Detox Yourself Beautiful!

Heavy week? Month? Year? It’s time to do away with the junk and alcohol and detox!

So, to give you the kick-start you need, here are a few ways that you can improve your daily diet to get your metabolism going and your body cleaning itself! People who binge frequently are likely to be vehicle for various ailments. This especially holds true as we begin to get older. Ever wonder why? Well, this is because our body needs cleansing from time to time, and this cleansing, known as detoxification, can be done at home with the addition of a few foods in your meals. Given below are a few foods that you can incorporate in your daily diet:

Basil – This herb can be grown easily at home. It has a lot of medicinal properties and does more than adding flavour to your dishes! It is an antioxidant and also helps in digestion. It also detoxifies the kidneys keeps them free of toxins (aiding digestion and keeping things going in your body)

Ginger – This is an essential in many Chinese and Japanese meals. The addition of grated or finely chopped ginger to food keeps your digestion in good condition, cleansing the bowels and kidneys and is also great for skin. When ginger is taken along with basil and honey, it also helps the symptoms of the common cold! Add it to your food for enhancing taste and also for a boost of a healthy feeling!

Lemon Peel – Lemon juice is added to dishes to enhance their taste and for the many properties that the juice has itself - but lemon peel is usually thrown away. Lemon peel is in fact rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins and helps to digest food too. And of course, when lemon zest is added to food, it enhances the flavour. Never a bad thing!

Turmeric – This spice has a lot of benefits and is used in food. It has anti-septic properties and is known for its capacity to burn body fats, for blood purification and improving digestion. Chewing turmeric roots is a cure for acne and it promotes healthy skin with a radiant glowing complexion!

Peppermint – This is a powerful detoxification herb that cleanses the body. It also increases oxygen in the blood and cleanses stomach. When chewed, it acts as a mouth freshener, saving you money on expensive mouthwash!

Hemp – The seeds of this plant are rich in anti-oxidants and contain Vitamins C and E in abundance. They also contain chlorophyll that detoxifies the body. So, try adding hemp seeds to your salads and yogurt for all its benefits.

These naturally occurring herbs and foods are good for your health in general and promote detoxification. You really don’t have to starve yourself, or just live on water and lettuce leaves. Why not enjoy the benefits of the herbs while enjoying the flavours that they bring to your meals?