“Relying on large amounts of caffeine to stay awake can send our organs into overdrive and mess with our natural energy rhythms. Give your body some love by swapping to herbal tea or a turmeric latte from lunchtime onwards,” recommends Mandy.
“As with vegetables, fruit contains a variety of compounds that will enhance your health, it’s packed with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins,” says Mandy.
“Plant foods have a variety of different compounds that help support the body, from antioxidants to phytonutrients to important vitamins and minerals. Create a rainbow plate to ensure you’re getting a good variety,” explains Mandy.
Daily detox tip 2: Just add veggies.
Just as taking the stairs instead of the lift can improve your fitness, these small incidental changes to your diet can have a big impact on your health.
Do you spend a little too much time scrolling Instagram when you could be connecting with friends or reading a book? Has your excuse not to exercise for the last three weeks been, “but it’s too cold outside”?
“There is always a more wholesome option: simply swap to a dark chocolate (70% or higher), and try swapping that glass of wine for kombucha or a sparkling water spritzer (sparkling water and slices of lemon and orange),” explains Mandy.
Don’t worry - we’re not here to tell you to go cold turkey on your morning latte addiction. But there could be big benefits to your health if you skip your afternoon trip to your barista.