A body detox is like a tune up for the body. The body rids itself of any toxins that comes from your diet and environment. Plus it is a nice kick start to any weight loss program. Therefore lets go over 5 easy steps to do a complete body detox. It is recommended to do it every two to four times a year.
The other benefits to a body detox:
- Helps the liver work properly
- Boost immune system
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves skin and hair
- Improves energy
- Helps with constapation
- Clarity of thoughts
- Reduces signs of aging
- Improves overall health
This year, I will be doing it before my big wedding day and any related event coming up in order to feel good and have glowing skin.
Step 1: Avoid Toxins and Acid Forming Foods
Begin with 7 to 14 days of removing processed, refined, and non-organic foods to avoid chemicals and toxins in your diet. Other foods best to avoid are all animal products (meats, diary products, eggs, etc.) and high sugar foods.
Try not drinking coffee during this time. But if you are like me and need a caffeine fix, drink green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants which rids the body of harmful toxins.
Step 2: Drink lots of Water
It is important to drink plenty of water during a detox. Water removes feces, which contain toxins, and helps with almost every metabolic process. By drinking water it will allow organs to runs smoother and more efficiently. Also by adding lemon juice to the water, it greater breaks down buildup due to the citric acid.
Step 3: Foods That Help Detoxification
Eat raw, alkaline foods such as organic vegetables and fruit, raw nuts, and sprouts. Also try adding lemon, garlic, ginger, broccoli sprouts, mug beans that will aid in the detoxification processes. Here is a list of “20 Foods that Detox Your Body & Mind.”
Step 4: Exercise
Which better way to purify the body than sweating out the toxins. Trying getting 4-6 days of exercise in each week. Also by incorporating exercise, and even meditation, it will help reduce stress and help the body run effortless.
Step 5: Colon Cleanser
This is more like a bonus step, as it is extra help to completely cleanse and purify the gastrointestinal tract. These cleanser help removing harmful organisms, chemicals, and toxic metals while cleansing your colon, liver, and kidneys. Here are the top cleanser in the market: