Exposure to toxins and chemicals in the environment leads to the buildup of toxins in the body. The problem is further compounded by ingesting junk foods, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, using artificial sweeteners and leading a sedentary lifestyle. These activities all lead to a buildup of toxic chemical in the body.
A general full body detox should be done once every 3-6 months, but you should take steps to detox everyday to reduce the buildup of toxins in your body. Toxic buildup has been associated with organ failure and other major complications, but the warning signs are usually visible before major complications arise. You might experience the some of the following signs:
- Chronic fatigue
- Body odor
- Joint pain
- Gas, bloating, constipation and other digestive disorders
- Lack of energy
- Weight gain
- Dull hair and skin
- Constant headaches
- Anxiety and stress
- Addiction to sweets and other unhealthy foods
- Uncontrollable cravings
If you’re all too familiar with the warning signs listed above, you should get on a program to eliminate toxins from your body. After detoxification, most of your problems should disappear and you will realize an increase in overall energy and more positive health.
Here are 5 simple ways you can detox everyday:
Drink Tea Very Early In Your Day
Green and herbal teas are high in antioxidants, which are beneficial to your health in several ways. When it comes to releasing toxins from your body, the antioxidants lubricate your intestines, which make for easier bowel movements.
Increase Your Alkali Food Intake
The average diet comprises of mainly acidic foods. Cheese, meat, grains, legumes, alcohol, nuts, caffeine and other foods increases the acidity of the blood. You can counteract the effects of acidic foods by including a lot of naturally alkaline foods in your diet. Start with foods like vegetables, fruit, herbs, coconut and leafy greens.
Drink Lots Of Water
Water has many benefits for your body. From keeping your body hydrated to delivering the materials your organs and tissues need, water is truly essential. Water also helps with the detoxification process by flushing out toxins and lubricating your intestines for unrestricted bowel movements.
Exercise is good for your overall health. It will increase your heart rate, overall well-being, digestion and cell function. It will also help with weight management so you’re not harboring excess fat and toxins in your body. When you sweat during workouts you’ll eliminate toxic materials through your skin.
Don’t Eat In A Hurry
If you eat when you’re in a hurry, you’re less likely to take your time and chew your food. Chewing is important because it is the first step in breaking down carbohydrates (through the saliva in your mouth) for proper digestion. The better your food is broken down, the better the chances of it being absorbed by the cells that need it. It also makes it easier for your body to eliminate the stuff that it does not need.
Maurice is a health and fitness trainer who often writes articles on topics related to detox diet and weight loss.