Maintaining healthy energy and immunity can feel like a constant struggle. Your body is bombarded with environmental toxins and free radicals on a daily basis that can leave you feeling weighed down and exhausted.
With the world we live in, it is imperative to detoxify your body every day. This does not mean you need a constant juice fast or need to move to a remote location to breathe clean air. It simply means, start making choices that take toxic pressure off your body.
Let’s break it down with five easy ways to start a daily detox for more healthy energy and immunity.
Supersize your veggie plate
You may realize that vegetables are high in antioxidants and nutrients, but they can also help remove toxins from your body. Garlic, onions, cilantro, and cruciferous vegetables are especially helpful to detoxify, while artichokes and bitter greens can help protect the liver. A variety of colorful vegetables are filled with free radical-fighting antioxidants. When possible, choose organic vegetables that are free of pesticides and chemicals.
Upgrade your morning drink
How do you get the day started? If it’s an energy drink or cup of coffee, you may want to rethink your morning routine. These beverages can be tough on the liver and burden the body’s ability to detoxify. Try rotating with other morning drinks, such as hot water and lemon, green tea, herbal tea, or healing mushroom blends that have become quite common. If you need a boost of energy to get going, several alternatives to coffee and energy drinks are available, including energy-supportive supplements with B vitamins and herbs that support mental and physical stamina, such as Motiv Mindful by Applied Health.
What’s in your smoothie?
If you think the word “smoothie” means healthy, take a look at what goes into your refreshing beverage. Too much fruit and sweeteners can easily counteract the good benefits of a nutritious smoothie. Add in more greens and berries, chia or flax seeds, plain yogurt or kefir to give your smoothie a health boost. Then, lessen or get rid of using sweeteners, bananas, or other fruits that are higher in sugar.
Optimize dental hygiene
Oil pulling is a technique that is known for its ability to lessen bacteria, plaque, and toxins that get trapped in your mouth. It is usually done by taking a spoonful of virgin coconut oil and swishing it around your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes. Once you are done, spit it out and brush your teeth with a natural toothpaste that is free of chemicals. Do not swallow the oil. The point is to get rid of the bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil is recommended because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Swap out cleaning products
Many cleaning and personal care products are filled with toxins that can burden your body. Take an inventory of your soaps, household cleaning products, lotions, fragrances, and air fresheners. If they are filled with mysterious words you cannot pronounce, it’s time to start restocking with plant-based alternatives that are free from chemicals