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You might have heard of several celebrity detox diets such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s 30-day weight loss and detox diet and Beyoncé’s raw food detox diet. On the other hand, there is no need for any drastically demanding diet plans or regimes if you want to detox your body. In fact, a detox could be really simple if you understand what the word “detox” actually means.
A Brief Introduction to Detox
Contrary to popular belief, a detox does not only entail weight loss.
Put simply a “detox” refers to the process in which an individual ‘cleanses’ his or her body through abstaining from ‘bad’ foods that contain toxins. Instead, the individual consumes natural and whole foods that contain the nutrients and minerals which are beneficial for the body. A detox is a great way to get rid of the toxins and harmful substances in your body.
Detox diets often involve a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, green juices as well as lean proteins like chicken breast and egg whites.
Alternative Ways to Detox Your Body
On the other hand, there are numerous other ways to detox the body apart from embarking on a strict and drastic diet regime. This way, you won’t go crazy from abstaining from your favourite foods and adjusting to a new diet plan.
1. Enhance Your Lymphatic Health
Firstly, boosting your lymphatic health is an excellent way to ‘cleanse’ your body. The main function of your lymphatic nodes is to rid your body of toxins and protect your immune system through carrying wastes away from your cardiovascular system and tissues. However, the lymph nodes can get congested and weakened through snacking on excessive junk food and drinking too much alcohol.
This is where ReFa’s range of beauty rollers comes in! With numerous beauty rollers coated with platinum to target the lymph nodes, ReFa’s collection of beauty rollers give users a relaxing and skin-tightening massage whilst also enhancing blood circulation and promoting lymphatic health. The double drainage rollers mimic an esthetician’s kneading massage to help lift the skin and expel toxins from the body.
Try the ReFa CARAT RAY – a beauty roller developed using cutting-edge technology to help users attain clearer and tighter skin as well as improved overall health. Use this tool on your cheeks, shoulders, neck as well as arms to enhance lymphatic health and blood circulation.
2. Make Healthy Swaps
Detox does not mean that you have to starve yourself. It just means that you need to make smarter food choices. Swap white grains for whole ones and abstain from processed foods and artificial flavourings. Also, avoid gassy drinks and coffee – swap these for water and tea instead. Superfoods are beneficial for your lymphatic health and help you get great skin too!
3. Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes
A night out at the bar with your colleagues after a long day at work might be relieving – but alcohol and cigarettes are detrimental to your lymphatic health. Instead of quenching your thirst with alcohol and opt for green juices instead. Also, if you need a stress-reliever, opt for a run or leisurely stroll instead of smoking a cigarette.