8 Ways to Detoxify Your Body
If you often wake up feeling tired, bloated and cranky, you need to start and detoxify your body. Our bodies are like cars that need regular servicing to work at their best. Of course, many people think that detoxification is a waste of time. They feel that the body naturally cleanses itself of toxins and waste so why bother.
Well, while your body naturally cleanses itself, there are stubborn toxins that need extra effort to get out of the body. Otherwise, they may end up weighing
down your body or worse, provide chronic disease an excellent opportunity to create a home in your body. Also, regular detoxification turns your body into a
well-oiled machine that performs at its best at all times.
It’s not hard to detoxify your body as there are several simple ways you can do it from home. It involves adapting daily habits that help the body to cleanse
toxins and waste out of your body naturally. A few examples of these healthy habits are:
1. Drink a Glass of Warm Water with Lemon in the Morning
First thing in the morning, before you grab a cup of coffee or tea, you should drink a warm glass of water with the juice of half a lemon in it. Lemon is tangy,
and you may think it’s acidic but its a great way to alkalize the body.
Most toxins cannot survive in an alkaline environment. So after fasting throughout the night, this water will help to flush out toxins from your body and also
energize you. It also works because lemons contain antibiotic properties that kill bacteria and lots of vitamin C to boost your cells. This drink will also help you
to have your first bowel movement of the day which is always a good thing.
2. A Glass of Vegetable Juice
By this time you are probably craving your coffee or tea, but hold out for a minute. Instead, grab a few green veggies and make yourself a nice glass of
vegetable juice. The first beverage you give your body after your lemon water flush should be a vitamin-rich drink made out of healthy veggies that also contain
a lot of disease-fighting properties. Some things you can use to make your early morning veggie juice for detoxification are wheatgrass, cucumber, spinach,
beetroot, green apples, cilantro, and carrots.
3. Exercise for Thirty Minutes
Once you’ve had your lemon juice and veggie tonic, you can then take a nice cup of tea or coffee. However, an excellent way to jump-start your body is to exercise. Exercising is a great way to detoxify your body. It boosts circulations, encourages the body to sweat out toxins, helps the lymphatic system to work
correctly, and enhances digestion.
Exercise in the morning will get your system going, and also release endorphins into your body that will help you start the day on a positive note. It also
strengthens the body and is one of the best ways to keep toxins out of our systems.
4. Drink Detox Teas
Regular tea is a great beverage, but detox teas are even better. Herbal detox teas contain antioxidants and cleansing properties that are great for the body. Start
your day with a hot cup of detox tea and your body will flush any more toxins lingering in your body out.
Some good examples of detox teas to take in the morning and throughout the day are dandelion tea, green tea, stinging nettle and hibiscus among others. Make
sure you sweeten your tea with honey instead of sugar as it is a better option for your body.
5. Whole Foods, Fresh Fruits, and Vegetables
Already with lemon water, veggies juice, detox tea, and exercise, you have significantly helped your body flush toxins out the system. To continue the
momentum, you could make better choices when it comes to meals.
Instead of reaching for processed foods, opt for whole grains, fruits, and veggies that are easier to digest and also contain lots of nutrients. Go for veggies and
fruits with lots of fiber to help your body further detox the system. Dark green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, as well as fiber-rich fruits like papaya
and watermelon, are excellent choices.
Eating the right foods will keep you from bringing toxins into your body when your goal is to detox. Our bodies are exposed to enough toxins from the
environment as it is without us adding to the list by eating the wrong foods.
6. Steam and Exfoliate to Kick the Toxins Out
One primary route through which toxins leave our bodies is when we sweat, and the sweat is let out through the skin pores. So it helps to regularly exfoliate
your skin and take steam baths to detoxify your body. When you exfoliate your skin, you slough off dead skin cells that could be blocking your pores. Once you
do this and steam in the sauna, your body will sweat out toxins easily.
A great bonus from spending time in the sauna is that it gives you glowing skin and leaves you feeling rejuvenated. Other skin treatments that will encourage
detoxification are dry body brushing to boost circulation, body wrapping and using clay body masks.
7. Using Healthy Herbs, Spices, and Oils to Cook
Natural herbs and spices such as sage, rosemary, oregano, ginger, garlic, and turmeric are excellent for detoxification. They also make healthy foods such as
vegetables that would otherwise be bland taste and smell amazing. Cooking food using healthy spices and herbs will also encourage you to eat healthy foods
often which is a great bonus.
Even if you use the best spices and herbs to prepare food, using unhealthy oils will kill any detox properties or health properties in it. Instead, choose to cook
with a healthy oil like extra virgin olive oil that is great for your vital organs such as the heart, and rich in vitamins and minerals.
8. Meditation and Yoga
You can detoxify your body all you want but if your brain is cluttered its a waste of time. You will notice when the mind is preoccupied and overwhelmed you
end up indulging a lot in toxic foods, drinks, and habits. You can avoid this by engaging in activities such as meditation and yoga that help to center you and
calm your spirit.
Half an hour of yoga and meditation every day, or at least three times a week will help you de-stress and stay balanced. Yoga is also a great way to boost circulation and it encourages the lymphatic system to work at its best thereby flushing out toxins even as you get limber and centered.
These are a few things you can incorporate into your day to day activities that will detoxify your body. Apart from cleansing the body of toxins, adopting these habits will also transform your body from the inside out making you look better and feel better. Best of all you will improve your energy levels and mood helping you to live life at your best.