How to detox body
The liver is responsible for many important functions which affect the entire human body
With all of the environmental toxins and hidden poisons which most of us encounter and absorb into our bodies on a daily basis, it is very easy for the liver to become toxic itself.
For this reason, it is crucial to know how to aid this most important of organs in flushing unwelcome materials out of itself and out of the body
Detoxification is like giving your body an inner makeover.
It’s about cleaning out those unwanted toxins that are detrimental and harmful to your health.
This means feeding yourself a proper diet, participating in exercise, adding other healthy habits to your lifestyle, and bringing your alcohol/drug use to a halt.
Essentially, doing all this will clean out the impurities in your blood and allow your body heal itself.
Depending on your level of addiction, it is always wise to consult with a doctor before trying to detox on your own.
If your addiction is severe, you may need medical help to begin the process.
Along the way, you may experience nausea, vomiting, headaches, sweats, and other unpleasant symptoms as your body starts shedding the unwanted chemicals.
These are to be expected since you are cutting your body off from its fix.
If the symptoms worsen, please seek medical attention.
Here are some of the tips for Detoxification:
1.Start your mornings with a glass of room temperature lemon water.
(Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your system and cause the digestion process to slow down.)
Squeeze half a lemon in and wait 15 to 30 minutes after drinking it to eat breakfast.
Why it’s so good for you: Lemons are packed with nutrients and immunity boosters like vitamin C, potassium and pectin fiber, which curbs hunger cravings.
They also help speed up enzyme function and stimulate the liver so your body can flush out toxins.
2.If it comes in a bag, box or can, skip it.
“A plant-rich diet full of organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes is naturally detoxing.”
3.Swap sunflower seeds for fennel seeds.
The sweet, nutty flavored seeds are full of antioxidants. When chewed, they release beneficial oils that improve digestion and balance blood sugar.
4.Get your probiotics.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a good bacteria that lines the gut membranes and aids in eliminating toxins. You can add the powder form of it to juices and shakes, or eat it in the form of sauerkraut or yogurt.
‘Add cottage cheese to your list of detox essentials, along with probiotic yoghurt and drinks,’ ‘These help to repopulate the bowel with bacteria that aid digestive health and play a role in boosting immunity.’
5.Eat plenty of spices. “Spices like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, and turmeric are supercleansing and help your body reach its natural satiation point earlier,
6.End the night with chamomile tea. Not only does it help with insomnia, it aids in breaking down your final meal.
7.‘Cut down on alcohol and caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea and cola‘These can all dehydrate the body.’
8.‘Go for raw nuts, seeds, avocados and pears to get essential healthy fats, which will slow down your digestion and give you more energy,
9.‘Chia seeds are also great because they’re easily digested, and full of Omega 3 and protein.’
10.‘Wholegrains, such as oatmeal and brown rice, are essential to provide fibre and energy during your detox,’
11.‘Eat less salt,’
‘Even if you don’t add salt to your meals, many foods are already high in salt.’
12‘Stick to foods that are as close to nature as possible,
‘If you don’t understand the ingredient list, avoid it. Think seasonal and organic foods instead.’
13.‘Makemoving your body a daily requirement, even if it’s just a walk at lunchtime,’
‘High energy workouts are good too, but walking, yoga and Pilates will have a more calming and restorative effect on your body.’
14.Chia seeds, cilantro, parsley, and lemon – Leech on to impurities in your intestines and help dispose of them.
15.Green leafy veggies: kale, romaine, wheatgrass, seaweed, etc. – Great source of fiber to flush out your body and anti-oxidants to boost your immune system
16.Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – Another fantastic source of anti-oxidants, which help fight disease
17.Lessen your stress. In the hectic world we live in, it can be hard to remember to find the time for yourself. So make sure to take a chunk out of the day to unwind and treat yourself well, as stress hormones, such as cortisol, are detrimental to your health and path to detoxification.
18.Get a massage. This is another great stress-reducer and can aid in the release of toxins from your body.
19.Get more sleep. Most of us are sleep-deprived. Ideally, you should be getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night to keep your body in peak health and to reduce stress.
20.Get your family and friends involved. Anyone can take these detoxing steps to a healthier life. By participating in this together, you can offer each other support and help keep yourselves on track.