The liver in particular works extra hard during the holiday season to filter the blood, helping to rid it of impurities and toxins such as ethanol and environmental pesticides. So while we usually devote most of January to detoxing our bodies, we may want to think about detoxing before a period of indulgence, to give our liver a chance to prepare.
A few simple changes to our lifestyle to the run up to December will help to clear out the body and also mind and soul. It can help to boost immunity to avoid a Christmas cold and help us to destress before the chaos. Here are a few ideas to consider in the run up to the festive period.
Cut Back on Processed Food
One of the hardest things about this time of the year is how early the sun goes down in the evenings. We recommend stocking up on vegetables and protein and staying away from processed foods. This will not only make us feel less bloated but also more energetic which is something we all need at this time of the year.
Kickstart the Detox with a Tailored Supplement
Although fruit and veg are great sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep the body healthy and boost the immune system we also recommend adding supplements into our diet for this cleanse. The Beautifully Nourished Detox Supplement can give our body the push it needs to cleanse the body of toxins. The blend features Konjac Fibre, Aloe Vera, Anise Seed, Rhubarb root and probiotic Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which can help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in our digestive tract. Take it twice a day for the best results.
We often overlook sleep as an important part of keeping healthy and with the festive season inevitably bringing many late nights it is crucial to focus on this. During our pre Christmas detox make sure to sleep for at least the recommended eight hours a night. Listen to our body, if it needs more sleep than that, then don’t be afraid to lie in a little.