Your January detox guide: 4 habits for a natural health boost
Zespri Green kiwifruit
It’s a new year and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new habit! In fact, we’ve got 4 new healthy habits to share with you – it’s up to you which one (or ones!) you decide to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. You’ll be glad to know that the habits we have chosen are both simple and delicious. That’s because by making small changes that are realistic and appealing, you’re more likely to stick to your new year’s resolutions.
So, let’s get started!
Habit 1: Green means GO!
Choose fruits and vegetables that are naturally high in fibre. One of the many health benefits of fibre is its ability to speed up the body’s elimination process. Many green foods are naturally high in fibre – which is probably why a green juice cleanse is so popular in January! Zespri™ Green kiwifruit contains 4.3 g of fibre per 100 kcal, helping to support your gut health and make the most out of every day of the new year.
Habit 2: Give your gut a break!
Choose lighter options that are easier to digest. If you indulged over the festive period (we certainly did!) then a few days of ‘clean’ eating might be exactly what you need. Some people decide to try a full juice cleanse, which means only drinking liquids for a short period of time. This can be effective, but smaller changes can also have beneficial impacts on your body. For example, a few days of eating salads and soups can help your digestive system rest and reset. Have you tried quinoa salad with kiwifruit and beans? Or chunky pepper and tomato with kiwifruit? Both deliver a huge dose of nutrients quickly and easily. Oh, and they taste delicious of course!
Habit 3: Get wet!
Aim to increase your water intake little by little. Some habits take time to form. If you aren’t used to drinking water regularly, this could be one of them. Did you know that liquids aren’t the only way to get your daily H20? Natural foods like kiwifruit contain a lot of water that can help you feel hydrated and healthy this January. So why not make it a habit to add one or two kiwifruit to your daily diet? At breakfast, snack time, after dinner… whatever fits with your new year schedule!
Habit 4: Get your creative juices flowing!
Prepare a detox smoothie personalised to your tastebuds. Here’s a habit that’s fun to adopt: making your very own detox juice! You can choose whatever ingredients you fancy – green fruits and vegetables, ginger, lemon… the list is endless! And if you want a little inspiration, try our very own recipe made with Zespri™ Green kiwifruit. It’s a detox delight!