Toxins are harmful substances in the body that cause constant tiredness, headaches, stomach discomfort, skin reactions, muscle pains, and bad breath amongst others. They come into the body through the skin, air, and food you eat. You may not be able to stop them from invading your body but you can take them out by detoxifying.
What then is detoxifying? It means taking harmful substances out of the body by converting them into forms that the body organs can easily eliminate. Though the Liver and Kidney naturally detoxifies the body, the amount of toxins that gets in has increased over time due to pollution in air, food and water. As a result of this, our body organs are constantly overworked resulting in failure and major illnesses in the long run. Detoxifying is a duty you owe your body, it is the determining factor between strength and fatigue, health and diseases, life and death.
Follow these ultimate rules to eliminate toxins, and gain control over your health.
Reduce Sugar Intake
The liver stores sugar, converts the excess into fatty acid, and sends it into the blood, resulting in an imbalance. To solve this, the body takes calcium from teeth and bones to protect the blood from toxins, which consequently results in the weakening of organs. Refined sugar is worse, it has empty calories (no nutrients) which are not easily digestible and will send you to the doctor more often than you’d like. Knowing these, it is best to reduce your sugar intake and stick to only natural sugars that are highly important for your overall health.
Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Toxins cause inflammation, so taking anti-inflammatory foods will enhance good bacterial action that the body needs to combat diseases. Eat food rich in fiber like fruits- pears, strawberries, carrot, avocado, apples, as well as peas, broccoli, lentils, beans, okra, chia seeds, almonds and walnuts. These healing foods will effectively keep the toxins away.
Drink lots of Water
Water is one of the most effective tools for detoxification. It has nutrients that re-hydrate the body, aid digestion, lubricate the joints, regulate body temperature and flush out waste from the body. Ideally you need to drink 3 litres of water daily. However if you find it too plain, you can add a bit of lemon to it, or spice things up by drinking tea, green tea specifically because it keeps heart diseases and cancer away. Don’t delay, start drinking!
Alcohol is anti-detox, here’s why; the liver and kidney are the direct recipients of all the bad consequences of alcohol, because it slows reflexes, impairs memory, reduces coordination, harms the brain and are may be instrumental in causing cancer. Want to rid your body of toxins? Take out the alcohol.
Get Adequate Sleep
Your body needs to be the in the best of state to be able to detoxify, and this can only be possible when you sleep adequately and allow it rejuvenate. While you sleep, the brain clears toxic waste and restores it to health. Typically 7-8 hours of daily sleep is what you need to restore your energy and revitalize your body.
Environmental pollution is one of the major ways that toxins are introduced into the human body. An average human being inhales 3000 gallons of air daily. These harmful substances surround us and we cannot run away from them, but we can protect ourselves from them. Purify the air and let fresh air come into your home by opening windows, cleaning your filters like Air-conditioners and vacuums and using eco-friendly cleaning products. You could also go there extra mile by testing your home for radon because it is the second highest cause of lung cancer, insulating your home, and eating organic and clean food items. Taking these measures will definitely keep toxins at bay.
Exfoliate Your Skin
The skin is the largest body organ and you need to pay great attention to it. Exfoliation removes dead cells and toxins that have been introduced to the skin through sweat and air pollution. Salicylic acid-rich products are good for the skin as they contain antioxidants which leave the skin cleaner, healthier, smoother and more radiant than they’ve ever been. Grapefruits, tomatoes, green apple, cucumber and strawberries are great natural options.
Inactivity does not aid blood circulation, but causes joints and muscle friction. Ensure you do not stay idle for long and learn to incorporate some exercise into your daily routine. Being active expels the toxic materials in your system, aids digestion, increases your energy, lubricates your muscle and reduces stress and tension.
Have A Sauna Therapy
Sweating is a tested and true way of detoxifying. Apart from the calming effect and increased blood circulation a sauna bath gives you, sweating as a result of the Sauna heat gets rid of toxic bodies by releasing toxins stored in fat through perspiration.
Get a Massage
A massage naturally activates the body’s detoxification process and squeezes toxins from the cells allowing for total relaxation and eventual expulsion of bad body matters. In addition, the rhythmic strokes of a massage kick starts the lymph to push out toxic substances, which then lets off tension, enhances the reproduction of white blood cells and helps the circulatory system. A massage gives more energy, strengthens the immune system, clears and improves the skin, and makes the breath better.
Drink a Detox Smoothie Daily
You can replace meals with a detox smoothie, one at breakfast or at other times of the day. Start with a cup or two and then increase the intake so your body can gradually adjust to it. Keep in mind that smoothies should be made up of 60 percent fruits and 40 percent greens, which you should rotate to get as much nutrients as possible.
It is important that your lungs expel toxins constantly to make the heart healthy. These are some deep-breathing techniques that you can apply:
- Sit upright in a chair and gently breathe in and out.
- Put your thumbs on the kidney area by wrapping the fingers around your sides,
- Then gently squeeze the fingers while you breathe in and out.
Detoxing requires consistency and dedication. More importantly, ensure you discover which method gives the results you desire. Applying these ultimate rules will not only dispel your fear of toxins, but keep you healthier and stronger.