Gentle Detox Tips
When you hear the word DETOX, you probably cringe a bit, yes?
2. Eat In Season. Spring is a natural time to detox. Mother nature has it perfectly planned for you to enjoy baby spring veggies that are still nutrient dense, but not as difficult as the Fall harvest to digest. These lighter veggies help you transition from winter hibernating to an active lifestyle. Fruits and berries are light and filled with water and antioxidants, which are an essential part of cleansing.
3.Think Water, Fresh, Raw. Sometimes getting out of the winter rut can be tough, but if you keep these 3 things in mind when grocery shopping, meal planning, and dining out, you'll be set!Water- drink lots of water. Water helps flush toxins, revitalize your skin, brain, and metabolism.Fresh- eat fresh foods. Not baked, fried, or foods that are heavy and weigh you down.Raw- try to add more raw foods into your diet as they are nutrient dense and aid in detoxification and elimination.
4. Sweat + Move. Sweating is essential to detoxifying your body. When the weather starts to get warmer, your body craves a good sweat and movement. Be sure to plan your workouts and follow the SexyFit™ formula of 3-2-1-1. 3days of cardio, 2 days of weight training, 1 day ofmind-body movement, and 1 day off.
5. Exfoliate Your Skin. Your skin is a major vehicle for detoxification, and is the gateway to your lymphatic system (another huge player in detox). Use a dry brush before hopping in the shower to help increase circulation, wake up your lymphatic system, and remove old skin cells. It not only feels amazing, but is so good for your entire body.
Kale Lemon Detox Soup
1/2 lb. fresh kale2 cups vegetable or chicken stock2 cups water2 tsp olive oil1 large onion, chopped1/2 cup cooked quinoaJuice from 1 fresh lemonSea salt and pepper to taste