Get Gutsy with Carla: My Tops Tips for Cleansing

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Carla Oates The Beauty Chef Founder

In July of 2020, we supercharged our cult skin supplement, GLOW Inner Beauty Essential, and now, we’re excited to bring you yet another SUPERCHARGED FORMULA—DAILY SUPERGREENS Inner Beauty Support.

The next-generation version of our bestselling super-greens powder contains an abundance of bio-fermented ingredients—including Certified Organic broccoli sprout, barley grass, spinach, kale and spirulina—as well as green banana starch to help keep you regular, choline to aid liver function and fat metabolism, and our exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GUT5Y™, to support digestive wellbeing and skin health.

Thanks to our unique fermentation process, Flora Culture™, DAILY SUPERGREENS is a highly bioavailable formula, meaning it’s easy for your body to absorb and use the nutrients it contains. What’s more, during the fermentation process, a broad spectrum probiotic is created which helps to nourish the ecosystem of bacteria living in your gut. 

Designed to combat sluggishness and support your body’s natural detoxification processes, DAILY SUPERGREENS boasts a delicious apple flavour that makes boosting your greens intake easy and enjoyable—I personally find it super helpful to have on hand when I haven’t quite hit my intake of leafy greens and veg for the day. What’s more, the unique formula also contains a range of digestive enzymes, as well as prebiotics and probiotics, so I can be sure my gut is getting some love.

And so, to help you get the most out of the new DAILY SUPERGREENS formula, I wanted to share a few of the practices I like to adopt when I embark on a cleanse—whether that’s our comprehensive 14-Day Cleanse Program or the shorter 5-Day program. I find that after a particularly social week (or few weeks!) or during the post-holiday period, I can really count on these simple steps to get my gut and digestion back on track...

Watch Your Water Intake 

Staying hydrated is essential for a healthy digestive system, as it helps to support regular bowel motions and allows food to move through your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When you’re not ‘going’ regularly, you’ll not only feel sluggish and bloated, but there’s a good chance your body is retaining toxins too. If this is the case, your skin might start eliminating waste through your skin cells, which may well cue the onset of breakouts. Whether you’re embarking on a more committed cleanse or just feel the need to reset, I really recommend increasing your water intake to around 3 litres per day.

Favour Fermented Foods

Eliminating processed food and potential irritants like wheat, dairy, caffeine and alcohol for at least a week can make it easier for your hardworking elimination organs—especially your liver—to function more efficiently. Instead, focus on enjoying an abundance of steamed veggies, lean protein and healthy fats, as well as your favourite lacto-fermented foods, like kimchi, sauerkraut, and of course, DAILY SUPERGREENS Inner Beauty Support. While we all know that fermented foods are good for the gut, what many of us don’t realise is that the probiotics created during the lacto-fermentation process also support the body’s detoxification pathways by neutralising certain chemicals and toxins so that they don’t have to be processed through the liver. Genius!

Supercharge Your Supplementation

When you embark on a cleanse, you’re primarily targeting your liver, kidneys and skin, as these organs are responsible for eliminating metabolic waste from the body. Eating lots of greens, bitter herbs and vegetables is a great way to assist your body’s natural detoxification process, but combining this with a targeted supplement is an effective way to support the cleansing process. When cleansing, I always stock up on cruciferous veggies—think cabbage, broccoli and kale—as they’re rich in cleansing, sulfur-containing compounds that release detoxification enzymes. I like to couple this with a daily serving of DAILY SUPERGREENS Inner Beauty Support, which contains a powerful combination of herbs, Certified Organic greens, enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, as well as fibrous foods like green banana starch and Jerusalem artichoke, to gently realign and reset your body from the inside, out. This DAILY SUPERGREENS Smoothie With Chia is my current go-to!

Boost Your Fibre 

Fibre is super important for cleansing out your bowels and moving toxins and waste out of the body, which is why eating plenty of nourishing foods during a cleanse is so essential! Some of my go-to fibre sources include green banana starch and Jerusalem artichoke, which we’ve included in the next-generation DAILY SUPERGREENS formula, as well as chia seeds and oats, as they’re easy to soak overnight and can be enjoyed in a porridge or bircher muesli the next morning. What’s more, I find that they act as an intestinal broom, gently cleansing the digestive tract. It’s important to note that all grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain a substance called phytic acid which can bind to minerals in your gut, thereby preventing absorption. By soaking or fermenting these kinds of ingredients before you eat them, you’ll not only decrease the levels of phytic acid they contain but also make them a little kinder on your GI tract! 

Savour Self-Care

I find that dry body brushing is a really effective way to improve lymphatic flow, eliminate toxins and support my body’s detoxification process. I like to do it most mornings—usually before I showerfor around 2-3 minutes, until my skin is rosy and slightly tingly. It helps to use a light amount of pressure until you adjust to the bristles, otherwise, it can feel a little painful at first. Start with the soles of your feet, then use swift upward strokes to continue up your legs and towards your heart. Once you’ve covered your lower body, move onto your hands and work up your arms. Next, do you back, and then lastly, work on your abdomen. Always be sure to move in a clockwise direction to follow the movement of your colon. If your digestion is sluggish, spend a little time in this areait’s a helpful way to get things moving.

Keen to embark on a committed cleanse? Get your complimentary copy of our 14-Day Cleanse Program e-Book with every purchase of CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support!

A bio-fermented super greens powder to help the body realign.

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