Now that the festive season has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about getting our health back on track! This time of year there are so many celebrations, it's all about having fun and indulging with friends and family. However, this doesn't last forever so to reboot our metabolism and start feeling healthier, it's important to cleanse! No this doesn't mean calorie restricting or consuming only liquids. It really is as simple as making small changes and including health powders and drinks into your daily food intake. Being a huge supporter of natural products, my recommendations are all natural and great for you!
What does detoxification mean?
Detoxification refers to cleansing of the blood. To do this our bodies need to remove impurities from the liver, as this is where toxins are processed. The body removes toxins from other areas of the body as well including the kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymph and skin. When this process works well our bodies function efficiently. However, when our bodies become out of balance, we tend to not function as well.
How do you know when you need to detox?
Our bodies are great at letting us when we need to go on a detox. It's usually after a long period of over-indulgence like the festive season that we need to consider it! Some health professionals recommend that we detox once a year to get out bodies back on track, so now is as perfect a time as ever! However, it is also a good idea to detox when we feel some symptoms like unexplained fatigue, bloating and irritated skin. These symptoms alongside menstrual problems, feeling sluggish and puffy eyes can indicate that our bodies need to be cleansed of toxins.
How does detoxing help the body?
There are so many benefits of detoxing the body, it almost seems crazy not to! One of the most obvious is that it allows toxins to be removed from the body, which boosts our immune system. It also has a positive effect on chronic disease prevention caused by toxins from the environment that build up over time. Going on a detox is also great for weight loss, slowing the signs of premature ageing and increasing your energy. If you suffer from problematic skin, detoxing can help clear up acne and improve the health of our nails and hair.
What detox products are natural and effective?
When you decide to detox and restore balance in your body, there are so many products out there it can become overwhelming. Especially when there are so many that are filled with ingredients that are not great for our health and don't really work! Here on Nourished Life we have a fantastic range of natural detox products that are safe to use and great for you too!
BioChef Atlas Power Blender
Overindulged over Christmas? It's time to give your digestive system a break. Our range of juicers and blenders make it easy for you to prepare healthy and delicious smoothies which will have your system back to optimum health in no time! I personally love the BioChef Atlas Power Blender which is much quieter than regular blenders and is super efficient at blending even large pieces of fruit, very handy when you're in hurry! Here at Nourished Life, we also offer an amazing range of superfoods and supplements to give your smoothie a healthy kick!
The Beauty Chef CLEANSE Powder
I find that powders are a really easy way to detox without going to too much effort. This one by the Beauty Chef is made with a range of healthy superfoods including broccoli, beetroot, kale and spirulina. Other ingredients include chick peas and lentils that are a natural source of fibre and flush out your system. This powder works to remove any toxins in the body and replace them with products that support the liver and gut. You will really notice the difference in your skin condition and energy levels as it detoxifies and purifies your insides. If you're healthy on the inside, it will really show on the outside! To use this product all you need to do is dilute 7g of the powder with 250ml of water or coconut water. I personally like to blend it with my daily juice! The Beauty Chef also offer a great range of other products which work hard to rebalance your system. You can shop the full range here!
Supercharged Food Heal Your Gut Powder
Gut health is linked to general wellness, so when you are thinking about detoxing, focusing on your overall gut health is very important! Supercharged Food Heal Your Gut Powder is another great product that cleans your digestive system and removes toxins, impurities, build up and even parasites! It is very gentle and completely free of any additives, sugars or preservatives. All you need to do is add a tablespoon, twice a day to water or juice and you will be on your way to a healthier you! To find out more about the important topic of gut health, click here to read my blog post I wrote on it!
Weleda Organic Birch Juice
If a juice is more your thing, then you will love this birch juice by Weleda! This product can be consumed 2-3 times daily by diluting a tablespoon of juice into water or tea. I like to pour 30ml into a large bottle of water and sip on it throughout the day! It gives your body a thorough cleanse and restores balance and vitality. It also works to clear up your complexion and will leave you glowing from the inside out! Click here to find out more about the amazing super powers of birch!