With spring kicking in, it is the perfect time to give our body a “tune up” and implement healthier habits to boost our natural detoxification system. Implementing the simplest detox habits into your daily routine can boost your energy, mood, assist weight loss and give your skin a vibrant glow. As clever as our detoxification system is, it can be easy to overburden our body with toxins from heavy metals, beauty products, the air we breathe and even the food we eat. You can maximise your natural ability to detox by focusing on some simple habits to give back to this efficient natural process.

3 detox tips:

1. For a successful detox and weight loss kick-starter, the number one place to start is your GUT. The digestive system plays a major role in supporting detoxification from intestinal motility and elimination, to acting as a gatekeeper (i.e. keeping unwanted toxins at bay). Cut all sugar and heavily processed foods out of your diet for a week. Refined sugar and processed foods are incredibly inflammatory.

2. One of the easiest, most natural ways to detox is to sweat. Exercising and moving our body daily boosts the excretion of toxins. Moving the body daily increases lymphatic flow and blood circulation. Infrared saunas are another great detoxing tool to eliminate unwanted toxins.

3. Support the intricate phase I and II detoxification pathways by nourishing the body with the right kind of nutrients. Sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts (with the highest concentration found in broccoli sprouts) assists detoxification by boosting the antioxidant capacity of cells. This helps promote weight loss and reduces inflammation. Eat plenty of vegetables and add some Sulforaphane containing broccoli sprouts this spring. TIP: adding a dash of mustard seed powder to your cruciferous vegetables can boost sulforaphane which can be lost through certain cooking methods.

If you don’t want to spend another summer feeling sluggish and lacking confidence, it’s time to consider a 28 day total body reset detox program with Marina at Merge Health (Clinical Nutritionist) to kickstart your weight loss and wellness goals.

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