Now that you’ve perfected your new year routine, have you noticed that it might be time to start focusing on your health? Even if you consider yourself to be healthy, there may be underlying signs and symptoms that can signify that your body could benefit from a detox. The word “detox” can be frightening if your diet involves a lot of sugars, sodas, and sweets — but the results of a full body cleanse can be extremely beneficial for your body and your overall health.
At The Online Drugstore, we have vitamins, supplements, teas, and more that can help you through your first full body cleanse of the year. Keep reading for more tips on starting a detox, and get the help and support you need from The Online Drugstore today.
Our first tip is easy: drink more water! If you regularly drink anything other than water, it may be time for a break. Now is the time to replace those sodas, that extra cup of coffee (or two), and that alcohol every night with a nice, big glass of water. Not only will your body thank you, but you may start to find that you have more energy, you sleep better, and your skin clears up. Never underestimate the power of drinking the recommended amount of water each day: 8 glass or half of your body weight in ounces.
Get Enough Sleep
The combination of drinking enough water and getting enough sleep is a game changer. When you are asleep, your body is able to heal from illness, aches and pains, and more. Getting enough sleep can increase your energy levels (not surprisingly), help your muscles heal after a workout, and even play a role in helping you lose those stubborn extra pounds. If you get in the habit of drinking a full glass of water when you wake up in the morning — we guarantee that you’ll notice a difference in the way you feel everyday. Give it a try for yourself this year.
Limit Alcohol Intake
While we briefly mentioned it early, reducing the amount of alcohol that you consume on a regular basis can greatly improve your body’s immune system and its functions — especially concerning your liver. Replace your daily glass of wine with a glass of water for a couple of months and give your organs the love and care they deserve.
Stop With The Sugar
This may be the hardest step of all, simply because our body craves sugar if we are regularly consuming sugary things. In fact, the symptoms of sugar withdrawal can be as serious as the symptoms of a drug withdrawal, which should be taken as a warning of how necessary it is for our health to detox from sugar every so often. Sugar does more harm than good for your body and its ability to function. Yes, you may experience a quick “sugar high,” but there are many other healthier options for getting a boost of energy (like drinking more water, for one.)
If you need some extra help getting through that sugar withdrawal, check out a recent post about The Harsh Reality of Sugar Addiction.
Fruits & Veggies
As you reduce your sugar intake, you can easily replace those sweets with naturally sweet fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, watermelon, and more! And no matter what meal of the day you’re enjoying — you can always add veggies. Broccoli, asparagus, peas, oh my! If you’re struggling to think of where or how to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet, just think of it this way — if you can pull it out of the ground, off of a plant, or out of a tree, it most like is good for you and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Stay Healthy With The Online Drugstore
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