Good Nutrition and Regular Detoxification Help the Body and the Mind
Good nutrition is more than eating occasional green salads instead of greasy hamburgers. Nutrition is the process of supporting life with food. It includes eating, drinking, absorbing, processing, and eliminating what goes into our stomachs. Without good nutrition, our bodies, minds, and even our spirituality can suffer. Here at Lake Marion Chiropractic in Lakeville, MN, we believe good nutrition is vital to achieving every health goal.
The same is true of detoxification. Whether our diets consist of processed fast foods or organic health foods, we can all stand to do a regular detox. It gives the liver and other digestive organs a chance to rest. Detoxification doesn’t have to be a long process of fasting and starvation. It can be as simple as replacing an evening meal with herbal tea. Serving the people of St. Paul, MN, and beyond, we recommend a healthy diet and monthly detox along with regular chiropractic care.
Good Nutrition Is the Basis of a Healthy Lifestyle
We must consume an adequate amount of nutrients on a regular basis to have healthy bodies and clear minds. The following seven nutrients are necessary for life:
Each one is important. Carbohydrates give us energy. Proteins are the building blocks for the body’s tissues and organs. Fats are a way to store fuel and ensure cell health. Vitamins and minerals support immunity and perform hundreds of other roles. Fiber is necessary for good digestion. Water, the most important nutrient of all, keeps us hydrated, regulates our temperature, and lubricates our joints.
Feeling sluggish? Try a one-day detox.
If you feel bloated and are experiencing constipation, consider a one-day detox. Start the morning with some herbal tea and a piece of fruit.
At lunch, drink more herbal tea with a green salad. Use lemon juice or balsamic vinegar as dressing. If you still feel hungry, eat two whole grain crackers or a piece of toast. Eat a variety of vegetables such as squashes, beets, artichokes, carrots, onions, okra, radishes, turnips, spinach, and other greens for supper. Avoid all processed foods, fast foods, packaged foods, dairy, fatty foods, meats, and sugars. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the detoxification day.
Call Our Chiropractor Serving St. Paul and Lakeville, MN
With two locations serving Lakeville, MN and St. Paul, MN area, we are here to answer any questions you have about nutrition, detoxification, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and more. Give us a call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members or to schedule an appointment.