By: Crystal Shelton
So, you might have indulged just a bit too much over the holidays. Now, you’re feeling bloated and feel like it’s time for a detox. Thankfully, you don’t need to jump on the latest water or juice cleanse train. There are other great ways to hit the reset button heading into the new year.
Drink More Water
One relatively easy way to detox includes increasing hydration and water consumption. Drinking appropriate amounts of water helps strengthen and boost the liver and kidneys. This helps them to be more efficient in removing toxins from your body through its natural toxin removal processes. Especially if your indulgences involved a little more alcohol than usual, adding extra water into your daily routine is going to be especially beneficial.
Sweat It Out
Exercise has also been proven as an effective method for healthy detoxification. This indirect step helps strengthen your cardiovascular system which, in turn, facilitates the delivery of more oxygen-rich blood to the kidneys and liver. This allows them to eliminate toxins more effectively and efficiently. Exercise also produces sweat which is another way toxins can be eliminated from the body. You can hit the sauna or pile on the sweats for a cardio session to get the most out of your gym day!
In addition to increasing your water intake and exercise, there are also certain ingredients that have been studied largely for their detox benefits. Milk thistle with standardized amounts of silymarin is one of the more well-known natural remedies that help with liver health and detoxification. Other ingredients such as N-acetyl cysteine, dandelion root, garlic, and schizandra all have detoxifying capabilities and work well together.
How are you getting back on track for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below!