We all feel we need a reset at one point or another, and what better time than the season of new beginnings? While the body has the ability to detox naturally, different environmental factors, toxins, stressors and other natural aspects of life may leave us feeling like we need a bit of a boost. This blog contains our top tips and favorite supplements to help the body's various detox systems.*
Lifestyle Tips to Detox Naturally
The idea of detoxing is everywhere in the wellness world. There are hundreds of ways to cleanse and reset, from juice cleanses to fasting to particular diets and more. However, we believe that detoxing is simply incorporating healthy choices into our daily routines. Try a few of the following healthy swaps:
Add Healthy Foods to Your Diet
When many people think of detoxing, they think of eliminating unhealthy foods and restricting intake, but we also believe in replacing those unhealthy foods with healthy plant foods to aid in alleviating that stuffed feeling from overeating/drinking. Try incorporating veggies and fruits to stimulate the body’s natural detox systems, such as the digestive system, and eat more plant-based proteins while limiting animal protein sources.*
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking plenty of water daily can help keep organs functioning smoothly to aid with the body’s natural detox process.* The kidneys play a large part in eliminating toxins, so it’s important to keep them running smoothly by staying hydrated. Try taking a large water bottle with you on-the-go, and aim to drink half of your weight in ounces daily. We love including a few tablespoons of Nature's Lab Organic Chia Seeds for a filling, fiber-packed addition to water.
Eliminate or Reduce Sugary Foods
Foods containing refined or added sugars tend to be low-nutrient and may lead to inflammation.* Limit exposure to these low-nutrient foods and beverages (such as chips, cookies, pastries and more) and replace them with more nutrient-dense food to provide energy and leave you satiated longer.* Try veggie slices with hummus, fruit with nut butters, trail mix, seeds, berries or a healthy smoothie instead. Looking to support inflammatory health? Try Nature's Lab Turmeric Extract.*
Limit Caffeine, Alcohol and Sugary Beverages
More than 90% of alcohol is metabolized in the liver, an important organ that helps remove toxins from the body. Excess alcohol can adversely impact liver function, so it’s important to reduce or eliminate alcohol intake during a detox.* Additionally, alcohol and sugary beverages are filled with empty calories, and sugar and caffeine can negatively impact inflammatory health.* Instead, replace these drinks with water, green tea, and refreshing lemon water to stay hydrated and keep detox systems running smoothly, and try Nature's Lab Super Thistle to support liver health.*
Incorporate 30 Minutes of Exercise Into Your Day
Regular exercise can help keep the body’s systems moving and detoxing. Moving the body causes you to sweat (another way to eliminate toxins) and forces your circulatory system to work harder to detox naturally.* Exercise may also improve digestion and promote healthy sleep.* Aim for 30 minutes of exercise daily and stay active. To help give workout routines an energizing boost, try Nature's Lab Green Tea Extract or add Nature's Lab Organic Maca Root Powder to your favorite nutritional shake for additional endurance.*
Aim for 8 Hours of Quality Sleep Nightly
Sleep is a vital component of health and wellness, and the importance of a full-night’s sleep is often overlooked. Quality sleep is important to concentration, productivity, cognition, and even weight and immune management.* Aim for 8 hours of quality sleep nightly to allow the body time to properly repair cells.* Try to keep on a healthy sleep schedule during weekends and weekdays alike to encourage healthy sleep habits through these uncertain times. Check out our Three Levels of Sleep Support to supplement your nighttime wellness regimen.*
Make Time for Self-Care
Not only is it important to detox physically, but supporting mental wellness is another important aspect of detoxing. De-stress with your favorite hobby, a relaxing bath, a refreshing face mask or some calming meditation. Keeping your mind and emotions healthy is just as important as your physical wellbeing. We love incorporating Paradise Springs Essential Oils into DIY beauty and self-care recipes.
Supplements to Support Your Detox Journey
In addition to incorporating healthy lifestyle and food choices into your detox, it’s important to take supplements to help support your body’s natural detox systems.* We’ve gathered our favorite supplements that support a variety of detox functions here, as well as a few favorites below.
Nature's Lab Super Thistle
Nature's Lab Super Thistle is a comprehensive blend of herbs and antioxidants to promote healthy liver function.* This unique formula helps support natural detox functions and liver function including bile production, secretion and release in the body.*
Herbs: Super Thistle contains milk thistle, artichoke, dandelion and turmeric extracts. These ancient herbs have been long-regarded for their potential benefits in supporting liver health.* Milk thistle works to promote healthy liver function by inhibiting toxins in liver cells, while artichoke extract promotes healthy bile flow and fat digestion.* Dandelion promotes antioxidant health, and turmeric helps support immune, digestive and liver health as well as a healthy inflammatory system.*
- Antioxidants: Super Thistle contains the antioxidants Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Glutathione and N-Acetyl L-Cysteine to promote antioxidant health and protect the body's detox systems from cell-damaging free radicals.*