Vitalia’s Full Body Detox: 5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body
The beginning of the new year also means the beginning of a completely new cycle in the diet, which, although short, can be a real challenge for the metabolism. The key period comes after the holidays, after we indulge in food and delicious desserts that are not usually part of the daily menu and can cause problems with the digestive system, increased retention of toxins and free radicals. Healthy diet in combination with regular physical activity are one of the main prerequisites for the prevention of many diseases, especially in a period where strengthening immunity and maintaining overall health is extremely important, so you need to personally invest in a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.
The good news is that there are steps we can take to reduce the risk of more serious illnesses, and helping the body’s natural detoxification system is the way we can act.
Create healthy meals
Cleanse your kitchen of junk food such as snacks, sodas and highly processed foods and choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fish. These food categories are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants. Avoid processed foods rich in sugars and saturated fats as well as alcoholic and sweetened beverages that are the basis of today’s public health crises. High consumption of sugars and highly processed foods is linked to obesity and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. These diseases interfere with your body’s ability to detoxify naturally by damaging organs that play an important role, such as the liver and kidneys.
The day is known after the morning
Enrich your morning ritual with an effective detox drink to wake up your metabolism. Prepare 200ml of lukewarm water in combination with 1 squeezed lemon, 1 teaspoon of ginger powder and 1 teaspoon of honey with propolis. This drink will expel the toxins accumulated from the previous day, and at the same time it has a refreshing effect. Do not skip breakfast and make a meal with whole grains such as oat flakes, oatmeal or granola muesli. Add fruits of your choice and plant-based beverage from soy and rice and this way you will get a highly nutritious meal rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins.
Do not forget about physical activity
Regular physical activity is necessary for burning consumed food and reduces inflammatory processes in the body. By reducing inflammation, physical activity can help your body’s systems – including its detoxification system – function properly and protect against disease. It is advisable to do at least 150-300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise – such as brisk walking – or 75-150 minutes a week of high-intensity physical activity – such as running. Before the workout, provide energy with a protein ball or protein muesli from Vitalia, and after the workout, regenerate your muscles with a protein bar.
… nor on liquids
Water does much more than quench your thirst. It regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints, aids digestion and absorption of nutrients, and detoxifies your body by removing toxins. Help the detox process by consuming green tea, which is rich in antioxidants that prevent the negative effects of free radicals.
Focus on your sleep
Providing adequate and quality sleep every night is essential to support your body’s health and natural detoxification system. Sleep allows your brain to reorganize and replenish itself, as well as remove toxic waste by-products that have accumulated during the day. Therefore, consume a light dinner, 3-4 hours before your bedtime, so that the body can process it. Combine fresh salads seasoned with seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame) and cold pressed pumpkin or flaxseed oil. Don’t ignore the power of oats and choose oatmeal in combination with low-fat yogurt and nuts. This combination is rich in B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids that help in a peaceful and restful sleep.