Christmas and the festive period tend to be a time of indulgence and treats. With the arrival of January, the “new year, new me” mindset drives many of us into a health kick or detox. We’ve asked our nutritionist, Beth, to explain what exactly a detox is and how supplements can help.
What Is A Detox?
A term often passed around without much understanding; a detox is a process our bodies go through daily. Through the work of your organs, namely your liver and kidneys, the body detoxifies to expel waste products and toxins. While this occurs naturally, we can choose to engage in healthy behaviours (and disengage in unhealthy behaviours) in order to accelerate the detoxification process.
How Do I Detox?
There are a variety of ways we can aid the detoxification process. For example, you can limit alcohol intake and drink more water. You can also reduce sugar and processed foods in your diet, while replacing them with more antioxidant-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables. You can improve your sleep, increase your exercise, and limit stressors.
Alongside these lifestyle changes, one of the easiest and most convenient ways you can support the detoxification process and boost your health kick is through the use of supplements.
Our Top 3 Supplements To Support Your Health Kick:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
These delicious apple flavoured gummies are fortified with vitamin C, chromium and 500mg apple cider vinegar. Chromium plays an essential role in body weight maintenance and blood sugar control. 1
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which protects the cells from oxidative stress. This can reduce risk of disease and promote anti-ageing properties of the skin. Vitamin C also contributes to normal psychological and immune system function, as well as to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 2