For many of us, end-of-year celebrations or summer aperitifs are moments of sharing where pleasure takes precedence over our healthy rituals and habits put in place throughout the year, thus leading to many excesses: too much sugar, too much alcohol and too little sleep. Unfortunately, all of this can hinder the body's natural ability to detoxify, leading to fatigue, weight gain, breakouts, and sometimes even stress and anxiety.
By relieving your detoxification and elimination organs (liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin), your body will be able to better detoxify naturally and you will feel rejuvenated and energized, even after the frenzy of the holidays or summer. Here are our 8 secrets for a successful detox.
Start the day with warm lemon water
Lemon juice encourages the liver to produce bile, which promotes good intestinal motility and the correct elimination of toxins through the intestines. Furthermore, the citric acid contained in lemon protects liver function and prevents oxidative damage, thus preserving the liver's natural ability to detoxify.
Eliminate foods or products that overload your liver
We are talking here about processed industrial products, sugar, alcohol, processed fats, refined grains, caffeine and for some, gluten and dairy products. These foods can be inflammatory and give too much work to your liver, which after the holidays doesn't really need it. To avoid toxic buildup, fatigue, and the digestive and skin issues that come with it, it can be extremely beneficial to eliminate these foods for two weeks (at least!).
Stock up on foods that promote the elimination of toxins
Natural and organic foods high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants combat the negative effects of stress and poor diet on the health of your liver and kidneys, while increasing their natural detoxification capacity. In practice, promote:
Bitter vegetables (mustard greens, chicory, arugula, etc.)
Fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, cider vinegar, etc.)
The green vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, etc.)
Green tea (despite its caffeine content)
Herbs and spices
Drink a lot of water
Our body needs between 1 liter and 1.5 liters of water per day to flush out all the bad toxins. So, don't forget to hydrate, especially in the morning when you get up, outside of meals and before bed.
Move your body
Whether it's a gentle walk or a high-intensity workout, exercise stimulates the body's natural detoxification process by oxygenating the lungs and skin, through breathing and sweating. It also increases blood and lymph flow, promoting better circulation and elimination of waste.
Adopt dry brushing
Practiced before the shower, it will help to detoxify your body by stimulating your lymphatic system which is responsible for transporting toxins to the elimination organs (or emunctories), thus promoting the elimination of waste, toxins and other pathogenic organisms. In the medium term, it makes the skin softer and smoother, reduces the appearance of cellulite and promotes a boost of energy.
Reduce your mental load
Our body's detoxification process only begins when we are in a resting state of the nervous system (called parasympathetic). With just 10 to 15 minutes a day of yoga or meditation, you will give your body the opportunity to “empty its physical and mental trash”!
Opt for food supplements
A detox cure may be necessary to stimulate the elimination of toxins accumulated in the body. It helps restore the balance of the body by purifying it: cleansing the digestive organs, stimulating renal elimination or even eliminating fats to protect the liver.
To combine pleasure and well-being and deeply detoxify your body, Epycure offers you sugar-free detoxifying gummies , these small raspberry-flavored chewing gums, made from artichoke, spirulina and chicory , to be taken as a course of 15 days . Developed from 100% plant and natural active ingredients, this food supplement participates in detoxification of the liver, helps to drain the body, reduce oxidative stress and finally reduce bloating. Developed in France, sugar-free detoxifying Gummies are your liver's new detox ally. Each sachet contains 60 gummies , a 15-day cure, renewable as many times as you wish.
Our treatments have been formulated so that they can be combined with each other. You can therefore combine your sugar-free detoxifying Gummies with your digestion cure for example or with your slimming cure by opting in particular for the Detox & Fat Burning Pack or the Slimming Duo .