You may have heard of the body detoxification cleanse that includes drinking a fresh lemonade mixture that also has cayenne pepper, salt, and maple syrup. This cleansing recipe is supposed to act as a laxative that will keep you hydrated and provide energy.
The people who recommend this cleansing recipe suggest using it for a total of 10 days, but if you try this detoxification process, then you are likely to feel ill right away.
There are other, healthier ways to remove the toxins from your body, and you can try these methods to detoxify.
Method 1: Stop Eating Junk Food and reduce your toxin load
If you live on greasy hamburgers, fried pies, and soft drinks, then your body is filled with toxins. Most restaurant foods are filled with preservatives, fat, and sodium that aren’t healthy for your body.
When you don’t have time for preparing meals, you are better off stopping at a supermarket to buy a freshly made salad instead.
Also, try to minimize your use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, etc.) and use natural alternatives.
Method 2: Drink a Lot of Water
While you may drink milk for calcium or orange juice for vitamin C, your body still requires a lot of water each day.
The average adult requires a minimum of eight glasses of water daily, and if you are active, then you need more. If you have a dry mouth or feel thirsty, then you are already dehydrated, and dehydration affects all your body’s systems.
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Method 3: Consume More Vegetables
Vegetables contain numerous nutrients that will help your body to detoxify.
Shop the produce aisle at your supermarket first to buy dark leafy greens such as spinach or broccoli. If you can’t afford fresh vegetables, then high-quality frozen or canned peas, green beans or corn are acceptable.
Method 4: Exercise
Experts recommend exercising at least three times a week for 45-minutes so that you can lose weight and maintain your muscle strength. However, physical activity can also help to detoxify your body by releasing toxins with your perspiration.
Method 5: Therapeutic Massage
If you have an injury in your body, then releasing toxins from your tendons and muscles can speed your healing. Call a local day spa to find a therapist who provides a professional massage that is designed for stimulating your body’s lymph glands.
Releasing toxins from your lymph glands can improve your immune system, helping you to feel better faster.
Method 6: Sleeping for Detoxification
When you are sleeping, your body releases healing hormones that will improve the condition of your brain and other organs.
If you don’t feel rested in the morning, then make sure to change the atmosphere in your bedroom. You may need to have a warmer or colder bedroom to help you sleep at night.
Method 7: Consume Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits are high in enzymes that help your body to detoxify. Fresh grapefruit, tangerines or oranges also contain vitamin C that can protect your body’s immune system.
When you drink citrus juice, it helps to flush the toxins from your digestive tract.
Method 8: Sauna Treatments
Visit a gym to use its sauna equipment for detoxification. Make sure to drink a lot of water before entering a sauna, and don’t stay in the room longer than recommended. Regular sauna treatments are a great way to eliminate the toxins from your body while you are sweating.
Method 9: Use Detoxifying Herbs While Cooking
A variety of delicious herbs can help you to detoxify so that you are eliminating the toxins in your body. Some of the most popular herbs include cilantro, coriander, and garlic along with chicory root or ginger. You can use herbs in recipes for food or beverages
What is your favorite way to DETOX?
- Method 1: Stop Eating Junk Food and reduce your toxin load
- Method 2: Drink a Lot of Water
- Method 3: Consume More Vegetables
- Method 4: Exercise
- Method 5: Therapeutic Massage
- Method 6: Sleeping for Detoxification
- Method 7: Consume Citrus Fruits
- Method 8: Sauna Treatments
- Method 9: Use Detoxifying Herbs While Cooking
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