The human body has an amazing mechanism to cleanse and heal itself naturally. Our bodies are prone to pollutants, chemicals, preservatives and toxins all the time. Along with this, consuming refined foods, a sedentary lifestyle, and pressing deadlines that stress you create toxic havoc in our bodies. These toxins make us feel like crap!
So to your rescue here are 14 ways to detox your body naturally.
Detox is the process of getting rid of the toxic and unhealthy substances from your body. Detoxification helps improve health in general and also improves one’s immunity, metabolism and support the weight loss process. Our bodies have a sophisticated way of eliminating toxins that involve the liver, kidneys, brain, digestive system, skin, and lungs. Hence all we have to do is perform some daily tasks that will support bodies process of detox.
14 ways to detox your body naturally
To detox effectively there is no need to invest in expensive products or resort to drastic measures which may leave you feeling tired and sluggish.
Making healthy choices when it comes to your diet and lifestyle can really help to detox the body and leave you feeling revitalized and full of energy.
- Drink more water
The first thing you should do to naturally detox your body is definitely to drink more water.
Try adding some lemon to your water to help with digestion and detoxifying, and get that extra boost in vitamin C. You can also try adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your water for another way to naturally detox.
Water helps flush out your system naturally. Being properly hydrated can give you clearer skin and improve your circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.
Just be careful not to include any packaged juices or flavoured water as they are laced with added sugars.
- Try Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a traditional way to clean & detoxify the teeth & gums.
It can also give you whiter teeth, better breath, & protect you from cavities.
All you have to do is take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for about 20 minutes. Do this in the morning before you brush your teeth.
The oil will trap and collect bacteria & toxins from your mouth, so make sure not to swallow it!
Spit out the oil in the trash because it can clog your sink, then rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Replace your coffee with green tea
I know some of us are obsessed with coffee and tea. But consider switching to green tea because it’s so much better for you.
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Green tea has healthy antioxidants and can give you a slight caffeine boost.
Having green tea in the mornings is a great way to relax and detox naturally.
- Replace a meal with a healthy smoothie
Smoothies are the best way to get real fruits & greens into your diet.
The best part about smoothies is that they’re so customizable.
Add whatever you like to give you the kind of boost you need. Make sure to use natural ingredients to give you the vitamins & fibre you need for a healthy digestive and immune system.
You’ll also notice that a healthy smoothie in the morning will give you great energy and hydration.
- Take a probiotic supplement to improve your gut health
A popular place for toxins to gather is in your stomach, so taking probiotics will restore good bacteria & balance in your gut and help get rid of the bad bacteria and toxins.
60-70% of your immune system lives in your gut so by improving your gut health with probiotics, you’ll be improving your health in general!
- Eat more fibre in its natural form.
Our digestive tracts can hold onto toxins, preservatives from foods we eat, and other leftover waste.
Introducing fibre to your diet helps keep things moving through your digestive tract. All toxins, waste, and anything else that’s built up over time, will get a much-needed push through your body and you will feel lighter and healthier.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are all great sources of fibre.
- Get in more exercise and sweat it out
Exercising is not just for losing weight – it’s important for detoxing your body too.
When you exercise, you sweat out toxins in your body and it also helps your digestion, circulation and organ functions.
Not to mention exercise makes you feel amazing by releasing endorphins.
So what are you waiting for?
It’s time to work up a sweat and flush out those toxins!
- Meditate or practice yoga
Toxins come in many forms, stress being a huge one.
Yoga has several different poses that stimulate those exact systems, encouraging circulation, improving digestion, and moving fluids through your lymphatic system.
Deep breathing also encourages the body to eliminate carbon dioxide, lactic acid, lymphatic fluid, and other wastes.
- Try Dry Skin brushing
Because your lymphatic system is right beneath your skin, dry skin brushing helps your lymph system drain toxic waste, which gives you other benefits like improved immunity, refreshed skin, and even reduced cellulite.
It also helps exfoliate dead skin and unclog pores to release any toxins that have been trapped in your skin.
- Start incorporating superfoods into your diet
Friends, it’s time to educate yourselves on Superfoods!
Superfoods contain an amazing amount of nutrients & antioxidants to help our bodies fight off infections and harmful toxins.
Stop eating food that makes you feel heavy and guilty. Instead, eat natural and healthy foods and give your body the proper nourishment it needs to feel alive!
- Produce your own antioxidants
Increase your consumption of garlic and eggs as they are rich in sulfuric compounds. These compounds will help your body to produce its own antioxidant (glutathione). They will help to flush out toxins from your body.
Taking a sauna makes the body sweat and opens up your pores, a great way to relax and detox at the same time.
Note: Infrared saunas are the best saunas for detoxing.
- Deep breathing
Conscious deep breathing can help reset your nervous system leading you to feel calmer and to get some of that nervous or anxious energy out of your body.
Inhale slowly through your nose and hold your breath for seven seconds or as long as it’s comfortable for you then exhale slowly through your mouth repeat five times.
Making the inhalation longer than the exhalation increases energy while making the exhalation longer than the inhalation promotes relaxation.
- Get more sleep
Sleep is an important part of detoxification. When we don’t sleep enough our immune systems don’t work well as they should and this leaves us open to health problems and mood issues.
Going on a detox helps you flush out all the problem-makers and will help you to rejuvenate by giving your body a boost of health and vitality.
Small changes in lifestyle make big differences. Inculcate these healthy habits in your life and see the difference. All your lifestyle disorders will just vanish.