WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO DETOX IN WINTER
Have you ever noticed that you’re hungrier when it’s cold? That’s because your body needs to maintain a certain internal temperature to function. So when it’s cold, it tells you to eat more so that it has more calories to burn.
However, when you eat more, your body uses more energy to digest all that food. This leaves less energy for your body to maintain other necessary functions like your immune system – making you more vulnerable to getting sick.
A winter detox allows you to channel your energy, hit reset on your food intake, and stay healthy and energised. In short, you don’t need to wait for summer to look and feel your best.
8 TIPS FOR THE BEST WINTER DETOX RESULTS
Wear warm clothing made of natural material like cotton or wool to allow your skin to breathe and sweat (one of the ways our bodies detoxify).
Keep your socks on in the house, or wear wool slippers. Our bodies lose energy through our extremities, so socks and slippers make a huge difference in keeping us warm.
Take warm baths or long warm showers if a bath is not available.
Shocking the system with a short burst of cold can help activate detoxification. So if you’re brave enough, turn the shower’s cold tap on full blast for a couple of seconds.
Drink lots of hot herbal teas like Herbex Detox Tea.
If possible, sweat out the toxins in a sauna.
When having a liquid meal, have warm soup instead of a cold smoothie or juice, especially at night.
Use your fireplace if you’ve got one. Besides keeping you warm, there is something very nurturing about relaxing around a fire.