Four Supplements for Daily Detox

There are tons of different detox plans out there, these are even comparable to online slots if you only look at the numbers. From juice fasts to diets that cut out wheat or sugar. While it’s not healthy to use these detox plans constantly, you can help your body to work better and purge itself of chemicals more efficiently by consuming these four foods on a regular basis.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that contains the powerful anti-inflammatory compound curcumin. By adding turmeric to your diet, you can protect your liver from toxins by improving its ability to create the bile that flushes them away. If you don’t like the taste of turmeric, you can take curcumin as a supplement.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is believed to improve overall circulation as well as energy levels in your kidneys. Drinking plenty of ginger tea each day is also a good way to make sure you stay hydrated.

Milk Thistle

When taken as a supplement, milk thistle can not only help your liver break down toxins, but also protect it from toxins throughout this process.

Chia Seeds

Foods like chia seeds are important parts of a cleanse because they are high in fiber. Fiber provides the bulk that your intestines need to process food quickly and eliminate any toxins. The more fiber you eat, the less time toxins will sit in your intestines. Chia seeds in particular are highly recommended because you can consume them by mixing 2 tablespoons in an 8 ounce glass of water.

Remember, always follow the guidelines on each product when using supplements for any type of cleanse.

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign celebrates its third birthday

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Last month, the First Lady’s Lets Move! campaign celebrated its third birthday. The landmark initiative is an attempt by Michelle Obama to spearhead a campaign to solve “the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.”

Unlike many similar initiatives, which are often ad hoc, the Let’s Move! is attempting to provide a more holistic solution to solving the problem of childhood obesity. Forged as a result of the findings of the President’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity, which comprehensively reviewed every aspect of the United States’ approach to tackling childhood obesity, the Let’s Move! initiative is built on five pillars: Creating a healthy start for children, empowering parents and caregivers, providing healthy food in schools, improving access to healthy, affordable foods, and increasing physical activity.

Three years after its inauguration, the Let’s Move! initiative has made some very meaningful strides. The signing into law of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act marked a step change in policy towards childhood obesity, with the legislation aiming to ensure that all children have healthier food in their school and many more have access to a healthy lunch. In addition to positive legislature, chefs and businesses are also joining the fight against childhood obesity. Almost 2,000 chefs have willingly volunteered their time in their local community to help schools become healthier, as part of the Chefs Move to Schools programme, while businesses, such as All-Clad, have donated 1,000 demonstration cooking kits for chefs that are participating in the programme.

The Let’s Move! initiative’s third birthday continued the progress being made. As part of the birthday celebrations, Michelle Obama visited a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri, to acknowledge the company’s commitment to opening 300 stores in communities where access to affordable, healthy foods is limited, as well as reducing the salt and sugar content of its products.

We adults should go ahead as a good example and live the life we want our children to live one day. This means to get off the couch, switch off the TV, stop playing those online slots all day, and say Let’s Move!