If you have read detox diets on the Internet before, you are probably put off for life. There are so many scary detox diets out there, making people believe they need to live off green, leafy vegetables and salt water if they are to cleanse their body.
We don’t advise this by the way; fad detox diets don’t produce lasting results. In fact, there are many different and easy ways to detox your body naturally for bone health, reduced stress, weight loss and other benefits. Below, we are going to take a look at five simple ways you can get started. Read on for more information.
1. Take a hot bath once a week with Ginger or Epsom salts
Detoxifying your body isn’t always about your food intake. You can release toxins by having a bath in Epsom salts or Ginger. This will help your body to sweat, and Epsom salts, in particular, are beneficial because they contain Magnesium Sulfate. When we are feeling stressed out, we lose Magnesium Sulfate, and so this is a good way to replace it via absorbing it through the skin.
2. Reduce the amount of unhealthy fats, alcohol, tobacco, salt, caffeine and sugar in your daily diet
Chewing tobacco or smoking can severely mess up the body. Smoking can make it difficult to breathe because it gums up the villi in your lungs. If you chew tobacco, the symptoms are even worse, as some of these toxins will end up in your mouth. Aside from this, make a conscious effort to reduce your sugar intake and limit the amount of alcohol and caffeine you consume, as they both work against your body’s natural detoxing efforts, as they dehydrate the body. Finally, stay away from processed, pre-packaged foods, as they contain huge amounts of sodium.
3. Eat whole foods
It is important to eat whole foods, i.e. raw vegetables and fruits, as much as you can. Fast foods and processed foods are overflowing with preservatives, additives, salt, sugar and fats, which act as poisonous toxins in your body. Plus, they lead to excess weight gain, which is the last thing you want when detoxifying your body.
4. Eat plenty of fibre
The next point is to make sure that you consume plenty of fibre. Incorporate plenty of vegetables, fruit and whole grains into your diet. Adequate water and fibre are so important, as they work together to push toxins through your colon and out of your body. All types of fresh fruit are effective when detoxing. However, make sure you do not eat it with your meal, or just before or just after. It needs to be consumed on its own. Aside from this, green and red vegetables, as well as beetroot are recommended. Artichokes have excellent liver detoxifying properties, and onions, broccoli and cauliflower are also recommended.
5. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day
We touched on the importance of water in the former point. Not only does water work with fibre to get rid of toxins, but it also helps you to sweat better, which is another way it gets rid of toxins. Plus, if you only drink water when you are thirsty, you are probably dehydrated.
So there you have it – five ways you can naturally detoxify your body, and we are sure you will agree with us when we say that they are all fairly easy changes you can make. So, why not get started today? You will be shocked by how much of a difference the five changes can make.