January is here and many of us are ready to hit the restart button! Implementing new healthy habits is always great, but sometimes before we can get those new habits to take hold, we have to go through a detox to rid ourselves of anything weighing us down. While there are some pretty crazy detox fad diets out there (we want to be clear, we aren’t promoting that kind of detox), what we’re suggesting is a bit simpler: just start making healthier choices.
Not sure where to start? We’ve got 5 suggestions to get you started.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times: hydration is important. Drinking plenty of fluids (ideally, water) helps your body perform it’s natural detoxification functions and keeps you looking and feeling your best. Upping your water intake can support energy, digestion, and skin health. Make 2019 the year to finally consistently achieve your hydration goals.
Eat more whole foods
When you fuel your body with the nutrients it needs and begin to eliminate processed junk from your diet, you’ll likely notice a difference in the way you feel. We know it can be difficult to cut processed foods entirely out of your diet, so aim for progress over perfection here. From your food to your vitamins and supplements, aim for high-quality, clean ingredients. (Psst… did you know that Puremark Naturals offers an array of supplements that are non-GMO, preservative-free, vegan, and vegetarian?)
Focus on fiber
It’s difficult to talk about detoxing without touching on the topic of digestion. Eating a diet rich in fiber can help keep you regular and support your body’s natural detoxification functions. In addition to filling up on fiber, taking a daily probiotic can help with digestion.*
Consider your relationships
In addition to less-than-healthy foods and drinks to detox from your life in 2019, it may also be time to consider relationships or situations that need adjusting or possibly even severing. Our attitude and outlook on life play a major role in our overall health and stress from unhealthy relationships can have a negative impact on our emotional well-being. Sure, it’s not possible (or even desirable) to avoid adversity entirely, but if you can surround yourself with positivity when possible, your own attitude will likely begin to reflect that.
Detoxing, although sometimes difficult, can be cathartic. Nothing says “new beginning” like removing the toxins (in whatever form they may be) from your life. Here’s to a healthy new year!
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