How Do You Detox?

By Estelle Hayes

I don’t know about you, but late August always feels a little like early January to me. I get a real itch to start fresh. That usually means organizing my closet, scrubbing the refrigerator and re-committing to a fitness program. But my favorite way to hit the reset button is with an easy morning and evening ritual of brewing a little detox tea.

Each day begins and ends with a cup of warm lemon water. Lately, I’ve been adding freshly grated ginger to both brews and apple cider vinegar to the evening cup. This little routine is actually a pretty powerful act of self-care. Fresh lemon helps the body keep an alkaline state and ginger has all sorts of purifying qualities. The apple cider vinegar is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and together the mixture goes a long way in fighting any less-than-healthy activity I’ve encountered throughout the day. i.e. eating processed sugars and flours, drinking alcohol, you know the drill.  (I’ve also just recently started using apple cider vinegar as a topical toner on my face for a healthy glow and an inflammation buster.)

But you don’t have to take my word for it, the inspiring ladies over at No More Dirty Looks can give you the low down on the many health benefits of apple cidar vinegar. Do you have a go-to detox routine? We’d love to keep the conversation going in the comments.

Photo credit: Estelle Hayes 

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  • danielle (elleinadspir)

    I need to get back into the lemon water routine. I miss it.