A regular detox is a great way to clear your body of toxins and boost your overall wellbeing. But many people are unsure how to do it.
Here’s a simple, 3 step guide to detoxing your body effectively and quickly.
To get the best results from detoxing, it helps to prepare your body first. Spend at least 3 days beforehand making a few dietary tweaks and simple lifestyle changes:
Breakfast – Drink a cup of hot water and lemon juice to start each day. Follow this by a super greens smoothie. There are some great recipes here.
Mid-morning - enjoy a fibre-packed drink such as this Almond Butter Matcha Smoothie. The antioxidant-rich matcha will give you a real pick-me-up.
Lunch – have a comforting bowl of soup. This couldn’t be easier: just take 200g of vegetables, chop them up, chuck in a pan with stock and cook! You could add some extra herbs or spices for flavouring. Make a different soup the next day, or treble the quantities and you have enough to last you the whole 3 days.
Dinner – Finally, real food! Choose between baked cod and steamed vegetables, tofu stir-fry with vegetables and soy sauce served on steamed grated cauliflower, or poached salmon and roasted vegetables.
You will need to take it slowly as you ease yourself back into 3 meals a day. Try to remain as healthy as possible, eating plenty of greens, white fish, chicken and soups.
Now is the time to exercise – sweat is great for getting rid of those unwanted toxins. Use a gym pass to try some high-intensity workouts, combined with some spinning or circuit-training classes.
Paula, Epsom salts help draw out the impurities from your body. Don't ask me how! It can work out to be an expensive bath though - around £2.50 for the one bath when I did it.
I was just thinking of giving myself a 'spring-clean'., This looks great, very simple and easy to follow. What do Epsom salts do?
Love that this only takes 3 days. Might actually stand a chance of me doing it!