Are you too nice?
Time to ditch the look and put on something a bit more sassy
while the body does a pretty good job of detoxifying itself, every now and then our kidneys and liver need a helping hand. With all the additives, preservatives and hidden ingredients in food and drink, our bodies can’t always efficiently remove the toxins at the speed they are coming in. That’s when a detox is timely. GO GREEN
If you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, and a bit ‘blah’, then introduce a daily dose of super greens. Spirulina and chlorophyll flood your body with nutrients and antioxidants, while also alkalising the gut. They’re gentle on the stomach and can help improve mental clarity, energy and even bloating.
LOVE YOUR LIVER
Liver function can significantly impact your metabolic rate and energy levels. While the liver performs a range of critical functions, one of its main roles is detoxification. It’s easy to keep your liver healthy with a good liver tonic and many everyday foods can help. Bitter and sour foods stimulate the secretion of bile, assisting digestion and promoting normal bowel elimination and metabolism, while also helping to eliminate any excessive build-up in the liver. Consuming foods such as beetroot, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, onion, garlic, leeks, chives, fresh herbs including mint, coriander, watercress, basil and rocket, endive, chicory and radicchio, as well as broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage, can help support detoxification.
Bitter herbs have been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for a sluggish liver. Some herbs and nutrients that support the liver include milk thistle, dandelion and turmeric. They all assist the liver to produce healthy bile and help it to flow out through the gallbladder, supporting detoxification. The amino acids taurine and glutamine combined with vitamin Bs and magnesium as well as the mineral selenium are also important for optimum liver function. For support while detoxing, go to healthylife.com.au