I subscribe to the notion that if you eat right and exercise regularly, there is no need to go on any particular, extreme detox. There is nothing natural about starving your body of vital nutrients for a day or for a week. Our bodies detox naturally if you eat the right things in the right proportions. And there are things you can do each morning to boost your body’s detox powers.
1. Stick to your alarm
One of the first steps to achieving a natural detox is to make sure you get up with your alarm in the morning. Though hitting that snooze button and grabbing an extra ten minutes sleep might seem like the best idea at the time, it is one of the worst things you can do is allow your body to enter into another sleep cycle. This will only make it harder to drag yourself out of bed, and you will feel fatigued all day.
2. Drink Warm Lemon Water First Thing In The Morning
Drink warm lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemon is not only good for when you have a cold, but it is also good for stimulating digestion, releasing toxins from your liver, giving your system a much-needed boost of vitamin C, and kick-starting digestive enzymes. For an even bigger and better detox effect, you might want to try adding some organic apple cider or a sprinkle of sea salt into the mixture.
3. Scrape Your Tongue
Ok, this might sound like a gross thing to have to do, but scraping your tongue can be beneficial. Doing this every morning helps to remove bacteria that can contribute to poor digestion throughout the day. You can incorporate this as part of your routine in the morning, by scrapping after you brush.
4. Dry Brush Your Skin
You need a dedicated skin brush to be able to do this properly. Dry skin brushes are relatively inexpensive. Dry brushing your skin has many benefits, including cellulite reduction, lymphatic drainage, digestion promotion and an improved blood flow in certain areas. Always brush in a circular motion, moving from your limbs towards your heart.
5. Keep It Moving With Morning Exercise
As with most health kicks, exercise is pretty much a given. You can incorporate extra movement into your morning routine by making the decision not to drive to work, instead walking if you can or cycling if it is further. Getting your heart rate slightly up in the morning will rev up your metabolism for the rest of the day.
6. Eat a Healthy Balanaced Breakfast
We all know taht breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fueling your body with a healthy, balanced foods after you have woken up can make the difference between having a healthy or an unhealthy day. By skipping brekafast, your chances of making bad snacking decisions later on are high. Having a balanced and healthy breakfast that includes a protein, complex carb and fat will start your day off on the right foot. My favorite kind of breakfast is a Breakfast Bowl, overnight oats or a smoothie with oat bran and a scoop of protein.
7. Sip on Green Tea
Something else you could incorporate into your new breakfast routine is switching your usual coffee drink for green tea. We all know it’s no fun giving up coffee, but green tea boosts your metabolism, has beauty boosting antioxidant properties, and you'll still get a boost of caffeine.
Your body will do right by you if you treat it right. It prefers natural and routine over shocks and surprises. Do you think that is better than building detoxing into your natural routine?