As you grow older, you become more experimental with the food you eat. You widen your horizons, go to new places, and try different cuisines. Some of your food choices are healthy, but others may not be. And if you love your fast food a little too much, your gut suffers.
This is not the only thing that suffers if you are not mindful about the food you eat. Even your skin could look paler, older, and less healthy all because you chose to eat pizza for dinner instead of a healthy home-cooked meal. Thankfully, there is a way to detox that will also benefit your body.
Load up on liquid nutrients
If you’ve ever seen a health buff’s testimonial about juicing, you’ve probably either awed at the benefits or thought that it was all a scam. Though it’s not recommended to simply rely on juicing, it cannot be denied that when you consume a plethora of fruits and vegetables, they benefit the body, including your skin. Why juice them, you ask? Well, when they are in their liquid form, they are easier to absorb, so you get more of the benefits compared to when you eat a handful of slices in a salad. Again, this should be paired with a balanced diet, though.
Eat a variety of ingredients
Even if you eat salads consistently, you are not automatically healthy. You may be missing a certain part of your recommended daily diet all because you wanted to count calories. It’s not enough to buy cosmetic products online to hide the unflattering results, either. Instead of turning your diet into a strict plan, be more adventurous and introduce new food items to your palette. That aubergine may not look like the best vegetable, but give it a try before you judge. The introduction of new and healthy items into your diet will help your gut flush out toxins that could be clogging your digestive tract.
Plan your meals better
When you’re busy, one of the first things you deprioritize is your health. The stress also makes you eat more and crave for unhealthy food. You also want to eat at odd hours, and the hunger pangs are just too strong to ignore. You’re not hungry, but you want to eat because it relieves stress temporarily. This leads to poor meal choices and indigestion, especially if you eat late into the night and go to bed soon after.
You don’t realize the effects on your body immediately, but when your jeans start feeling tight and your face looks more bloated, that’s when you know it’s time for a change. You don’t have to starve yourself to detox, contrary to what popular fad diets suggest. Drop your lemonade and eat your sandwich; it’s okay. Just make sure you have ample time to digest your food, and that you are eating at the right intervals.
The food you eat has an effect on your physical health. Most especially, they affect your gut health, which will have long-term repercussions if you don’t change to healthier ways. Be more intentional in choosing the food you eat from now on.