It is often proclaimed by so-called experts that detoxing is a great way to lose weight and improve your health.
While this is true, there are a number of ways to detox that are not safe and could potentially lead to harm.
Luckily for you the following list will provide you with safe and effective ways to cleanse your body.
#1: Use a sauna
If you have ever been to a sauna you will know that you are going to sweat, which is great for healing to remove any built up toxins found within your body.
Your skin is your bodies largest organ so it makes sense that you use it for the detoxification process.
When the infrared rays of the sauna warm up your skin tissue, your metabolic process will improve, leading to improvements in your blood circulation, which will help oxygenate your tissue.
#2: Try a detox smoothie
Smoothies are extremely popular nowadays, and while some should be avoided (for example those with high sugar and fat content) there are some that will help you to detox.
When choosing a smoothie try to look for those that are made using natural fruits and vegetables, with no added sugars.
For detoxing look out for the following ingredients:
- Flax seeds
The good thing about smoothies is that you can mix and match the ingredients so you can get something that tastes good while doing good within your body.
#3: Dry brush your skin
This may seem like a strange suggestion but it is something that people have done for hundreds of years.
As mentioned already the skin is your bodies largest organ so stimulating it can significantly help with detoxing.
All you need is a natural bristle brush with a long handle. Starting at your feet and work upwards towards your heart using circular motions.
Dry brushing will help to remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation and improve the function of your lymphatic system, which will also combine to remove toxins and other nasties from your body.
#4: Start drinking green tea
Green tea is a much better option than your usual coffee as it contains less caffeine, but a lot more antioxidants.
It is these antioxidants that help your body to remove free radicals that can cause disease and other illnesses.
When food was more scarce our ancestors would sometimes go days without eating.
Of course this is not healthy to starve yourself for days at a time, the occasional fast can benefit you.
When you fast you will give your body a little break and will ensure that it is able to remove some of the bad things from your body.
A fast could last a few hours, where you could skip one or two meals, but you must remember to drink water as this will help with the process.
#6: Consume more vitamin C
Vitamin C is extremely beneficial to your health, which is why it is often recommended to fight off colds and other illnesses.
It can help boost your immune system and can also help with the detoxification process.
To add more vitamin C to your diet you should consume more citrus fruits, for example lemons.
#7: Drink more water
There are various reasons why drinking water is good for weight loss and your overall health, but we are here to discuss detoxing, which it is also good for.
Basically, water can help flush out toxins from within your body, making it a perfect alternative to sugary soft drinks and caffeinated beverages.
Try to drink around 8 glasses each day for the best results.
#8: Try to reduce stress
If you are stressed then it can put a strain on your immune system as your body will be in a “fight or flight” state.
By reducing stress (perhaps through meditation or yoga) your immune system will improve, which will enable your body to detox naturally and more efficiently.