Whatever the season, your body may benefit from a rejuvenating overhaul. Here are some top tips on how to improve your health:
Green goodness – Load up on fresh, seasonal green vegetables for their natural detoxing properties. Watercress, baby spinach, kale, brussels sprouts and spring greens contain crucial nutrients such as folic acid and riboflavin plus digestive enzymes to help their absorption. Vitamin K in spinach also contributes to a healthy nervous system and brain function so add to salads, stir-fries or even smoothies.
Antioxidant-rich teas – Green tea should be on your list. The antioxidants found in green tea leaves help to detoxify the body by eliminating harmful free radicals. Research also links drinking green tea to maintaining a slim waistline when combined with exercise.
Morning liver tonic – To kick-start your digestion, drink a glass of warm water infused with lemon. Lemons have antibacterial properties that help purify the blood and balance the pH level of your colon. Its vitamin C will also boost your immunity.
Move your body – Adding exercise on top brings added benefits. Even gentle exercise like Yoga, Pilates or simply taking a walk will help.
Take 10 minutes off – Restoring your body through rest periods is just as important as exercise. Just sit and do nothing for 10 minutes each day, breathing deeply or meditating, to aid digestion.