After indulging in holiday treats and beverages, part of your New Year’s resolution may be to detoxify your body for a fresh start to 2015.
If so, we’ve made it easy for you with a few detox tips* and a purifying juice recipe.
- Drink plenty of water. Proper hydration is one of the fastest and easiest ways to aid your body in flushing out all the “gunk” and excess bloat.
- Eliminate stimulants and inflammatory foods for 5 to 7 days – including caffeine, sugar, alcohol, wheat, dairy and meat
- Eat your fruits and vegetables. Packed with antioxidants, they help rid the body of free radicals.
- Cook with fresh green herbs like parsley, basil and oregano. These herbs have phytonutrients which help with detoxification.
- Improve circulation by consuming garlic, onions and cayenne peppers
- Drink ginger infusions by soaking a piece of ginger in hot water
- Sleep well to regenerate your body
- Finish your detox with a purifying juice
Purifying Juice Recipe
Blend one half of a carrot, a cucumber and a beet with one cup of water (straining is optional).
- Carrot– Immunity booster, cardio-protective, helps with digestion and may prevent macular degeneration in the eyes
- Cucumber– Packed with antioxidants, cooling, anti-inflammatory and cleansing effects
- Beet– Purifies the blood and detoxifies the body, and contains antioxidants important for nerve and eye health
*Consult with a doctor before beginning any detox program.