Detox Tips For The New Year Print
After the Christmas binge many people look at January as the perfect time to give their body a rest and clean. Psychologically it’s the start of a fresh new year, and physically it follows Christmas where most of us have over-indulged with too much unhealthy eating and drinking. So start the new year by giving your body the chance to fell tip top again.
Your local pharmacy can be the best place to start with lots of friendly free advice and a whole range of different products to help detox and improve your general health.
Detoxing has many benefits – it can enhance your energy levels, aid weight loss, clear the skin and improve digestion.
Ilona Wesle is a nutritionist and co-founder of MyDetoxDiet, and she suggests following these detox tips for seven days…
1) Avoid black tea, coffee and alcohol. Instead drink herbal tea, for example nettle is great at supporting the kidneys.
2) Drink at least 1 litre of water per day – ideally more. Keep a bottle near you or by your desk and sip regularly – you’ll be amazed how easy it is if you drink little and often.
3) Drink fresh juices, e.g. carrot, beetroot, apple and cucumber as they are fantastically nourishing and cleansing
4) Avoid processed foods e.g. ready meals, savory snacks and biscuits. Instead eat food in its natural state. Cook it by steaming, lightly boiling or poaching – this way you will keep most of the goodness in the food (and retain the full flavour)
5) Chose fresh and if possible, organic, food in order to minimize your intake of toxic pesticides. Even if you cant make every item organic, do the best you can – it will make a difference
6) Eat at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day – ideally more. At lunchtime and for dinner, aim to cover at least 60% of your plate with vegetables and eat as much variety as possible
7) Reduce your consumption of animal products. Avoid dairy and replace milk with soya or nut milks. Lentils, beans, quinoa, seeds and nuts are good protein alternatives
8) And finally, you can support the Detox process by getting a good night’s sleep and excercising regularly, maybe try Yoga or Pilates, or treat yourself to a massage.
By looking after your body now you will give yourself the best chance to stay healthy in the cold months ahead and enjoy life to the full.

After the Christmas binge many people look at January as the perfect time to give their body a rest and clean. Psychologically it’s the start of a fresh new year, and physically it follows Christmas where most of us have over-indulged with too much unhealthy eating and drinking. So start the new year by giving your body the chance to fell tip top again.


Your local pharmacy can be the best place to start with lots of friendly free advice and a whole range of different products to help detox and improve your general health. Detoxing has many benefits – it can enhance your energy levels, aid weight loss, clear the skin and improve digestion. Ilona Wesle is a nutritionist and co-founder of MyDetoxDiet, and she suggests following these detox tips for seven days…

 

1) Avoid black tea, coffee and alcohol. Instead drink herbal tea, for example nettle is great at supporting the kidneys.


2) Drink at least 1 litre of water per day – ideally more. Keep a bottle near you or by your desk and sip regularly – you’ll be amazed how easy it is if you drink little and often.


3) Drink fresh juices, e.g. carrot, beetroot, apple and cucumber as they are fantastically nourishing and cleansing


4) Avoid processed foods e.g. ready meals, savory snacks and biscuits. Instead eat food in its natural state. Cook it by steaming, lightly boiling or poaching – this way you will keep most of the goodness in the food (and retain the full flavour)


5) Chose fresh and if possible, organic, food in order to minimize your intake of toxic pesticides. Even if you cant make every item organic, do the best you can – it will make a difference


6) Eat at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day – ideally more. At lunchtime and for dinner, aim to cover at least 60% of your plate with vegetables and eat as much variety as possible


7) Reduce your consumption of animal products. Avoid dairy and replace milk with soya or nut milks. Lentils, beans, quinoa, seeds and nuts are good protein alternatives


8) And finally, you can support the Detox process by getting a good night’s sleep and excercising regularly, maybe try Yoga or Pilates, or treat yourself to a massage. By looking after your body now you will give yourself the best chance to stay healthy in the cold months ahead and enjoy life to the full.