With cold and flu season approaching it is important to keep your mind and body healthy with a winter detox. Every season it is beneficial to detox but when the temperatures turn cold, it helps to build your immune system and fight off infection.
Here are signs that you may need a winter detox:
- You tend to feel cold, especially in your hands and feet.
- Your skin is dry.
- You have frequent bloating after meals.
- You feel tired during the day.
- You have low energy.
- You are interested in natural health and want to feel your best!
Ways to live with the seasons in the winter include: sleeping more and eating warm, nutrient-dense foods. If you experience dry skin during the winter months, foods that are high in healthy fats are beneficial. Eats foods such as salmon, avocados, coconut oil, bone broth recipes, grass-fed meats, farm raised eggs and root veggies. Stay away from loads of sugar, dairy, alcohol and fast foods.
Winter Detox Recipes
-Start every morning with warm water and fresh lemon.
-Detox tea including: lemon, freshly grated ginger (about 1tsp), a dash of turmeric, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
- Handful organic curly kale leaves, de-stemmed
- Handful organic spinach leaves
- ½ pineapple, cored and sectioned
- 1 c. mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
- ¼ to ½ c. unsweetened coconut milk (for desired consistency)
- 4 ice cubes
- 4 drops almond extract (optional)
-Spicy Lemon Detox Tea: hot water, fresh lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper.
- -Mint Green Shake
- 1 cup of kale
- 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric or 1 tsp of ground turmeric
- 4-5 sprigs of mint
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
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