It is mind-boggling to know how much toxins our bodies are expected to deal with everyday. With this continuous bombardment, we cannot leave it up to our immune system to deal with the problem on its own. Our lifestyles and the deteriorating environment are more than willing to provide more toxicity than the body’s natural processes can handle.
Not all is lost. You can help your body detoxify before disease plagues your body, resulting in organ failure, and premature death. There are a number of exit mechanisms built to remove toxins from our bodies. These include your lungs, bowels and intestines, skin, kidneys, liver, and the lymphatic system. We can aid them with seven simple activities to that can be done daily.
1. Drink hot lemon water
Disease thrives within a body in an acidic state. An intake of hot lemon water reverses this, creating an alkaline environment. This enhances liver functions, such as removing toxins from the blood, storing nutrients, regulating levels of blood sugar, and getting rid of old blood cells.
Sedentary rhymes with cemetery. Be active. Engage in any exercise that increases heart rate and works up a real good sweat. You could cycle, lap swim, or even walk briskly. The lymphatic system fluids will be stimulated and will hasten flow. This will also lower the pressure on your kidneys, help your lungs expel toxins, and allow your cells to flush out waste products through perspiration.
If food stays in your digestive tract for a long time, it begins to ferment, becoming toxic. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that aid digestion, ensuring proper absorption of nutrients and expulsion of waste products. You can partake of some foods rich in probiotics, such as kefir, and plain yogurt. Fermented cabbage such as German-style sauerkraut and Korean kimchi are also good sources of probiotics, especially when taken at the beginning of your meal. Alternatively, you can take probiotic pills, which also contain digestive enzymes.
4. Get enough sleep at the right hours
Detoxification takes place while you are asleep. The liver works extra hard in the early hours of the morning. Sleeping late denies your liver this opportunity. Get as much sleep as you can regularly, and refrain from staying up late. In addition, you can wake up early to empty your bladder and bowels. Do not allow festered bowel movement or hold back of your urine. The body may reabsorb lingering waste products.
5. Watch less television
Negative thoughts can lead to more toxins being released into your body. Some studies have shown that what you watch can affect your mindset. Off-putting news stories, depressing dramas, and even advertising which directly or indirectly target your self-esteem, can taint proper bodily functions if they get way into your head. Switch of the TV (or other electronic devices) that rain on your parade.
Green tea is one a popular detox remedy. Tea is known to have many different health properties, such as improving sleep, cleansing the liver and kidneys, and keeping you energized. For variation, you can also try other teas: jasmine, oolong, or pu-erh. Iced tea however is not recommended, as it tends to contain copious amounts of sugar.
7. Go organic
Organic foods do not contain chemicals and synthetic ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup. Switch to organic choices, food products that are less processed and farm fresh. Also, pay attention to how you prepare your food. Soaking free-range chicken in grease and lard negates its health properties.
Apart from these seven ways, you should also adapt the following habits.
Drink lots of water
There are endless benefits of staying hydrated. It helps in elimination of fecal matter, which carries a great deal of toxins. Hydration keeps the bowels lubricated, making it easier to get rid of toxins each time you visit the bathroom.
Brushing your body
Brushing your body using a dry loofah sponge before you take a shower gets rid of dead cells on your skin, helping eliminate toxins as well as germs. Start from the periphery and work your way towards the center. Remember, your skin is the largest part of the body, having an extensive surface area.
Removing toxins from your body makes you less susceptible to sickness, thereby allowing you to enjoy an improved overall quality of life. For a boost, a trip to the health spa can give you a relaxing and pleasurable head start, as the treatments flush out the toxin buildup in your system. Get started on your detox today.