10 Ways to Detoxify your body
I have come to the conclusion, that there are quite a few things, that you can do to simply and naturally detoxify your body daily.The fact is, that we live surrounded by toxicity and making informed decisions on detoxifying your body is a gift, that you owe yourself.
Like with anything, that you do-be aware of yourself and follow your intuition.The tips I am sharing here are quite simple and each of them will not take more than 10 minutes, so look at it a little me-time in your daily life.Gradually this can be your new habit, that will serve you for many years to come.
1.Eat lots of Fibre-fibre is found in foods, that come from plants. Fibre plays a vital role in your health,as well as your gut health.Soluble fiber, like the one found in beans,nuts,cucumbers,apple, turns into a gel-like texture,which slows down your digestion and helps you feel fuller for longer.Insoluble fiber, found in dark leafy vegetables,celery,grapes,cabbage,fruits do not dissolve at all.It moves through your digestive system for healthy elimination,collecting along the way toxins.
Most fruit and vegetables contain both kind of fibre, so if you are eating a variety of whole foods you are helping your digestion and cleansing toxins along the way.
2.Take herbal teas-as a tea lover I can vouch for most teas, but there are a few that are truly beneficial when it comes to helping you detox.The simple fact, that you are taking a drink is beneficial, but what makes it detoxifying is what kind of tea you are drinking.Teas are packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
The most popular detoxifying teas are green tea, rooibos tea, ginger tea,fennel tea, dandelion,tea ,camomile tea, nettle tea,Darjeeling tea……. There are many tea brands out there, that provide a great choice of teas.I highly recommend you to look up Pukka, Yogi tea and if you live in the UK I also recommend Suki Tea.Try them all and I am sure you will find one, that you love.
So why don’t you add into your midday snack a nice cup of herbal, that you enjoy.
3.Take Vitamin C-as well as being a protective vitamin against disease this Vitamin is vital to many chemical reactions in your body.Vitamin C detoxifies anything natural or unnatural, that is present in your body.Your body is designed to with stand pollution and stress and with the help from Vitamin C you can ensure, that detoxifying is happening every day.The simplest thing to do is to add a slice of lemon in your glass of water.When possible ensure, that you are taking an organic unwaxed lemon.
You can also increase your Vitamin C intake by eating citrus fruits.Other good sources are Good sources include oranges and orange juice,red and green peppers,strawberries,blackcurrants,broccoli,Brussels sprouts,potatoes.
4.WATER-is one of the most important nutrients for the human body.Water and oxygen are the 2 vital nutrients, that keep all human beings alive.Just by ensuring, that you drink optimal amount of water daily you can dramatically increase your energy and your brain clarity.Dehydration is one of the main causes of sickness, which encourages the storing of toxins in your body.The easiest way to ensure you are drinking enough is to take a drink of water every hour.Water is best absorbed at room temperature drunk slowly.
Drinking water is in itself a way to flush toxins out of your body on a daily basis.It’s very easy to do and your liver, skin and gut will thank you for it.
5.BREATH-oxygen is the number one nutrient for the human body and the most important one for surviving.Take one minute to take around 30 deep breaths and you will dramatically increase the amount of oxygen supply to your blood.It is incredibly energizing and cleansing .Focus on your breathing-as well as detoxifying , deep breathing also releases stress and tensions.Deep breathing serves as a kind of pump for the lymphatic system.Every cell in your body need oxygen to function properly and your blood flow carries away destructive toxins when your lymphatic system works well.
Take a minute or two as often as you can(if you have to set an alarm clock for it :-)) to breath deeply and allow yourself to relax.Breath with your whole body and open your arms and chest.Detoxifying with deep breathing is simple to do , also very energizing and soothing.
6.Reduse stress-as trivial it may sound reducing stress is another way to detoxify your body.This can mean different things for different people so it is important or you to pay attention what is the biggest cause for stress in your day and what you can do to reduce it. Feeling stress also weakens the immune system whish becomes a foundation for a list of imbalances. We can all benefit from a health amount of stress, but when you feel totally overwhelmed by simple tasks is may be a good idea to take a step back and take different action.
There are also toxic habits, relationships and jobs, that might take longer to turn around, but the first step is to become aware of them and realize, that when you change, everything will change.A lot of mothers feel overwhelmed by having to do too many things, my simple tip is –Prioritize, set boundaries and go with the flow.
7.Sweat-your skin is the biggest organ in your body and regular sweating is very beneficial.Being active is not always enough to get sweaty, so find a fun and enjoyable activity, that will help you sweat.It has been proven, that sweating removes toxic heavy metals from your body.When you sweat you also increase the amount of oxygen, supplied to your blood, so it is a truly a win-win situation.
There are countless ways to work up a bit of sweat-aerobics, dance,sex, squats…Take your pick and enjoy yourself.
Apart from all else working up a sweat will make drink more water, which is great.
So I hope that you find this list useful and will implement some of these tips in your daily life.You can benefit in many levels because when you feel better in your body you tend to feel more energized and motivated to get on with your day.Any tasks or challenges are easier to handle when you are present and content in your body. Detoxifying your body will ensure, that you are in your optimal state and you can get on with your day.
If you find this list useful please feel free to share it with your friends you might be doing them a favour.
I will be doing a raw food detox , starting on 1st of Septemeber and would love you to join me.
Reinvent yourself, one meal at the time.
Lots of love ,