5 Steps To Detox Your Body. How To Start Body Cleanse?
Check out five natural ways to free yourself from harmful toxins!
Medical Fact Checked by: Dr. Bryan Havoc
Toxins are found everywhere from the fabric we wear to the toothpaste we brush our teeth with.
If you feel like you’re taking really good care of your body but are still feeling like you have low energy, aren’t making any progress on your weight loss, or are feeling general body pains that can’t be explained, then you might want to think about cleansing your body with a detox regimen.
We’ll go over five steps to detoxing your body so you can rid your body of these harmful toxins and feel clean again.
High Fiber Diet is the key to natural cleanse
Fiber is important to maintaining healthy bowel health. Toxins can build up in your bowel if the stool doesn’t move through as efficiently as it should. Eating a high fiber diet helps detoxify the body by softening your stool and allowing waste to pass through your body, taking harmful toxins with it. Fiber also has a positive effect for your health.
In fact, fat-soluble toxins can be removed simply by maintaining enough fiber in your diet. Having a high fiber diet doesn’t mean you have to eat bland and disgusting food. In fact, one of the best sources of fiber are delicious and juicy pears, but just make sure you’re getting organic pears.
Eating a high fiber diet also helps keep your heart healthy as well as lowers blood sugar.
However, you don’t want to just start a high fiber diet too quickly to start cleaning out your body. Eating too much fiber too quickly might give you an upset stomach.
However, once you accustomed your body to a high fiber diet, you’ll feel a lot better as a piece in a cog towards a full body detox cleanse.
Eat organic food rich in vegetables
You’ll want to reach for organic fruits and vegetables at the grocery store because the chemicals in pesticides and fertilizer used to grow and maintain non-organic fruits and vegetables are riddled with toxins.
Pesticides may be associated with the food that we eat, but they’re also found in the air we breathe to the water we drink. They are man-made and released into the environment to combat everything from insects to weeds, but they are detrimental to our health.
The toxins found in pesticides don’t just weigh your body down with toxins, but also cause a range of health issues from organ damage to cancer.
Detoxifying Food and Antioxidants
Organic eating is important, but you’ll also want to look into detoxifying foods as well. Some foods are naturally detoxifying such as lemon, blueberries, and leafy greens.
Eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and bok choy, help improve the liver’s natural functions. The antioxidants found in foods such as avocado and beets aid the liver in cleansing toxins.
Adding ginger and garlic to your diet boost detoxification in your body and also help remove waste from your body. Their anti-inflammatory effects have an added bonus of aging and heart benefits.
Exercise can help detox your body of toxins
Yes, exercise can help detox your body of toxins, but in more ways than you would think. In fact, you can actually sweat some of the toxins out of your body. The ones found in food such as alcohol can only be cleansed through your internal organs such as your liver.
However, the toxins found in the air or the ones you rub on your skin through certain deodorants and body washes can sweat out of your body through your skin.
In fact, you’re able to sweat out the toxic metals such as lead and mercury that could be weighing you down.
Exercising also helps circulate the blood in your system so they can be cleansed more efficiently.
You can also remove the toxins in you’ve collected over time by losing the fatty tissue they’ve made their home in. You don’t even need to go to the gym everyday to accomplish this. You can simply just go for a walk, as long as you’re walking you can reliably detox your body.
Drinking water helps flush excess toxins
This might seem like common sense, but drinking water helps flush excess toxins from your body. Just a little bit of dehydration can cause a range of mental and physical issues. Your mood and energy can not only be weighed down by toxins, but by dehydration as well.
You should aim for at least eight glasses of water a day. Drinking plenty of water a day ensures that your body rids itself of toxins, but it also has health benefits to help combat the other symptoms of being weighed down by toxins.
Drinking water helps improve your energy that helps balance out the fatigue caused by too many toxins in your system. Drinking water also keeps you hydrated keeps you from reaching for sugar-filled drinks that could put a damper on your cleansing routine.
Fortunately, for those who can’t stomach drinking bland and boring water, you can make simple detox water by adding detoxifying ingredients like mint and lemon.
It’s as easy and cutting up detoxifying foods such as ginger, blackberries, or apples and infuse them into your water. Infusing water with detoxifying ingredients ensures you have a double-edged sword in your battle against the toxins that are weighing down your system.
Starting a body cleanse has a number of health benefits. You can detox naturally with these five simple tips on top of supplementing your detox routine through additional products aimed towards boosting your cleansing routine.
However, keep in mind that with any changes, it might take your body some time to adjust. Once your detox begins you might feel a little uncomfortable and feel like nothing is happening, but just remember that your body is merely adjusting to the changes and you won’t feel an immediate effect.
You’ll find that once you start a body cleanse routine and get accustomed to it, you’ll feel lighter, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.
You’ll start making better decisions that will eventually snowball into making better decisions to help you feel healthier in the long-run. Simply follow these five steps to detoxing your body and feel the change.
*This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.