Because who says cleansing and detoxing your body has to be hard?
A detox needn’t be 7 days of fasting and juice. Here are some easy ways to help your body cleanse and detox.
SWEAT IT OUT
Sweat does more than cool off your body. It can also help your body rid itself of heavy metals and xenobiotics. An infra-red sauna, unlike a traditional sauna, heats tissue directly rather than the air around you. It’s also slightly cooler, allowing you to stay in the sauna for longer without feeling like you’re about to pass out.
A good sauna session can boost your immune system, help your skin glow and release stress and tension. Sweating pulls electrolytes and trace minerals from your system so make sure to stay hydrated.
WelleCo co-founder Elle Macpherson is an advocate. “I have my own Thersage personal infra-red at home that I use often for detoxing the body, strengthening the immune system and for glowing skin. It’s amazing!” she says.
FLUSH IT OUT
The most effective way to flush out toxins is with water. Make sure you’re getting at least 2-3 litres per day and your kidneys will thank you. Try starting your day with lemon water which helps stimulate the digestive system. The citrus also signals the liver to produce more enzymes to keep things moving freely.
Before hitting the caffeine, reach for your morning SUPER ELIXIR Greens. Containing 45 premium wholefood ingredients including Dandelion, Pro and prebiotics, Acai and Maitake Mushrooms, SUPER ELIXIR Greens is formulated to be your all-in-one daily supplement and can assist with supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes. And to make an even more potent liver-loving, detoxifying powder couple, add a vial of Detoxifying Liver Tonic Super Booster. Fuelled by Curcumin, Dandelion root, Burdock root, Schisandra Berry and Milk Thistle, the Detoxifying Liver Tonic Super Booster can support that natural cleansing functions on the liver.
SCRUB IT OUT
Skin brushing and exfoliation can help stimulate the toxins out of your skin and refresh your circulation. An ultra-thick salt paste for all-over softer, more hydrated skin, WelleCo Japanese Salt Scrub is a blend of premium natural Sea Salt, Rice Bran, Aloe Vera and Green Tea extract to leave your skin toned and nourished while stimulating the skin’s microcirculation.
“I’ve tried many body scrubs along the way but this one is exceptional. It leaves my skin looking and feeling hydrated, super firm and toned,” says WelleCo co-founder Elle Macpherson
Plus, keeping your skin smooth and exfoliated will give you a totally enviable glow. Couple that with your glow-from-within thanks to your SUPER ELIXIR Greens and Detoxifying Liver Tonic Super Booster and you’ll be swimming in compliments. Yes please.
CUT IT OUT
Decreasing the amount of sugar that you’re eating can assist your body’s natural detoxification process. When we eat more sugar, our bodies produce more insulin and this can place strain on the pancreas, which wears out our natural detoxification functions.
Consider adding prebiotics to your diet, too. The gut is the at the frontline of nutrient absorption and prebiotics will feed healthy gut bacteria that aid digestion, helping your body to take what it needs and eliminate the baddies. SUPER ELIXIR Greens is formulated with pre and probiotics that work together to support your microbiome — the community of trillions of bacteria in your body that help it function properly. It’s a synergistic relationship. Without prebiotics as fuel, probiotics are compromised leaving the body exposed to a number of various problems, including leaky gut, weak immune system, and constipation. And with no probiotics around to eat them, prebiotics would be of little value to your gut.
WORK IT OUT
Regular exercise helps your liver and kidneys do their job of naturally detoxifying your system, so if you’re feeling more of a need than usual to detox, hit the gym.
Aerobic exercise pumps oxygen and feel-good hormones into your body, increases circulation and stimulates the process of lipolysis, the breakdown of fat tissue. Don’t forget to stretch – it reduces inflammation and prevents build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.