Summer is here and your holiday is days away which means no time to make up for the lack of dieting all year. Forget the cabbage soup, alkaline or bone broth diet: restricting yourself will only leave you wanting to over-indulge, break free and binge on everything in sight. Detoxing is an effective way to cleanse the body of toxins, to replenish and reinvigorate your mind AND body, noted its sole purpose may not strictly be for weight loss. Think of it as your pre-summer body prep, you’ve worked hard all year and now’s your time to relax, enjoy the sun whilst looking and feeling fantastic! You want to feel confident in on holiday right? Read on to find out how you can do just that…
Signs you need to detox:
- You wake up in the morning and feel groggy, totally not refreshed like you should do
- Your skin is lacking a healthy glow
- You feel bloated all the time
- You feel depleted and run down
- You simply don’t feel yourself
Why should you detox?
In simple terms, the reason why we detox to rid the body of toxins to prevent a process known as oxidative stress, to help rebalance the toxin/antioxidant relationship.
Environmental and lifestyle factors such as pollution and stress can have a major impact on our health by increasing the amount of toxins, known as free radicals in the body. It’s these free radicals which cause a condition known as oxidative stress in the body. The aim of a detox is to eliminate toxins and restore the body’s normal balance, we do this via the help of antioxidants. One of the main ways to up your antioxidant intake is via your diet. This is the reasoning behind a detox involving cutting out certain food types for a short period of time, eating lots of colourful fruits & vegetables and drinking lots of water. Vitamins, minerals supplemented alongside your diet play another, very important role in your detox. This whole process helps restore a healthy gut, not only ridding the body of toxins but also getting rid of any bloating or water retention to ensure you’re completely summer-ready! Here are the best products for your pre holiday detox:
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