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While detoxing may seem like a fairly new fad, it’s been practiced for centuries. The purpose of a detox is to allow your body to rest. However, it’s also an opportunity for elimination organs like your kidneys and liver to clear out such accumulated junk as the build-up of food waste in your intestines, cellular debris, and environmental toxins.
While your body is always eliminating waste and working to keep your system clean, it can sometimes be overwhelmed if you’re under stress or have overindulged. Here are some basic things you can do to help your body to detox.
Water is one of the best ways to detox and to help your body function regularly. Water prevents premature wrinkling, helps you lose weight, prevent kidney damage, help your blood deliver oxygen, lubricate your joints, and it cushions the brain. Adding lemon, (water and lemon is a popular combination in a detox diet), speeds up the detoxification process, and gives you powerful enough antioxidants to wean you off coffee and kickstart your metabolism. Buy yourself a water bottle and refill it whenever it’s empty.
Jump on the probiotic bandwagon
Probiotics help you regulate the good things occurring in your gut. Science says that if your gut is healthy, your body is in a better position to ward off toxins, as well as maintain the strength of your immune system and the health of your brain. Probiotics also help you fight sugar cravings. Just be warned that if you’re thinking about stocking up on yoghurt, too many probiotics can leave you with a bloated feeling.
Adhere to a basic menu
Having a one-day, three-meal detox can prep, recharge, and cleanse your body by intaking a perfect balance of ingredients. For breakfast, try a curated bowl of oats and fruits. For lunch, have a balance of fat and carbs, and an overload of antioxidants and vitamins for dinner. This fuel can set you on the right path to feeling like a new person.
Take a juice shot
To give yourself a healthy complexion and a boost to your energy levels, justice shots are the way to go. You’ll want to include some beets for your heart, experimental algae E3 to help your face look younger, and vitamin C for your tan.
Another detox craze is colonics, or manually clearing out your colon. Instead, you can simply add more fiber to your diet. It’s safer and more natural. Waste and toxins stick to your digestive tract, and fiber grabs gem and drags them away. Fiber also assists in weight control, simply because a high-fiber diet is filling, controls both your cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and helps you live longer. Just add more fruit and vegetables to your eating plan.
While sweating out toxins isn’t a scientific thing, exercise helps to circulate the lymph and blood, which means that toxins exit quicker. The more that blood circulates, the more your liver works to filter it out. Working out is good for your general health, as it makes your insides operate like they’re supposed to. It’s also the simplest way to purify your body.
Spice things up
There are a wide variety of spices, herbs, and vegetables with detoxifying properties. Try making a spicy vegetable curry with garlic and chillies, or a raw salad with blood-purifying carrots and beetroots. You could even provide your liver with a morning boost by juicing ginger, apple, beetroot, lemon, and celery.
Skip your regular toxins
Alcohol is essentially a poison to the body. Smoke inhalation is no different. Neither are refined oils, processed sugars, or an excess of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Eat whole foods as much as you can, use cooking oils with high vitamin content, and resist that second glass of wine before you go to bed. It might not sound like much fun, but your liver will thank you for it, as painkillers and alcohol can damage it.
When this isn’t enough
While these tips are all great starting points for a healthier and cleaner body, oftentimes people need more help. Many people need to go on a detox after years of abusing their body through a poor diet. Others, however, have been addicted to particularly harmful substances. A professional rehabilitation centre such as Serenity Addiction Centres can help and support anyone who has suffered from alcohol or drug dependency. If you feel you could benefit from some advice, visit www.rehabclinic.org.uk now, and get in touch for a free consultation.