Our bodies are designed to detoxify themselves naturally. In fact, most of our major organs, especially the liver, are designed to rid out toxins and flush out impurities in our bodies.
With modern day living, we face an overload of synthetic toxins and chemicals on a daily basis through hair products, cosmetics, processed food, plastics and just everyday stress. That’s why we need to do what we can to support our body’s natural detoxification abilities.
The good news there are plenty of natural ways to help support your body’s detox. Introducing these simple lifestyle changes that will go a long way:
1. Replace your morning cuppa with green tea
If you need a little caffeine boost in the mornings, green tea offers enough caffeine levels to stimulate a response but doesn’t give you the jitters. It also has a host of benefits – high in antioxidants and also known to boost metabolism.
2. Drink lots and lots of water
If there were a miracle drink, water would be it. Water is essential in flushing out toxins from our systems and keeping all our organs functioning properly. Increase your water intake to reap health benefits both long term and short.
4. Eat as much whole foods as possible
Processed foods contain preservatives, additives, refined sugar and high levels of sodium and fat, which do a disservice to your body. Instead eat more whole foods, which are foods that are processed and refined as little as possible. This includes vegetables, fruit, unpolished grains, beans, meat and dairy.
5. Sweat it out
Exercise helps to detoxify the body of toxins. When you sweat, built-up toxins in our system are released giving your body a natural cleanse! According to independent research by environmental thought-leader Bruce Lourie, our bodies expel toxic plastics in our sweat. Support your body’s natural water cycle by drinking lots of water, excercising regularly and sweating it out in a sauna, if you have access to one.
6. Find ways to manage your stress levels
When we experience stress, our body goes into “flight or fight” mode, triggering a physical reaction – our heart beats faster, our muscles tense up and blood flows away from any non-essential body systems. Under long term stress, the body continuously pours resources to fight it, which takes a profound physical toll over time. It’s critical to find ways to manage your stress levels – be it through exercise, meditation or a hobby.
7. Sleep well
Having 7-8 hours is a necessity that has come to be viewed as a luxury. With our hectic lifestyle, sleep usually gets compromised as we stretch our days to cramp in more waking hours. Sufficient shut eye is essential for our systems to recuperate and repair itself for the next day.
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