Detox is a term we have been hearing frequently of late. But what is it really?
As you know, human body comes in contact with a lot of toxins through air, food, and water. It is necessary to eliminate these toxins from the body to lead a healthy life. A body that is cleansed and nourished inside out functions to its maximum potential and this cleansing also gives the individual a glowing skin, shiny hair, and a perfect body! There are various natural ways to detoxify your body; be vigilant and feel the difference:
Choose what you eat wisely. First of all, avoid foods that create toxins in the body such as alcohol, saturated fats, sugars, cigarettes, caffeine and processed foods. Go for foods rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and are all-natural.
Exercise regularly. When you work out, you don’t just burn excessive calories but also help your body get rid of the toxin build-up through breathing and sweating. Exercising improves blood circulation and digestion that also aids in removing toxic substances from the body.
Well, yes, it is another reason to pamper yourself with a good, relaxing massage. When correct pressure points are massaged properly, they release toxins from muscles which will later remove themselves from the body. Make sure you get a trained masseur or masseuse for a healthy massage.
Start your day with a detoxifying liquid, which is green tea. Caffeine should not be taken in large quantities, but a little amount will not do much harm. In fact, if you opt for a healthy caffeinated drink it is even helpful. Green tea is full of natural antioxidants which help remove all the unwanted substances that move about in your bloodstream.
Water is one of the most important things that help flush out the toxins from the body without much effort. Drink a lot more than the usually prescribed eight glasses each day. Do not go for sports drinks or any type of unhealthy drinks but just plain water.
Nothing sweats you out as much as a good sauna does and nothing detoxifies a body as much as sweating does. Use a sauna regularly and keep getting your body rid of toxins.
There are quite a lot of drinks that you can consume to speed up the toxin removal process. One ought to consume these drinks several times a day. We are providing you with recipes of a few of them, choose whichever you like:
- Make a lemonade by squeezing a lemon into a glass of water, and adding a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt in warm water.
- Blend a cup of kale (without stems), a banana and fresh parsley leaves with a small amount of water.
- Chop an apple, a carrot, a beetroot and celery stick, and blend them with some water, lemon juice, and salt.
And there you have it! Now it’s your turn. What have you been doing to detoxify your body lately?