Ready to get your energy back? Can’t get a handle on those weight loss goals? Feel like your gut needs a reset? The holidays are a special time of year filled with celebrations, toasting the new year, and indulging (and over-indulging) in meals, sweets, drinks, and more.
When it’s time to get back to your daily routine, you may feel tired, sluggish, and downright grumpy. We totally get it. Luckily, a detox may be just what you need to get back to your daily routine. Check out these five tips for a healthy detox.
Eggnog at Christmas, champagne for the new year, maybe a nightcap for all the days in between? Why not challenge yourself to a Dry January and abstain from drinking for the rest of the month? Then, make sure you’re staying hydrated by drinking enough water.
Not only is this good for your heart and liver, but cutting back on alcohol may also help you slim down. Like the idea of cutting back or abstaining, but really like that glass of wine before bed to help you relax? Our Unwined Chill drink is like that coveted glass of wine but without the alcohol, excess sugar, and expensive price tag.
Some minimally processed foods aren’t bad for you. Items like frozen or canned fish, precut veggies and salads, tofu, and fiber-rich cereals made with whole grains are healthy convenient options. Others, like frozen pizzas and other pre-packaged ready-made meals, are not. Loaded with extra sugar, salt, and artificial ingredients, these are the foods you’ll want a detox from.
Many times we look to processed foods for convenience. Whether we are wanting a break from cooking or need something that’s quick and easy on busy days, processed foods aren’t your only choice. With a little food prep ahead of time you can ensure you always have healthy options on hand.
For added convenience that doesn’t skimp on taste, check out our All-in-one Happy Shake which is loaded with all the good stuff like vitamins, plant fiber, quality protein, and heart-healthy antioxidants.
3. Welcome Probiotics
Important for good gut health, probiotics are the “good” bacteria in your gut. Without it, according to Healthline, unhealthy bacteria can be responsible for weakening your immune and detoxification systems while increasing your risk of disease and inflammation.
In addition, a healthy microbiome is essential for weight loss, good mood, deep sleep, productive energy, healthy skin, heart health, brain health, and a balanced immune system. That’s one of the reasons we created Optimal Probiotic 8™. With eight different strains of beneficial probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics, each capsule is loaded with 23 billion healthy bacteria.
Nix the sugar, and opt for high fiber like the fermentable fibers found in beans and legumes, as well as antioxidant-rich foods found in strawberries, and other berries, as well as pecans, kale, spinach, and more.
You can even get antioxidants (as well as a slew of other benefits) from our beverages like ElevaciTea® Vanilla Chai and ZEST® + Happy Lemonade. With healthy ingredients and a refreshing taste, they’ll only feel like a splurge.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one of the most important things you can do to improve your health is to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine.
So how does exercise fit into your detox efforts? Because exercise can help reduce inflammation, it helps the body’s detox system. In addition, exercise can also help with constipation and help food move through the large intestine faster.
Need a little pick-me-up to help motivate you to do your exercise routine? Speaking of productive energy, weight management, and a good mood, have you checked out our newest product PerX™ Frost?
PerX Frost features the most potent natural nootropics blend we’ve ever created. These nootropics may help boost your brain’s “feel good” hormones, improve cognition, and suppress hunger and cravings. That means you get appetite control, ultimate mental focus, and healthy, happy energy to the “X” power!
You can also use PerX Frost as a pre-workout drink as it contains ingredients that help to increase endurance and stamina!
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