Over the past few years, detox or detoxification has become a popular buzzword. It usually refers to adhering to a particular diet or using special products that claim to rid your body of toxins, thereby improving health and promoting weight loss. Fortunately, your body is well-equipped to eliminate toxins without the use of special diets or expensive supplements. Having said that, you can help your body’s natural detoxification system.
This article will provide 9 evidence-based ways to rejuvenate your body without going through complex procedures.
Oh yes! So satisfying! This is one of the most effective natural ways to detox. Massage helps in moving the fluids and metabolic waste through this natural process. It helps in releasing stress, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. It also improves the immune system.
2. Limited alcohol
Umm….sorry for the disappoinment party animals.You just have to do this in order to help your body do its work in a regular way. Although you don’t have to quit, just don’t overdo it. Maybe having 2 drinks per week wouldn’t do you harm or hinder your detoxification process.
3. Reduce caffeine intake
Shh….coffee lovers don’t get sad. 1-2 cups of coffee per day wouldn’t hinder your detoxification process, but more than that leads to lowered immunity and trouble sleeping. Herbal tea is a better alternative, such as green tea, peppermint tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, etc. Herbal tea helps in detoxifying in a much faster way.
4. Fix your sleep patterns
Yes, that series you are binge-watching can wait. You guys have no idea how bad the adverse effects are of not having sufficient sleep. Just like how you cannot satisfy your hunger pangs till you eat something, it’s the same with the body. A minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep is required for the proper functioning of the body’s detoxification system.
5. Sweat it out
Yes, come on! Move it! Move it! This is such a natural way to detoxify your body. Make a habit of exercising daily. It allows you to stay fit and will have a positive effect on your lifestyle. Come on, you don’t have to be a marathoner; just focus on exercises that increase your heart rate.
Hot yoga for 20 minutes, swimming for 30 minutes, low-cardio intensity such as walking for 40 minutes.
6. Drink water!!
It’s so funny how we almost forget about water and drink only when to quench our thirst. Our body needs water to function properly, so what happens when we don’t consume a proper quantity of water our body needs, it leads to dehydration, diarrhoea , acne. These are the signs that your body is telling you to consume more water. It is important to drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day to aid proper functioning of the kidney which is responsible to eliminate toxic substances from the body.
7. Dry body brush
Dry brushing helps in the increase of blood circulation which results in a natural way of detoxification, improves skin tone and appearance. Dry body bristle brush is for skin brushing, do it once a week before showering or in a sauna. Start brushing your feet in a circular motion and then move towards your inward torso. It is such a relaxing therapy you guys need to try this. If you don’t have access to dry brushing no worries!! We got you, all you need is a cup of besan( gram flour) , half teaspoon of turmeric powder, milk , and used coffee grounds to have a coarse consistency. Mix all the ingredients and massage in circular motions all over your body and rinse with Lukewarm water. It’s a natural home therapy for exfoliation and blood circulation.
8. Add greens and fruits
Let the body do its work. Maintaining a healthy diet is important to help your body do its work naturally and stay fit. In order to naturally get rid of these toxins, all you need to do is add fruits and veggies to your diet. Fruits and vegetables contain minerals, vitamins, and fibre. They help in boosting the immune system, which overall results in the removal of toxins naturally.
Here are some foods you need to include in your diet: Ginger, spinach, lemon, cucumber, kiwi, orange, and watermelon. These foods not only help you stay hydrated but also aid in detoxifying. So, why not try it out?
9. Take a break
We are all in a rush to build ourselves but actually forget what our mental health needs are. Take a break. If you are dealing with a lot of stress and not taking enough time to calm yourself down, it affects your nervous system, which results in a slow detox. Support your body while it does its work naturally.
So, here are some ways to support your body’s natural way of detoxification. You don’t need to necessarily spend money on supplements or start a hard detox program. These small changes in your lifestyle will give you the best results in detoxification.
Try these simple changes and let us know if you loved the process in the comments section below.