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Lifeland Team

The holidays can be a wonderful time, but we easily overindulge on treats and drinks. Probably because we end up thinking “it only comes but once a year” so we go on to eat all the holiday goodies before they’re gone again for the year.
Well if you're feeling bloated from overindulging? Cleansing the body can help kick start people into a healthier routine. 

Here's how to detox your system and put you on a healthy eating track for the New Year.

1. Drink Warm Water With Lemon

Begin your day with warm lemon water and sip it throughout the day. Adding a little lemon to your water is a great way to add flavor and experience the benefits offered by lemons. Warm lemon water alkalizes your body, revs up your metabolism, clears the bowels and curbs cravings throughout the day. Consuming enough water is essential to help your liver and kidneys filter out toxins.
How to do it:
Use purified water that should be lukewarm, not scalding hot. Avoid ice cold water, since that can be a lot for your body to process and it takes more energy to process ice cold water than the warm. Always use fresh lemons, never bottled lemon juice. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a cup and drink it down first thing before you eat a single thing, or workout, etc.

2. Green Tea

This well-known healthy drink washes out toxins with its special antioxidants called CATECHINS, which also increases liver function.
How to do it:
 When brewing green tea, take a little extra care, as boiling water is bad for the precious catechins (tea's healthy chemicals). Do bring your water to a boil, but let it rest for about ten minutes. Then, pour the water over the tea and brew for about one minute before serving. A cup of plain green tea has only 2 calories. Adding 1 tablespoon of honey bumps up the calories in your very low-calorie tea.

3. Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is another term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It is a simple way to get the benefits of a fast without feeling like you’re deprived of food. Eat your last meal no later than 7 p.m. in the evening. It is in this fasting state that your body is much better able to burn fat as fuel. Once lunchtime rolls around, you’ll have fasted for over 16 hours, giving your digestive system a total reset. During intermittent fasting, Timing matters. So if you’re going to fast do it on days when you're likely to have less physical exertion to avoid being burned out.

4.  Lemon + Ginger + Honey Drink

This Lemon Ginger Honey Detox Drink is a great way to start your day.  This detox drink is rich in vitamin c and antioxidants and helps to gently cleanse and alkalize the body.
How to do it:
·       2 cups of hot water.
·       5-10 slices of ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced.
·       Juice of 1 lemon (or if it is big and juicy).
·       1-2 tablespoons of honey.
Peel the ginger and make thin slices, mash them in a mortar, pour with boiling water and let it stand for a few minutes (5-7). At this time, squeeze the juice of half a lemon. Strain the water from the ginger; add the lemon juice, honey. And that is all.

Try these products if you would like to cleanse or detoxify your system. (Click image to shop)

‍HOLLAND & BARRETT ALOE VERA COLON CLEANSE 330MG (60 TABLETS)

‍YOGI TEA ORGANIC DETOX (17 BAGS)
(Click here to read our article on cleansing your system)

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