of warm water with lemon and cayenne.
2. Have a fresh cold-pressed juice
Do it on an empty stomach, which allows your body to absorb the nutrients more quickly. My go-to detox elixir: lemon, kale, spinach, spirulina, and ginger – the more greens, the better!
3. Sip a detox tea.
Sip a few cups of detoxifying tea blends throughout the day. Look for ingredients such as dandelion root, ginger, burdock and licorice root.
4. Add apple cider vinegar.
Along with a host of other benefits, apple cider vinegar alkalizes the body and helps detox the liver. Buy the raw, unfiltered and organic variety.
5. Eat detoxing foods and supplements.
The liver and kidneys serve as the body’s filtration system, and thus are integral to overall health and cleansing. Incorporate the following to aid in continual kidney and liver cleansing: parsley, cilantro, dandelion root, licorice root, cayenne, turmeric, red pepper, garlic, lemon, lime, grapefruit, sea vegetables (seaweed salad, nori, dulse), artichokes, beets, cruciferous vegetables, wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella and milk thistle.