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5 Simple Steps to Detoxify Your Life

With all the stressors and unhealthy foods running rampant in today’s society, these detox tips will help you stay healthy.

We live in a world full of disease and illness, from the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the pesticides and herbicides on our foods to toxic thoughts and stress. It is imperative we take the proper steps to cleanse and reach for healthier habits to create a thriving life. So what are some simple and easy ways prevent disease and cancer?

Eat more Veggies

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts are loaded with indole 3-carbinol, or I3C, a potent anticancer compound that helps break down excess toxins and even estrogen in the body and convert it to a more friendly or benign form. Today, breast cancer is one of the leading diseases. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed. Lowering estrogen levels will combat this. One study in the Alternative Medicine Review found that women who ate high amounts of cruciferous vegetables were 30 percent less likely to develop breast cancer over 30 years. I3C can also be taken as a supplement.

Eat More Fiber

Fiber rich foods, such as legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables help to flush out toxins. Fiber also has the ability to act like a broom and sweep the colon through the digestion process, aiding in the removal of any bad bacteria and unwanted waste. You can easily add a few pieces of fruit to any Sunwarrior protein drink for a fiber packed, delicious smoothie!

Drink Green Tea

Green tea contains high amounts of epigallocatecin gallate (EGCG), a strong antioxidant found to suppress new blood vessel growth in tumors and keep cancerous cells from invading tissue. Green tea is also less acidic than coffee and may boost metabolism. Drink up!

Spice Up Your Life

spices_indian_turmeric_spicy_star_anise_pepper_cumin_picI’m not telling you to listen to your favorite Spice Girls oldie either! Spices are quipped with amazing anti-cancer properties and will do wonders in cleansing and healing the body. For example, the spice turmeric contains curcumin that is shown to have immune boosting and anti-cancer properties while reactivating sleeping tumor suppressor genes that can kill off cancer cells. More healing and cleansing herbs include ginger, basil, and garlic. Spice up your Sunwarrior smoothie with a touch of turmeric or ginger for a quick and easy nutrient boost and flush those toxins out!

De-Stress

Stress has the ability to boost the risk of disease and illness and even unravel DNA cells. How frightening! Not to mention, when your body is under stress it craves sugar! So what can we do? Try adding more time outdoors. Exercising in the great outdoors has been proven to lift your spirits and balance mood. According to the research published in Environmental Science & Technology, it improves your mental state and helps to motivate you to continue reaching your goals. Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in a natural environment was associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy, and decreased stress and tension. Adding yoga and mediation to your daily routine has comparable side effects to boost your mood, energy, and spirit, creating an overall sense of motivation and happiness.

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