The Ultimate Detox Smoothie to Kick-Start Your Metabolism
Detoxing is more popular than ever, and for good reason. We live in an increasingly polluted environment, loaded with toxins; the soil we grow our food in is often nutrient-depleted and many consume processed, factory-made foods supplying scant nutrients. Ironically, our bodies wind up requiring even more vitamins and minerals to effectively metabolize nutrient-depleted foods. Add that depletion with less time spent outdoors, minimal exercise, prescription drugs and medications, and chronic stress, and the result is that many individuals are truly nutritionally deficient.
All Signs Lead to Detox
A detox is simply making strategic dietary changes to your diet that will help counteract the impact of pollutants and chemicals. This can help to reduce inflammation, support a healthy gut, balance blood sugar, and support your liver. There are numerous signs that your body may be trying to alert you that may mean you need to try a detox diet, or that you need to speak with a nutritionist:
- You crave sugar and carbohydrates
- You experience digestive issues, like bloating
- You constantly feel fatigued or stressed
- You have trouble with weight management and sleep
There is no specific detox diet that will work for everyone. Be sure to speak with your doctor or a nutritionist before starting any new regimen.
The goods news is there are some minor dietary changes you can make that can support overall wellness. There are many foods that support this, including whole-foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains. You’ll want to remove foods that cause allergies or intolerance’s that can trigger inflammatory responses. And, above all, you’ll want to add super foods to your diet like leafy greens, herbs and spices.
For on-the-go detoxing, here is a detox smoothie recipe you just can’t miss!