January Detox: How to focus on a healthy detox routine for January.

The secret to a good January detox is to eat well and to slowly get back into an exercise routine.

After all the excesses over the festive period, many of us can be left feeling sluggish and bloated. No wonder why January is that time of year when we turn our attention to health and detox.

This can make the latest fashionable diet seem especially alluring, but keep in mind that quick fixes simply don’t work long term. Fad diets can also be detrimental to your health, as you can miss out on vital nutrients.

All healthy bodies should be able to excrete toxins through the kidneys, liver, lungs and skin, so instead of thinking of cutting back diets, let’s think of how to support our bodies to work more efficiently in order to get rid of all the toxins and the extra pounds.

Here’s is a handy list of foods and supplements to consume, so you can start the new year feeling energised – These foods are naturally super detoxing foods:

  • Lemons
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Green Tea 
  • Brassica vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts
  • Dark green leafy vegetables – kale, spinach, watercress, rocket
  • Soluble fibre – oats, apples, beans and lentils
  • Gluten-free whole-grains – quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Water, 2 litres per day

Lemons – You can drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemon lukewarm water not only boosts hydration, but it supports normal liver function, vital for detoxing. This also counts as your recommended daily water intake of 2 litres.

Green Tea – You can also include green tea in your daily liquid intake amount. Good quality green tea is loaded with polyphenol antioxidants. These antioxidants have various beneficial effects on health, also shown to boost the body’s metabolic rate and increase fat burning. You can order your green tea online here. You can also replace the tea for green tea tablets, always remembering to take them with plenty of water.

SuperGreen Powder – To re-alkalise your system, you can then try adding in a supergreen powder to your morning routine, together with dark green leaves, such as spinach and kale. Blend it all together and drink it through the day or as part of your breakfast. Here’s our bestselling Supegreen Powder.

Detox Aid Supplements

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a herbal remedy derived from the milk thistle plant. Here are some of the health benefits of milk thistle:

  • Supports liver health, important for detoxing;
  • Promotes skin health, which is also the result of a detox period;
  • Reduces cholesterol;
  • Supports weight loss.

You can order our bestselling milk thistle here.

Turmeric

Turmeric has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates our body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can consume turmeric as a food spice and seasoning, or you can incorporate it into your diet by taking daily capsules. You can order our best-selling turmeric capsules here.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for our good health. It is a strong antioxidant and has many other health benefits.  Several studies have indicated that Vitamin C can help protect the liver and help your body detoxify alcohol. Our bestselling Vitamin C is Natures Aid Time Release Vitamin C.

Vitamin B or B Vitamins

B vitamins play an important role in maintaining good health and well-being. B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. B Vitamins can also help prevent infections and helps support cellular health. After the long festive period which can deplete your body of vitamins, salts and nutrients, it’s important to focus on getting them back.

Back To Exercising!

If you are really struggling to get back into exercising after a break and feeling totally overwhelmed by it all, sometimes it can be useful to just start with something easy. As soon as you start with something small and feel good from that, you’ll want to continue on and get back into your healthy habits and routine.

Here is what to keep in mind if you are struggling to get back to your exercise routine:

  • Just start with something easy. Walking, running and cycling are great options during lockdown
  • Commit to five minutes daily
  • Remember how good it makes you feel

Happy New Year from Discount Supplements’ Team!