We’re coming up to the end of the year and you might be considering trying to get healthier in the new year like many other people but you’re not really sure where to start. Undergoing a detoxification process is a good place to kick off getting healthy. A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health.
If you are worried that detoxing means having to invest in expensive products or take up a vigorous gym routine, don’t worry, simply making healthy choices when considering your diet and lifestyle can detox the body and leave you feeling revitalised. Here are 5 ways to detox naturally to help you get started:
The modern day diet is packed full of foods which are unhealthy, convenient and cheap which makes them hard to resist. There are some simple things you can do to eat better and detox from the unhealthy foods you may be used to.
- Eat whole, non-processed plant foods because processed foods lack the nutrients your body needs.
- Remove all sugar from your diet including honey, molasses, and artificial sweeteners.
- Try to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables along with whole grains, beans and legumes, and small amounts of nuts and seeds.
It will be hard to kick the habit of having a quick meal full of sugar and processed food but I promise making these changes will make your happier and healthier in the long run.
Hydration is key for good body function and detoxing. Try to drink a tall glass of water with juice from half of a lemon in the morning, this will help re-hydrate the system and promotes digestion. If like me, you struggle to drink plain water why not try tea? Tea is full of antioxidants, it hydrates you (especially if it’s herbal) and fills you up so you will be less likely to overeat or eat the wrong things.Visit www.teamiblends.com to find detox teas.
People often forget that skin is the largest organ of the body and one of its functions is elimination. It is responsible for 10 to 15% of total body elimination which makes it super important when you are going through a detox. An easy and effective way to help detox your body via the skin is dry brushing. It improves the appearance of skin by removing dead cells and helps new skin to regenerate. Additional bonuses include stimulating blood circulation, the lymphatic system which ultimately results in boosted toxin elimination.
Another way of helping your body to detox is to use clay which has a fantastic natural toxin removal effect. Bentonite clay is a type of volcanic ash with remarkable properties. It has a negative electrical charge at a molecular level which attracts positively charged toxins. As most toxins are positively charged, clay naturally draws out the toxins and holds them at its core. Taking clay internally (it is processed into a fine powder and mixed with distilled water) or using it in a foot bath are simple ways to help rid your body of toxic buildup.
Exercise is an easy way to help your body in its natural detoxification process. As blood circulates throughout the body it transports nutrients to all the organs and muscles and removes toxins. As you do exercise you build up a sweat and toxins are released through the pores of the skin. Regular exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system, it also boosts digestion, reduces tension, lubricates joints, and strengthens your body leading to a happier and healthier detoxed you.