Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Detox Your Body And Feel Energized

Detox is a term often association with drug addiction. But many people consume toxins daily without even knowing it. These can lead to harmful side effects on your health and general well-being. With these 5 simple ways to detox, we’ll show you the easiest way to begin purging these harmful pollutants from your body.

 

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What Is Detoxification?

The first thing you should note is that detoxification is a natural bodily process. It’s not something that only health junkies do; it’s what the body does all the time.

Detoxification is simply the process by which harmful materials are removed from the body. Certain organs, like the liver, work specifically to remove toxins from the body (in the case of the liver, it works to clean the blood). Every time you go to the bathroom, your body is removing harmful toxins from your body.

 

But beyond what the body naturally does, we can also take intentional steps to aid in the detoxification process. This is what most people mean when they refer to “detoxing.”

 

Why Detox?

Before we look at the top 5 ways to detox, let’s start with the more fundamental question: why detox in the first place?

We are constantly putting toxins in our bodies through the things we eat and through simply interacting with the world. This is why our body has built in mechanisms to remove these toxins.

A buildup of toxic materials can lead to all sorts of adverse side effects on your health—like bloating, brain fog, irritations and allergies, fatigue, and a general feeling of sluggishness. Toxins can also be a drain on your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight infections and diseases.

Detoxing can help alleviate these conditions and give a boost to your immune system. In addition, by detoxifying you can lose weight and prevent the buildup of toxins in the first place. This will add to your overall sense of well-being for a happier and healthier life.

Finally, by removing toxins you can slow the process by which the body ages and help prevent chronic illnesses. And who wouldn’t want to live longer and healthier!?

 

Here Are The 5 Easiest Ways To Detox And Cleans Your System

 

1. Change Some of Your Regular Eating Habits

The first thing you need to do to properly detox is to stop consuming the common toxins that you’re trying to get rid of.

healthy fruits and vegetables for detoxYou should do this gradually over time. This will allow you to get used to the new foods. If you don’t consume them in the first place, you have less to try and remove from your system.

This means you need to increase the number of organic fruits and vegetables that you consume. Eat lots of spinach and kale, apples and carrots, beets and cilantro.

In addition to adding these kinds of foods to your daily diet, you should also remove things like vegetable oil and canola oil. Instead, focus on things like coconut oil, flaxseed oil, or extra-virgin olive oil.

And, of course, you should cut down on the refined and processed sugars as well as white flour. These wreak havoc on your blood sugar and insulin levels and are associated with all sorts of health issues.

 

2. Add a Smoothie and Water Intake to Your Daily Routine

It is amazing what a simple smoothie can do to help in the detoxifying process. You can find any number of great smoothie recipes. Look for recipes that include kale as a base as this is by far one of the most powerful vegetables in the detox category. Avoid premade, powered smoothies as these often have more added materials that are counterproductive to detoxifying and may even add toxins to your system.

In addition to starting your day off right with great smoothies, you should increase your water intake throughout the day. According to the Mayo Clinic, men need around 13 cups and women need around 9 cups of beverages per day. How you get these cups can vary; they do not need to be cups of water.

If you are accustomed to drinking coffee in the morning, that can count towards your daily water intake. However, green tea would be a much better option for detoxifying.

 

3. A Good Sweat with an Infrared Sauna

Well, there is one way that might be easier: simply sweating out the toxins. People have known for hundreds of years that a little time spent in a sauna can help the body remove toxins via the sweat glands.

one person saunaAnd you do not have to belong to a high-priced gym to enjoy the benefits of a good sweat. Now, with in-home infrared saunas and portable infrared saunas, anyone can bring a luxury spa into their homes.

Sweating is a natural way the body excretes toxins and also contributes to your overall relaxation and well-being. Adding a simple sauna routine to your weekly detoxifying efforts is a natural way to aid the body in removing harmful toxins.

Infrared saunas are a great way to get the sweat you need to purge your body of all its toxins. With an infrared sauna, the waves avoid acting directly on the skin and heat up your body directly. There really is nothing like a good sweat in your infrared sauna.

 

4. Exercise

Yeah, there’s really no way around it. You need to exercise regularly. You do not need to spend hours upon hours at the gym. Cardio exercises for as little as 10-15 minutes a day that raises the heart rate can have a tremendous effect on your overall health.

Getting you blood pumping through your body increase the amount of blood in your brain, this boosts your overall sense of well-being and mental awareness. In addition, exercise reduces tension and increases the effectiveness of your immune system. This is where the great benefit for detoxing comes in.

And, of course, this helps to burn fat and reduces your weight, another great aid in detoxifying and healing injuries.

 

5. Stretching and Massage

While you’ve increased your exercise, you should also consider adding a stretching routine, like through yoga, to your daily routine.

This stretching and breathing can go a long way to making your body more limber and productive in producing antioxidants. This should help reduce your overall stress and contribute greatly to your overall sense of well-being.

Beyond your stretching routine, a deep and intense massage can also add to your detoxifying efforts. These massages should focus on your body’s natural pressure points to relieve stress. By working the muscles in the body (much like a good exercise), you release toxins that have built up inside the tissue.

What could be easier for detoxifying than a good massage?

 

Conclusion

The body is already working hard to remove harmful toxins from your body. By making a few small changes to your diet you can greatly reduce the level of toxins entering your body. And by adding a little exercise, some massage, and a good sweat, you will come to feel like a whole new person once the harmful toxins are purged from your system.

 

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