The holiday season means family reunions, countless party invitations and sumptuous dinners! You might have found yourself slicing another piece of that cake and drinking few more glasses of wine. It sure is the most wonderful time of the year, however your diet plan might have been side tracked, if not completely forgotten, at the site of roast turkey. There is no need to worry though because you can detox to drop your holiday pounds!
What is detoxification?
Detoxification, otherwise known as detox, is the natural process of the body getting rid of harmful or potentially damaging substances in our bodies. There are studies showing that the food and beverages we consume may consist of preservatives and ingredients that can lead to various diseases and possible weight gain. When you detox, you are helping your body get rid of these harmful chemicals. This is why medical experts advise us to consume fresh and organic produce as they are natural and reduce the intake of harsh chemical and pesticides. Detoxing is really just about living a healthier lifestyle and watching what you eat and drink!
Why should you detox?
Factors, including environmental and poor lifestyle choices, are leading causes of diseases and stress. Our body has a built-in process of getting rid of these substances i.e. the kidney. However, a detox can help our body, and mind, to reorient towards a healthier, cleaner lifestyle.
Benefits of detox include:
- Faster metabolism – which can be helpful for your weight loss journey
- Decreased stress levels
- Better quality sleep
- Promotes immunity that shields your body against common type of diseases such as colds
- Lowers cholesterol and helps prevent cancer, diabetes and other brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Promotes good-looking skin and healthy hair
So, if you’re thinking of getting started, there are lots of options out there. Being based in the UK – where tea is a huge thing – we’ve pulled together a list of some popular tea detox systems. There are also many food and juice based options out there as well!
Skinny Detox Tea 14 Days Treatment (starts at £17.90) can help you with your detox journey in the morning and night. It is made with 100% organic ingredients and comes with a free nutrition and diet plan.
The 28 day Teatox from BooTea (£40/$59) provides the ultimate detox for those who are serious about their cleansing process. You can definitely see amazing results within 28 days! It does not only promote weight loss but it also promotes beautiful looking skin and hair.
Another product to help you with your detox/weight loss journey is through Pukka Herbs Detox tea. I personally prefer the Lemon and Mandarin with Lemon Verbena (£2.39) because of its fruity twist. Pukka Herbs come from 100% organically-made produce so it is absolutely caffeine-free. If you want to go green, try the Pukka Supreme Matcha Green (£2.39). Matcha teas are also a good source of antioxidants that helps to detoxify your body and boost metabolism.
Other detox plans
You can also detox using juice cleanse made from fresh, organically made and pesticide-free raw fruits and vegetables. Not only is this cleansing, it provides you with the required nutrients and minerals that you need for your body.
The Cuisinart Fruit & Vegetable Juice Extractor (£70.00/$130) is a perfect tool for your juice cleanse. It is easy to use and clean so there is no need to worry about drips and spills when concocting your favourite juice of the day. Plus, it also looks good in your kitchen!