Feeling sluggish, stressed or run down? Stuck in a weight loss plateau? Looking to have a healthier lifestyle and body but not sure where to start?
Sponsored by Naked Me Tea
A detox may be just what you need: a system reboot to help you fully recharge. Detox is a new beginning, a cleansing of the old so you can start anew. You’ll rid your body of stored toxins that can lead to health issues and affect your ability to burn fat— kickstarting your metabolism, increasing your energy and motivating you to take care of yourself with more healthy habits. But if you’re going to detox, do it in a way that’s smart and good for your body: here are five ways to detox naturally.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
60% of our bodies are made from water, but 75% of us are chronically dehydrated, which can lead to headaches, mental fuzziness and a host of health problems. We need water for proper digestion and to absorb vitamins and nutrients. Water detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries waste away. Urine should be straw colored; if it’s not, drink up!
Sweat it out
Getting your sweat on helps you to move excess body salts and other wastes through the skin, your body’s largest organ. Commit to exercising until you break a sweat every day.
Cut back on or eliminate extra sugars and processed foods
Load up on the good stuff (fruits and veggies, especially) and cut back on sugars, fats and preservatives. You’ll tame your sweet tooth, cut calories and have more energy.
Go alcohol free
A recent study found that going dry for a month lowered levels of liver fat— a precursor to liver damage— and blood glucose, a key indicator for diabetes risk. Plus, you’ll drink far fewer empty calories and feel so much better in the morning.
Try a “TeaTox”
You’ve probably heard of teas that help you to detox. Most detox teas contain Senna, which is a natural laxative (actually the primary active ingredient in Ex-Lax!). Most of the weight you lose using these teas is water weight and that can lead to electrolyte imbalances and dehydration, which is why it’s not advised to use Senna for more than two weeks.
Naked Me Tea is senna-free for a healthier, safer detox. Made with 100% all natural ingredients, their tea is full of antioxidants and health-promoting ingredients and safe to drink every day. Plus, they taste amazing! The Boost Me morning tea is made from black tea and licorice root for a natural sweetness, while the evening tea has a soothing and somewhat minty flavor to help you relax and unwind for sleep.
Benefits of Naked Me Detox Tea:
- boosts metabolism while curbing appetite
- reduces bloating
- promotes digestion
- better sleep and increased energy
- strengthens immune system and improves overall well-being
- improves skin clarity
- reduces stress and anxiety
Five FitFluential readers will receive a 14 Day Teatox Detox Kit with strainer from Naked Me Tea so they can cleanse and recharge! Drink the Boost Me tea (Yerba Mate, Black Tea, Licorice Root, Cardamom, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Cloves, Gotu Kola) each morning to help boost metabolism and immunity, increase energy and mental focus, reduce appetite and reduce bloating. Take the Cleanse Me tea (Holy Basil, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Lemon Myrtle, Linden Blossoms, Ginger Root) in the evening to help your digestive system work better overnight; the Holy Basil helps with relaxation, reduces anxiety and promotes a deeper, better sleep.