While some people recommend a week-long detoxification or regular long-term cleansing, it’s actually easy to perform daily practices that will help your body get rid of toxins. Here are six simple things you can do every day to encourage your body to detoxify.
1. Start Your Day with Water—and Lemon
Kickstart your body’s detoxification process by drinking a glass of water with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice when you wake-up in the morning. the lemon juice helps re-hydrate your body from hours of sleep and speeds up your digestion, which helps accelerate the flow of toxins out of your system.
2. Drink Lots of Tea
Not only it is loaded with antioxidants, but teas hydrate you and fill you up. This means you’ll less likely be craving and overeating the wrong foods. If the caffeine content is what bothers you, remember that the caffeine in teas is much gentler than in coffees. It’s a quick pick-me-up sans the jitters.
3. Have More Fruits and Vegetables
This may sound cliché, but fruits and veggies will give you nothing but goodness for your overall health. Most of them are rich in fiber, which helps your digestion, and are low in calories, so you won’t feel guilty consuming a lot of them.
4. Dry Brush your Skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and part of its functions is waste elimination. Dry brushing your skin is an easy and effective way to detoxify your system. It improves the look of your skin by eliminating dirt and dead skin cells and also stimulates blood circulation, which enhances toxin elimination.
5. Minimize Sugar Intake
To boost your body’s detoxification, lower the amount of your sugar intake in a day. Avoid sweet beverages and foods with sweeteners that seem healthy like calorie-free sweeteners, molasses and even honey.
6. Sweat It Out
If you can’t handle weights or any strenuous activity, sweat out in a sauna. But if you crave for adrenaline and want to get your heart pumping, go run on a treadmill or lift some weight in the gym. Nothing is more detoxifying than sweating it all out.
Part of living healthy is about finding joy in living in it. Going to extremes in fitness, diet or detoxification strip us off of the fun and healthy life we’re aiming for. So if you want to cleanse your body, start by doing healthier choices and let your body do what it is designed to do.