I wish I could say that I had perfect feet and any shoe I try on fits like a glove. But no, I have feet that need tender loving care. So, I'm always on the lookout for new shoes on the block but much to my dismay, some shoe brands, although super cute, just fall short of comfort.
Fear no more.
Ahnu Footwear sent me a pair of their colorful sneakers and I was happy to find out that these sneakers have just been named 2014 sneaker of the year!
First things first, I have never found a pair of sneakers that fit me perfectly and true to size.
There are tons and tons of detox recipes out there. There are even 3, 5, or 7 day detox plans. The act of detoxing is great because you'll be getting rid of nasty little (and big) toxins in the body.
The concept of detoxing is daunting to some though because they think they'll feel deprived. Truth is that you will feel deprived if you approach it the wrong way. Quite frankly I think the word detox is thrown around so loosely that its lost its meaning, kind of like the word love.
I truly believe that a detox should be an everyday thing. Everything we ingest should aid in detoxification, that means eating foods high in alkaline & low in acid.
Our body functions on a pH scale, keep in mind these numbers 0-7-14. The lower the number the higher in acidic, the higher the number the higher in alkaline, and 7 is our natural balance of alkaline & acid. We want to keep our pH balanced and eat foods predominantly in the 6-8 range.
Don't get confused with acidic tasting fruits such as lemons, limes, or oranges. They taste acidic but are digested as an alkaline.
Foods high in alkaline
Vegetables of all kinds (excluding starchy ones)
Foods high in acid
Drugs (antibiotics, steroids)
The benefits of one, three, or five, detoxes can be wonderful but the best kind of detox is the one where we constantly eat nutrient dense foods that will detoxify our body on a daily basis.
To help get you started on a daily detox I wanted to share with you my ultimate go to green smoothie. This is my go to smoothie and like I tell Simon, I never go a morning without it.