9 Ways to Increase Your Fibre Intake

1 Dec

Increase your Fibre Intake by Filling Up on Fibre 

Are you getting enough fibre daily? Most of us only get about half the recommended daily allowance of fibre of  25 to 38 grams of fibre. Fibre helps you feel full, and it also sweeps the intestinal tract, dragging unwanted toxic debris out with it. Particularly high sources include greens, whole grains, lentils, broccoli, flax seeds (ground), and chickpeas. high fibre veggies

Eating “Good carbs” refers to complex carbohydrates or whole grains, such as quinoa, buckwheat and brown rice. They provide essential fibre and energy during your detox. You can also supplement your intake with a fibre supplement. There are many to choose from so look for one that mixes both soluble and insoluble fibre for best impact. But make sure you up your fluid intake as well. Fibre soaks up water so without adequate hydration, fibre can actually aggravate rather than alleviate constipation. Here are 9 ways to increase your fibre intake:

  1. Take a daily fibre supplement with plenty of water
  2. Eat more raw or cooked greens
  3. Start every meal with a mixed leafy green salad.
  4. Eat two apples a day
  5. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables
  6. Eat fibre-rich whole grains instead of refined carbohydrates (white rice, white flour products)
  7. Every week, switch from a white food(refined carbs) to a brown food (complex carbs)
  8. Soak all beans for 24 hours; drain, rinse then cook them for a are very high fibre dish
  9. Make your next salad from lentils, kidney beans or chickpeas

 9 Ways to Increase Lymphatic Drainage

1 Dec

Exercise to Help your Lymphatic System

Do you sweat of perspire when you exercise? When you exercise until you sweat you help the body to burn sugar,  fat, excess weight, and to get rid of toxins collected by your lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system, or lymph system as it is also called, is a system made up of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland and tonsils. It bathes our body’s cells and carries the body’s cellular sewage away from the tissues to the blood, where it can be filtered by two of the body’s main detoxification organs: the liver and kidneys. Exercise promotes lymphatic drainage, but to function optimally, the lymphatic system needs gravity and muscle contraction to flush the toxic wastes it collects.  Make moving your body a daily requirement, even if it’s just a 10 minute walk. For your regular exercise, alternate between high energy workouts and walking, yoga or Pilates to include mindful, calming and restorative benefits.  What about Rebounding? Rebounding is fun tooIt provides all the benefits of running, working your heart, lungs and muscles… without the impact on your legs or fighting nature’s elements.

Your largest pathway for detoxification is your skin. When you sweat or perspire (!) the lymphatic system is able to release these toxins by naturally flushing them out of the pores of your skin.
In addition, ample exercise also helps with digestion, circulation, metabolism and hormone balancing.

Here askin-brushesre 9 Ways to Improve Lymphatic Drainage:

  1. Dry Skin brushing
  2. Exfoliate your skin and open up clogged pores
  3. Try a Steam Room/Wet Sauna to move your circulation
  4. Daily Exercise
  5. Deep, conscious breathing
  6. Rebounding – jumping on a mini trampoline
  7. Eat more raw fruits
  8. In the shower, alternate hot and cold water for several minutes
  9. Get a regular massage or a lymphatic massage

7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Daily Hydration!

1 Dec

Drink More Water & Stay Adequately Hydrated

Did you know our bodies are made up of over 70% water? Natural, pure water is vital to every life process in creation. Without water there is no life.  Keeping  your natural pathways for detoxification flowing and open needs adequate amounts of water daily. Elimintate alcohol, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea and carbonated drinks like cola. All these dehydrate your body. Water contributes to health by helping the kidneys flush toxins out of the body. When the kidneys are working optimally, other organs of the body, especially the liver, are more in balance.water-lemon_01
A minimum of 2 litres of water is required daily to moisture and hydrate your body depending on your local climate. Drink more if you live in a tropical region. Without enough water , you prevent your body from flushing toxins through your kidneys affecting your blood pressure as well as contributing to constipation. When you drink enough water it assists your breathing, flexibility, suppleness, promotes clearer skin, better digestion and absorption of minerals. Apart from drinking a minimum of 2-4 litres daily, here are 7 ways to improve your hydration:

  1. Drink fresh Coconut water
  2. Drink more Herbal Teas
  3. Add Lemon Juice to your water
  4. Drink Fresh Water melon juice
  5. Always take a bottle of water with you wherever you go
  6. Eat high water content foods
  7. Make a homemade re-hydration drink to replenish electrolytes and drink often 

Peace, Love & Light,