The Fourth of July celebration equals lots of grilled meat, an overload of sweets and good old potato salad unlimited. It’s no wonder why most of us feel sluggish and literally heavy the day after.
But here’s the good news: you can always get your body back on track by detoxifying! Here are 5 tried and tested ways to cleanse after some pretty heavy Fourth of July buffet.
Liter Glass Carafe with Walnut Stop
Drinking water alone flushes out toxins from your body. Since you might have reached for more sugary drinks and even alcoholic beverages during the Fourth of July celebration, now’s the good time to get back to water.
Borosilicate Glass Small Pitcher
You can even go a step further by adding lemons and other fruits into the mix to make your very own detox water. DIYnCrafts has 20 delicious detox water recipes you might want to try post 4th of July.
Bancha Organic Green Tea
Detox teas has been the fad for the past years, with celebrities heading the teatox trend. Hollywood names like Kendall Jenner and Giuliana Rancic swear by them, but does tea really cleanse?
Celtic Blend Organic Breakfast Black Tea
The short answer is yes. Most teas have antioxidants, which means that swapping a can of soda for a cup of tea makes your body’s natural process of detoxification significantly easier. In general, basic green and black teas aid in cleaning the body so they are the perfect kind for teatox.
Fresh Picked Baby Arugula
Leafy greens are your new best friend post Fourth of July. Raw mustard greens, for example, help flush out toxins from the body, thereby aiding its natural detox process.
Brad’s Leafy Kale
Kale and other green, leafy vegetables of the same kind like cabbage, arugula and Brussel sprouts are also great detox foods. In fact, kale actually beats broccoli when it comes to antioxidant power, so making it a staple in your diet will surely help.
Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco Mat
Any form of exercise won’t automatically flush out toxins from your body. Like water, tea and greens, exercising regularly enhances your overall health condition, thereby supporting your body in doing what it’s supposed to do: get rid of toxins.
Eco Yoga Package
“If you start talking about exercising to detoxify, there’s no scientific data,” Today quotes Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, chief of women’s sports medicine at Harvard Medical School. “The human body is designed to get rid of what we don’t need.”
Finally, one can also help prep the body for detoxification by getting in a sauna. “Heating of the tissues enhances metabolic processes,” Lawrence Wilson writes in a Mercola article. “Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores skin elimination. Toxic chemicals and metals can be removed faster than with any other method,” he adds.
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