The process involves eliminating impurities from the blood in the liver. Our bodies are naturally conditioned to eliminate toxins through the kidneys, lungs, intestines and skin. Regular detoxification is necessary to help us remain healthy and fine.
Toxins enter our body through various mediums like water (fluoride and other chemicals), air (chemical trails, pollution and other toxins), food (chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, genetically modified ingredients, etc.), and medication.
Here are few natural ways to detox your body:
1. Start the day with a glass of water and lemon
Flush out the toxins from your body by drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up in the morning. You can also add a couple of spoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of spring water and drink it. Continue flushing out toxins by drinking a lot of water throughout the day.
2. Include vegetable juice in your diet every day.
A good detox element in your breakfast is the juice of carrot, beetroot, lemon, apple, ginger, turmeric & cilantro. Ensure your diet has a fair amount of greens – spinach, celery, and other leafy vegetables.
3. Replace toxic oils with healthy oils
Say ‘No’ to toxic oils like Vegetable Oil, Peanut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Cottonseed Oil and Canola Oil. Start using Extra-virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Hemp Oil and Flaxseed Oil instead.
4. Make green tea your favourite beverage
Drinking green tea helps you clear out toxins from your body. Teas like dandelion tea, nettle leaf tea, chicory tea, fenugreek tea, etc. are especially effective.
5. Detox on a diet of fruits, vegetables and herbs
During the detoxification process, eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and herbs. They contain enzymes that improve your digestion, regulate hormones and stimulate your immune system.
6. Avoid sugar
Eliminate sugar. Avoid artificial sweeteners too. Choose natural sweeteners like honey and stevia instead.
7. Eliminate white flour from your diet
Avoid eating food made from white flour. Substitute white bread with brown or multi-grain bread. Other healthy options include cornmeal, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour and kamut flour.
8. Exercise daily.
While detoxing your body, make sure you exercise daily as it helps you flush out toxins from your skin.
Detoxification relieves stress and improves your overall health. Start today!