After enjoying one too many cookies, or drinking too many glasses of spiked eggnog, it feels like the perfect time to recharge and clean out your body. It’s easy to fall into the traps and social media crazes of juice cleanses, heat wraps or detox tea. The truth is, our body’s detox naturally on their own. Additionally, these cleanses often lack some of the major nutrients our bodies need to function. You can give your body’s natural cleaning powers a boost without having to go on a crazy diet. Incorporating these 6 easy tips into your routine can help embrace the New You this New Year.
Break a Sweat
Our body uses sweat as a natural method of detoxification. Sweating is like releasing bad toxins from your body. Breaking a sweat every day is a good way to support your body’s healthy elimination of metabolic breakdown of products. Cue: Sweet Sweat! Sweet Sweat is activated by your elevated heart rate and may help the body sweat more during exercise. This topical gel works best during cardio, circuit, and high-intensity interval training.
Adequate water intake helps keep the body salts balanced and helps with metabolic processes in the body. It can be difficult or boring drinking plain water all day, try kick starting your day with lemon water. Squeeze half a fresh lemon into a cup of warm water, drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Lemon’s have high antioxidant content, making it a perfect way to kick your body back into gear. Not a fan of liquids? Consume fruits and vegetables high in water content like strawberries or cucumbers. Try Multi Collagen or Phytoceramides which may help hydrate and replenish your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This naturally fermented food contains a wealth of beneficial probiotics and enzymes. Apple Cider Vinegar is a great aid for digestion and helps things run smoothly. Hate the taste? We got you covered. SR® Apple Cider Vinegar softgels are easy to take and cleansing for the gut.
You don’t need to eliminate caffeine, but try to keep your daily intake limited. Caffeine can be a perfect boost of mental focus and energy, if limited to 300mg per day. A large coffee mug contains about 150 mg of caffeine and a mug of tea is around 50 mg. Too much caffeine can lead to unwanted side effects such as anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, muscle breakdown, rapid heart rate or fatigue. Our L-Theanine + Caffeine contains 100mg of Caffeine and is the perfect combination of supporting energy levels while also improving mental focus without any jitters or crashes.
Adding a touch of turmeric into your daily routine can help reduce inflammation in your body. The holidays tend to be filled with high inflammatory foods, too much alcohol or caffeine, and lack of sleep. This can inhibit your body from processing environmental toxins. A delicious way to incorporate turmeric and other anti-inflammatory properties into your routine is SR Golden Milk. Not a fan of this cozy beverage? We have you covered with Sports Research® Turmeric Curcumin softgels.
Extra Credit: Avoid Alcohol
For many of us, this seems like an impossible feat. While it may seem far-fetched, cutting out alcohol, even for a few weeks, can leave you feeling seriously cleansed. Alcohol can be dehydrating, it adds extra calories to your diet, and can be tough on the liver. If you do choose to indulge on the weekend, try taking SR Activated Charcoal prior. Activated charcoal is highly absorbent and can remove unwanted material from your body, the perfect hangover cure.
What are some ways you love to detox your body, home, and life?
WRITTEN BY: NATALIE ANZIVINO