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What to Eat, Drink, and Avoid for a Seasonal Reset

What to Eat, Drink, and Avoid for a Seasonal Reset

Slowly leaving behind the winter chills also means a new beginning and a rebirth of sorts for your body and your mind. Think of it as a perfect moment Mother Nature invites you to abandon hibernation and elevate your energy levels with a change in your nutrition, activity choices, and skincare options to achieve a complete detox. Of course, the unique circumstances that the world is currently in imposing certain limitations for us to go out and about and reconnect with nature as much as many of us would like.

However, this is also a perfect opportunity to find more ways to renew yourself from within. A seasonal reset can consist of a multitude of different stages and ingredients, but the most vital ones are the choices you make regarding your nutrition, hydration, and search for serenity. Here are a few tips to help you enhance your seasonal reset with the right decisions and help move your stagnant energy into a more dynamic, healing inner power!

Say no to sugar, nicotine, and alcohol

Say no to sugar, nicotine, and alcohol

More often than not, the things we can say no to will make more of an impact than the steps we take. So, what you don’t do is every bit as important as the steps you do add to your routine, and before we move onto those, here’s what you need to kick so that your other decisions will be even more impactful.

Sugar might give you that energy boost for a while, but it’s far from good for your body or your mind. Instead, fuel yourself with wholesome foods such as fruits, nuts, and seeds. The other two major toxin sources you should abandon are smoking and drinking, both of which are only going to cause damage to your health. Instead, opt for cold-pressed juices, nutritious smoothies, and similarly nutrient-dense options to fuel your body and your energy levels.

Cleanse your mind with meditation

Cleanse your mind with meditation

Emotional and mental stress can wreak havoc on your health as much as sugar or trans fats can, and on an equally long-term level. We’ve all been under plenty of stress in the past several weeks, and the need to keep calm is indeed growing – this will only contribute to your other health goals, as this is, after all, a holistic pursuit of your overall wellbeing. When we’re down, we tend to binge-eat, suffer from insomnia, anxiety, and a wide array of other issues.

Meditation, breathing exercises, and affirmations will help you purge yourself from negativity. Instead of fearful, negative thoughts, you should repeat positive, healing mantras that will restore your energy and vitality, and inspire other healthy habits in return.

Detox your body properly

Detox your body properly

Entering this new season and revitalizing your body in preparation for the warm months also requires you to rid your body of all the toxin buildup. We’re so often exposed to all kinds of toxins and chemicals, and our body is already in overdrive for flushing out these toxins every single day through our liver, digestive tract, kidneys, and our entire metabolism.

You can help that system along by enriching your diet with powerful detox drinks from PassYourTest.ca – they are packed with essential vitamins and natural antioxidants like green tea. These drinks can serve as mighty additions to your adapted nutrition plan and help you cleanse your body more efficiently all the while maintaining your energy levels and enhancing your natural immune system.

Give your gut a boost

Give your gut a boost

In addition to delicious fruits and veggies, cultured foods such as yoghurt, kimchi, and kefir have a profoundly beneficial impact on your body and more specifically, your gut health. These foods do wonders for your microbiome, they are packed with healthy protein, and perfect for keeping you feeling full. Digestive health, immune function, and even mental health have all been linked to improving your gut health, which can be done by adding fermented foods into your diet.

Sleep is your body’s ally

Sleep is your body’s ally

Clean eating and other health-inducing habits are necessary, but they won’t do you any good if you are sleep-deprived. Getting regular, consistent rest, and plenty of it is essential for detoxifying your body and your brain from harmful chemicals, reducing inflammation, and keeping your immune system strong.

To ensure that all of your other brilliant behavioural changes and resetting strategies will work even better, make sure that you have a sleep schedule to allow you at least eight hours of sleep every night. This is the very foundation of your wellbeing, and a perfect strategy to kick-start your health goals!

Detoxing your body from that stale energy of the colder months and getting ready for the diverse feast of the spring and summer takes time and dedication. With a few ingredients prepared and ready for you to revamp your diet and hydration, you can tackle this challenge and keep your immune system in pristine condition while resetting your body for the warm season and the months to come.

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Sophia Smith is beauty and style blogger, an eco-lifestyle lover, graphic designer and a DIY enthusiast. She is very passionate about natural skincare, minimalist wardrobe, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, How to Simplify and Carousel.

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