Just like cars, generators, motors and other machines need to be serviced every now and then to ensure they don’t break down, the human body also needs to be detoxed often to get rid of toxins. Toxins sometimes seem farfetched but the truth is that there are toxins everywhere – our food, water and even the air we breathe. This makes it necessary to detox often to keep the body healthy.
Detoxing isn’t rocket science. You don’t have to wait for that time when you can take 30 days off food for a cleanse. Here are daily habits you could start to help remove harmful toxins from your body.
Drink Plenty of Water
You must have heard the importance of water to the body over and over again but that’s because it is very true. Water is important for the health of all your vital organs because it aids in every metabolic process in the body. Water also flushes your body of toxins through elimination. Drink between eight and 10 glasses of water daily.
Start your Day with Lemon Water
The citric acid in lemon aids in detoxification. The atomic structure of lemon juice is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, which aids the liver in producing bile. More bile keeps food moving smoothly through your gastrointestinal tract. Just squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass of lukewarm water. If you want, you can add a little raw honey too. Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait 30 minutes before eating your breakfast.
Drink Detox Smoothies
Green smoothies are smoothies made from fruits and vegetables like spinach, kale, beetroot, apples, oranges, pears, pineapple, avocado, cucumber, ginger, etc., are wonderful healthy addition to your daily diet. They are detoxifying because they help stimulate the digestive tract to eliminate toxic waste from the body. If you can’t afford to do this daily, try doing it at least three times a week.
Drink Green Tea
This is very easy to achieve. If you are a coffee lover, just switch from coffee to green tea. Green tea is rich with antioxidants that support detoxification as it contains ingredients that eliminate harmful toxins from the body. Green tea also contains a class of micronutrients called polyphenols that promote the production of fat-burning hormones that are inhibited by toxins. You can take 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily.
Yes working out is also an amazing way to rid your body harmful toxins. Sweating aids in removing excess body salts and other nasty poisons from your body. Exercising is the best way to produce sweat. When you exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, you power up your lungs and get that breath flowing. This in turn pumps toxins out on a continual basis, and it also makes your heart stronger. If you cannot come up with your own fitness routine, you can get fitness equipment to help you work out better. Exercise mats are also great for aerobics.
Now this is the easiest part. You just have to be disciplined enough to get your body to sleep in good time. Your body cleanses itself while you sleep, with the liver doing its job when your body is in rest mode. Even the brain performs the vital function of eliminating toxins during sleep. This is why you feel rejuvenated after a restful night with six to eight hours of deep sleep.
Now you know!