In the late fall and early winter is the perfect time to detox your body and prepare for the transition between a fast metabolism to a slow metabolism during winter.
The detox is highly efficient during autumn because your body will let loose the toxins that are slowing your body making it vulnerable to sickness, moreover, the metabolism will be accelerated, serving you good in the cold season, helping you in the weight war. There are many ways to detox your organism but only 8 ways are really easy. You can and we encourage you to repeat this detox at any point during the winter. Repeating this process will grant you boosted immunity and metabolism.
There is nothing better then devouring greens like kale, broccoli, cabbage and cucumbers in the name of your organism, this will highly encourage your body in the process and it will keep you happy all winter long when sunshine is scarce. Greenery consumed also equilibrates your body`s system removing toxins from your system and greatly boosting immunity.
#2 Sweet vegetables
With Halloween nearby it would be a shame not to consume sweet vegetables that will greatly enhance the detox process. Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots and even beets are great choices, they are all seasonal and should be consumed with ease. Vitamin A and beta-carotene also boosts immunity, cleans and protects your skin and eyes from damage.
#3 Whole Grains
Whole grains, an extraordinary effective food to be consumed in the detox process. Try to stick to grains in their whole form and avoid flours and foods usually separated such as wheat germ or bran. If you are eating bread though, whole grains are mandatory, in no way you should consume white bread. Try barley, oats, wheat berries, quinoa or millet, these will work as sponges in your body. A few soluble fibers will also absorb cholesterol and release toxins to remove from the body.
The cold season is extremely harsh on our skin which is basically our biggest organ. By cleansing our body through the release of toxins we protect our skin as well. Try to drink 2-3 liters of water a day and keep in mind that in this quantity you can count unsweetened teas, flavored water without sugar or decaffeinated coffee.
The best part of the detoxing process is the movement that it involves, this will increase the metabolism as well as excrete all the possible junk that you are detoxing, this is very important. 30-60 minutes of sweat inducing exercise a day should be more then enough and you can do whatever action it comes in handy. Whether it is a killer Pilates class, kongo jumps or heart busting cardio routine it is important to be active. Variety always helps so try detoxing movements of different kinds to keep learning from experience and having fun.
It is mandatory to not consume sugar or artificial sweeteners of any kind while you are detoxing, keep in mind that you are consuming these every day so taking a break from these is very very important. You can replace the sweets with a maximum amount of two tablespoons of agave nectar but that is all.
Another thing is often overlooked is the dairy intake throughout winter. As the weather starts to cool down you should reduce the dairy intake as much as possible to avoid excess mucus. Purchasing organic when possible can help. Keep in mind that antibiotics should be avoided as well. During detox dairy can be replaced by almond milk.
Maintain olive oil during the detox because it lubricates your body . Moreover the Omega 3 fat contained greatly enhances the fat burning abilities of your body. In this routine all you have to do is to be consistent and fair play. After all you are passing through all these for yourself only. Make your own schedule for an entire day for full week. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the schedule should be respected. To make this possible try to variate the greeneries and sweet vegetables as much as possible, variate the exercise and keep your mind busy. You decide how long you need and how harsh you are going to be on yourself. It is all worth it in the end though, this is your organism and your health that you are improving.