As we reach the last month of summer, it’s the perfect time to do a light seasonal detox! This involves reflecting on your current diet and making small changes to ensure your health is on the right track.
Here are some easy steps to helping your body detox:
Eat alkaline foods – overeating acidic foods such as meats, dairy, processed foods and alcohol can potentially affect your health by causing inflammation, weight gain, and more. Adding more alkaline foods like fruits, vegetables and legumes can help regulate your pH levels and improve your overall health.
Mix it up! – jump start your metabolism by switching up the meals you are currently eating, including ingredients.
Eat more detoxifying foods – dandelion, charcoal, chicory root, black pepper and dark leafy greens are just some foods that you can include into your diet that help filter toxins out of the body and support your liver.
Eat more watermelon – this delicious summer fruit contains glutathione, which is essential to liver function and the process of detoxification through the body.
Eat more mint leaves – adding mint to smoothies, desserts, and even salads can help you digest your food more efficiently.
Keep moving this summer! – remaining stagnant can reduce the natural flow of fluids in your body. Keep active this season to improve circulation and the overall filtration process your body needs to get rid of toxins.
Always stay hydrated – drinking ample amounts of water throughout the day can not only keep your energy levels up, but similar to being active, water can help move things along and detox.
Eat lighter and more frequent meals – avoid heavy meals high in saturated fats and sodium! Instead, eat light meals filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables to help improve your digestion and therefore clean out your system.