A healthy mind, lean and fit body, and soft and supple skin; almost all of us wish to have these traits. In order to achieve the same, it is imperative to follow a disciplined workout regime with a nutritionally balanced diet.
Our bodies have a complex detoxification system consisting of the liver, kidneys, digestive system, lungs, skin, and other organs. In order for these organs to be able to flush out harmful substances, we need to keep them healthy. If they have too much load to carry, for example, due to an unhealthy lifestyle and stress, they might not be able to complete their tasks efficiently.
A natural cleanse involves eliminating sensitive and processed foods. Food sensitivities can also stall weight loss and exacerbate toxicity by making your gut more permeable and allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream. Gluten, dairy, soy, and corn are among the common food sensitivities. When considering detoxification, try eliminating these foods for 3 to 4 weeks. And the most important reminder is; try doing a natural cleanse; just food elimination based.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED TO DO A BODY DETOX?
If you have any of the symptoms below; your body may be due for a detox:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elimination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infection
- Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion
HOW DO YOU START A BODY DETOX?
When starting a body detox, you’ll first need to lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste), and substitute natural alternatives. Another hindrance to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga, Qigong, and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.
Here are my favorite natural cleansing tips:
- Limit Alcohol. More than 90% of alcohol is metabolized in your liver
- Focus on Sleep
- Drink More Water
- Reduce Your Intake of Sugar and Processed Foods
- Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods
- Eat Foods High in Prebiotics
- Decrease Your Salt Intake
- Get Active
Here are some more tips to help you naturally detox your body:
Drink Warm Water With Lemon Juice
Start the day with a glass of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. This wonder combination has the potential to flush out toxins from the body.
Swap Caffeinated Drinks With Green Tea
Caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee can do more harm than good to your body. In order to steer clear of its harmful side effects, swap them with green tea, which is a much better alternative
Protein is crucial for the proper function of the two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells — called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. Opt for organic grass-fed beef and wild-caught seafood.
Beans, lentils, and other legumes are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber as well as a variety of amino acid precursors; great for detox.
Fruits contain a wide variety of phytonutrients, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and anthocyanins that have protective antioxidant properties. They are also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber and are high in water content.
Avoid Packaged Fruit Juices
Packaged fruit juices may contain preservatives, flavor enhancers, coloring agents, and processed sugar
Purify Your Body With Water
It is important to keep yourself hydrated at all times. The body needs water to produce saliva, helps with perspiration, and removes waste. Drink enough water in a day; approximately 8-10 glass or 2 litres.
Among their nutrients, non-starchy raw vegetables provide a wide variety of phytochemicals and fibre. Juicing is a powerful detox technique. Essentially, a body-cleanse diet includes plenty of nutrient-dense, lower-sugar, high-fiber plant foods along with excellent sources of protein and healthy dietary fat. It would eliminate most processed foods including inflammatory fats and instead focus on whole, unprocessed, real foods.
Get Adequate Sleep
Apart from detoxifying the body, it is essential to detoxify the mind as well.
Drink Cinnamon Or Fenugreek Tea
Conclude your day with a cup of cinnamon tea or fenugreek tea. Consuming these drinks during bedtime helps in boosting the body’s metabolism.
Now, that we have shared with you a list of effective tips for a natural detox, bring them to your rescue and get a healthy mind and body along with soft and supple skin.
Remember I am right here to guide you as you embark on your detox journey.
As spring is right around the corner; it’s time to get your internal body organs cleansed, alkaline, and PH in balance. Your body will thank you!
Love and light