Good News! Cleansing one’s body of toxins (also known as detoxification) is the latest fad that has currently gripped the world in it’s tentacles. And it seems like that it is here to stay! So, what exactly does detoxification mean? It simply refers to the removal of harmful substances or toxins from one’s body, physiologically or medicinally. It is also a very natural and primary function of our body which is mainly carried out by our liver. Liver not only synthesizes and secretes bile but also also acts as a sort of filter which separates any kind of toxin from the blood and converts it into a substance that can be eliminated by the kidney. Therefore, it is necessary that we help our body in eliminating toxins that may have entered our bodies. This can achieved by keeping a check on things that we consume and also by supporting our organs that help in detoxification through various means. And no, you don’t need to convert to an expensive lifestyle or follow a grueling diet! Here is a list of ten simple yet effective home remedies that will help you cleanse your body of toxins.
10. Go Organic!
It is one of the most effective way of avoiding toxins. Organic foods are produced by those methods which conform with organic farming. Now, organic farming avoids chemical fertilizers and pesticides which contain harmful toxins. It also promotes recycling of resources and conservation of biodiversity. Organic foods are not processed using industrial solvents or synthetic food additives. It’s all natural! Amazing, right? All you have to do is to buy organic food so that you get to ensure that you are not consuming any unhealthy toxins.
9. Green Smoothies?
Many people have not heard of green smoothies but they are super effective and extremely healthy. Now, a green smoothie is prepared by incorporating fresh fruits and dark, green leaves and vegetables like spinach, kale, chard, collards et cetera. Instead of dairy products, creamy fruits like bananas, mangoes and papaya’s are used to them a smooth texture. Green smoothies keep your digestive system running smoothly and also, jump starts your metabolism. By using natural ways of preparing these, you can cleanse your body of any toxins.
8. Drink that water up!
You all have heard it multiple times! Water is essential to our bodies. Drinking loads of water ensures that your body is cleansing out toxins daily and naturally. Water not only flushes out the toxins out of our bodies but also keeps our skin clear and our circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems running in harmony. SO bottle up! Don’t increase your water intake dramatically in one day but keep increasing it gradually. You’ll notice the benefits soon.
7. No Coffee, please.
If you really want to detoxify your body then’ you will have to let go of your daily cups of coffee. A single cup of coffee a day is still fine but try to cut down on your daily consumption. Instead replace your cup of coffee with green tea. Green tea does boost you up in the morning like your coffee and yet, it contains important natural antioxidants that are healthy for your body. It is necessary that you make small adjustments in your lifestyle, here and there, if you really want to keep your body free of toxins.
6. Exercise! Exercise!
Yes, exercising is inevitable. No matter how much you try to avoid it, it will come back to haunt you! Exercising has many benefits when it comes to your body but there’s one more advantage that many people don’t think you. As you exercise, you sweat and your sweat helps in flushing out the toxins. So, incorporate it in oyur daily regime and watch yourself bloom not only from the outside but from the inside too.
Your doctors may have suggested you to incorporate fibrous food into your diet. Fibers make sure that your digestive tract is in a perfect working condition. When you consume food containing toxins, they get accumulated in your digestive tract. Fibers ensure proper digestion thus, keep you from feeling bloated and tired. Fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains are excellent sources of fibers. They will also keep your bowel movement in check.
Believe it or not, it works! Our body needs rest to recuperate and rejuvenate. You don’t have to take drastic measures but fasting for a day or two, once in a while, will ensure that your body gets it time to jump back to it’s best form. Only consume fresh juice made out of fruits and vegetables to keep your energy levels up.
3. Beauty Sleep.
Sleep is important if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You all are aware of the side effects of sleep deprivation: lack of energy, irritation, weight gain, puffiness, compromised immune system et cetera. Just like any machine, your body needs to shut down too. A good 7-8 hours of undisturbed sleep is necessary for your body to recuperate. Make sure that you sleep on time so that you are able to get up the next day, all energized and refreshed.
2. Say no to stress!
Stress is harmful on so many levels! Not only does it tax you emotionally but it also plays havoc in your mind. As a result of this, your body suffers too. Hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes are some of the negative effects of stress. In fact, your body does not release good hormones when you are completely stressed out. So, it is imperative that you keep your stress levels at bay. You can also achieve this through daily yoga and meditation. Meditation allows you to concentrate on only the positive aspects of your life while at the same time urging you to get rid of the negative ones.
1. Alternative Medication.
There are many herbs out in the nature that have magnificent benefits. Options like turmeric, garlic and basil are readily available and can be incorporated quite easily. You can also try holistic medicine such as acupuncture and aromatherapy. These alternatives are not new to the world. They have been here for a long time yet have been unexplored by many.
Detoxification is one way to ensure that your body is working in best possible condition. It is imperative to keep your body healthy and strong so that it has the ability to fight against any onslaught of diseases. The remedies listed above are not difficult to carry out and can be easily incorporated in your lifestyle. It just requires determination and perseverance on your part. Healthy living is the best way of life, after all!