Reboot yourself for the new year.
By Maria Donlon
Winter is a great time of year for a reboot, whether it’s to offset the Christmas indulgence or to boost immunity in the middle of the coldest months. The good news is that our bodies are naturally designed to detoxify themselves every single day. So what is the purpose of all of this detoxing? The body is working hard all the time to maintain the delicate balance between acid and alkaline, the PH level. We can assist this natural process with some simple actions.
Hydration: We should all be getting a minimum of 2 litres of fluids per day. Add fresh lime wedges to your drinking water for flavour and to help raise that delicate PH balance.
Sleep: The deepest cleansing cycle occurs while we are sleeping so it’s really important to be getting 6-8 hours of restful sleep every night. If you have trouble falling asleep make sure to turn off your mobile phone, try some simple breathing exercises and avoid eating for 2 hours before going to bed.
Start the day with warm water with fresh lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper. This helps to flush out toxins built up overnight, kickstarts the digestive system and gets our blood flowing.
Go green: Adding green vegetables to the diet is one of the quickest ways to help alkalise the body. Try adding green vegetable juices to your daily diet for a readily absorbable supply of alkalising nutrients.