Feeling slow and inactive? Are you experiencing aches and pains, skin problems or digestive problems? And can’t lose weight even with all the effort? And maybe it’s time for a whole body detox.
Used for many centuries by different cultures around the world – which includes Ayurveda and Chinese medicine – detoxification is all about cleaning, nourishing and resting the body both inside and out. By taking away and removing toxins from your body and then providing healthy nutrients to your body, detoxifying can aid you by protecting you from illnesses and renewing your capability to maintain good health.
The following are tips on how to detoxify your body:
1. Begin with taking a glassful of spring water and a freshly squeezed lemon juice.
This is going to help eliminate the toxins and alkalizes your body. On the other hand, you can also add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of spring water. Hippocrates used apple cider vinegar to treat his patients. He also discovered that it was a good cleansing and healing mixture, a natural antiseptic and antibiotic that combat bacteria and germs, for a healthier, robust and longer life.
2. Take up a daily dose of freshly made vegetable juice.
Go for lots of green veggies like cilantro, kale, and spinach. Start your day by drinking juices made from apples, beetroot, cilantro, carrots, ginger, lemon, and turmeric. As seasons change, your choice of ingredients will also change.
3. Remove harmful oils from your daily diet.
Bad oils include canola oil, cotton seed oil, peanut oil, and vegetable oil. You should rather use good oils like avocado oils, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil. Hemp oil is considered to be a good source of omega-3s, -6s, and -9s.
4. Drinking green tea and herbal teas like dandelion, nettles etc. is good for you.
These kind of teas helps in detoxifying and eradicating toxins in the body.
5. Consume more on herbs, raw fruits, and vegetables.
Fruits, veggies, and herbs have enzymes that help in digestion and improving nutrient absorption of the body.
6. Reduce or eliminate intake of white sugar.
Try avoiding substitute that has harmful artificial sweeteners, instead go for natural ones like coconut sugar, date sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup or stevia.
7. Reduce or avoid white flour and white breads.
Eating foods with white flour is like adding glue to your body, and it overburdens your digestive system. It can be a cause for certain digestive illnesses, and it can also lead to having problematic normal bowel movement.
You can substitute white flour with other type of flours like buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, cornmeal, Kamut flour, quinoa flour, and spelt flour. Try for whole grain bread instead of white bread.
8. Take a daily dose probiotic supplement.
Aside from taking probiotic supplements, you can also include foods that have live cultures like Greek yogurt, kefir or cultured vegetables. The good bacteria eliminate bad bacteria and yeasts and aid in healing the intestinal lining.
9. Consume legumes and a lesser amount of meat, fish, and poultry.
Legumes are good sources of protein and fibers in the beans helps in maintaining proper bowel movement.
10. Breathe deeply, walk, smile, laugh, be happy and remove toxic people out of your life.
Find the good things in everything and move your body more. This can help in reducing stress and stress chemicals found in your body.