There is no denying that detoxing and eating clean makes a difference. The benefits of detoxing may include brighter skin, a boost in energy, better sleep, a reduction in inflammation, digestive improvements... and the list goes on.* The bottom line is that it wouldn’t hurt to make detoxing a habit and now that Spring is in the air, it's a great time to do a little cleaning from the inside out.
Here are five easy ways you can start detoxing today (plus a few product suggestions to help make your regimen a little easier):
1. Cleanse, alkalinize and energize with green superfoods.
2. Pull toxins out and cleanse the mouth with coconut oil.
UseBarlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oilfor a 20-minute oil pulling! Oil pulling allows the mouth to salivate enough so that it can trap toxins within the oil particles. It is a great way to remove some of the junk and toxins that are living in your mouth, and it’s super easy! Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes. Keep in mind the oil will thicken as you swish, which is normal. It’s best to do oil pulling while doing other chores or activities; otherwise those 20 minutes might seem like a lifetime. When you are finished, spit the oil out in the sink. Make sure youdon’t swallowany of the oil as it will be full of the toxins in your mouth.
3. Detox from the inside out with chia seeds.
Once digested,Barlean's Organic Chia Seedsbecome gelatinous and absorb toxins from the liver and pass them to the colon for excretion. The result? A digestive track cleanse.* Not to mention chia seeds are big onOmega-3s, which support heart health, glowing skin, strong nails and shiny hair. Not too bad for a little seed, right?
4. Say goodbye to toxins with ground flaxseed.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, renowned nutritionist and author suggests usingBarlean's Forti-FlaxTMwhen detoxifying the body to ensure all toxins are eliminated properly! Plus, you can add Forti-Flax to most of your favorite foods – from smoothies to salads to oatmeal.
5. Make a delicious smoothie to pack in the nutrients and detox on the go.
A smoothie is a great way to detox once a week no matter how packed your schedule is. And great news: we've got a whole booklet of delicious smoothie recipes that you can download for free. Just click on the link below.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.