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Slimming the Healthy Way!

The holiday period isn’t just a time for happy memories it usually leaves us with an upset stomach and a few extra kilos as well. A detox or losing weight is usually on everyone’s list by the start of the new year. Here are a few suggestions about how best to go about a detox:

Eat light.
Opt for a healthy,balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, and bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat more fibre. As well as helping to eliminate intestinal toxins, fibre helps you to feel full and is often found in foods that are low in calories, sugar and fat.

Drink lots.
A great way to flush toxins out of the body.

Exercise and get plenty of oxygen.
Lungs are also used by the body to eliminate gaseous waste, resulting in higherenergy levels and better sleep.

Make sure you get enough alpha lipoic acid, a very powerful antioxidant that slows down the transformation of carbohydrates into fat while also helping the body eliminate toxins. Fight back against bad bacteria with Probiotics.

friendly bacteria that are essential to keeping intestinal flora in top shape, combating viruses and bacteria, and assimilating vital nutrients.Lastly, many plants and nutrients help with a detox (artichoke, dandelion, burdock, etc.) or weight loss program (green tea, garcinia, algae, etc.). To help get back into shape this year, drop by a Rachelle-Béry boutique inside one of our IGA extra stores for advice from our specialists.