As a young woman I often see other girls doing such things as this and it really scares me that this is what is believed to be “healthy” and “pretty”.
*Increase your use of herbs and spices– turmeric, ginger, garlic, chilli, cinnamon and many others really help to amp up your metabolism, are anti-inflammatory and help control blood sugar levels (and these are just some of the things they can do!)
*Feed your body nutritious food– look for natural plant based ingredients that have bright colours and lovely smells to them as they often contain the most beneficial compounds. Getting lots of fibre is also great as it keeps everything moving along instead of building up where it shouldn’t
|My summer rainbow salad|
|I love to use these in my dishes|
*Look after your liver & kidneys– these organs detox your body every single day therefore you need to look after them and a great way to do this is to consume food which promotes their function e.g your liver loves beetroot, dark greens (spinach, kale, broccoli etc), healthy fats (salmon, nuts, seeds etc), spices, milk thistle, green tea and dandelion tea**. These teas along with plenty of water are also great for the kidneys and their functioning too.
**Dandelion tea is great for water retention but if you’re on diuretics already then speak to your doctor first.