So many toxins and toxic substances roam the world we live in, making us vulnerable to their effect. There are chemical toxins in our food, air, and even in our favorite gadgets: pesticides, mercury, and even uranium are among those that contribute to health deterioration. By detoxing our bodies, we can prevent a series of health conditions that can start with the exposure to the toxins.
We at Simple Life Spot found 8 ways that will help you detox your body and be healthy again.
1. Avoid refined sugars.
Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners cause the body to block its natural metabolism and build up too much glucose in the blood. Thus creating a vicious cycle of weight gain, as well as a chance of getting diabetes and heart diseases. Swapping to organic brown sugar, maple syrup, and other healthy sweeteners will do the trick. You will notice that your body needs to get rid of sugar when your cravings for sweets begin to grow.
2. Clear the air from toxins.
Toxins and toxic substances may enter your house through open windows. So, purifying the air is a good idea to make sure you don’t breathe the bad stuff _ get an air purifier and it will do the job. Simple dusting the furniture and cleaning the floor with a wet mop every now and then will also help.
3. Try fasting from time to time.
We eat and eat, and then we eat some more. And most of what we binge on consists of processed foods and refined sugars. Fasting for a day or two can help cleanse your body from harmful substances, as well as prepare it for a more healthy diet by lowering your appetite.
4. Make probiotics or probiotic foods your favorite.
Your digestive system and how well it works is the key to a good body cleanse. To facilitate better functioning of your stomach and intestines, get probiotics as supplements or eat probiotic foods. One of the greatest probiotic-rich foods is kefir or plain yogurt. Make sure you have it at least once a day and your digestive system will thank you.
5. Drink red wine
It may seem strange that an alcoholic drink is used to cleanse the body. Yet, there are many studies that prove how just one glass of red wine a day can improve your cholesterol level and even fight urinary tract infections.
6. Drink plenty of water.
Water is a natural source for “flushing away” bad substances — the more you drink, the faster toxins from your body will leave it through your urinary tract. There is a great water-based drink that can help cleanse your body — simply add 2 tbsp of organic apple vinegar to one gallon of water and shake it. Drink daily in the morning.
7. Instead of morning coffee, have green tea.
Coffee, especially when unfiltered, contains cafestol, a diterpenoid molecule that can increase cholesterol levels. Avoid the build-up of the bad cholesterol and switch to drinking green tea or any herbal teas.
8. Go to the sauna or exercise.
Sweating is a natural way of cleaning the body from toxins. The more you sweat, the cleaner you become. Go to a sauna and sweat it out. However, consult your health practitioner before going since high-temperature exposure isn’t recommended for some people with health issues.
Another way to sweat is, of course, by exercising. Choose what suits you the most and go for it. Don’t forget to take a shower afterward to clean your skin from all the sweat!
Bonus: ion-water detox
Ion-water detox is another way of ridding your body of toxins. Beauty salons have this option after a pedicure. You can also buy this gadget online and use it at home.
We have shown you 8 ways that you can cleanse your body from toxins. What is your favorite detox method and how often do you do it? Share with us in the comment section below!