Every day, through food, we absorb toxins that are harmful to our bodies. If we add to this the stress, environmental pollution and problems that overwhelm us, it is easy to understand why our body needs to purify itself.
In this article, we will give you tips on how to detox your body. But first, let’s discuss in more details how purifying our body from toxins is crucial.
Why Purify Our Bodies?
Every day we shower, do laundry and brush our teeth. In the same way, our bodies need periodic cleansing.
We need to detoxify because of the consumption of foods full of toxic substances and chemicals, as well as the consumption of refined flours, sugars, fried foods and animal foods, such as meat and dairy products.
In addition, it is necessary to purify oneself due to the sedentary life, environmental pollution in the cities, stress, negative emotional states, worries, etc.
All this, year after year, weakens the organs and our body in general. This is why we trigger diseases, we feel tired, our skin is dull, we suffer from stomach aches, every month we feel cold, etc. If we interpret all these signals as messages from our body, then we will start to take better care of it.
The ideal would be to adopt a raw diet, but not everyone is ready to do that. You don’t have to deprive yourself of all the foods you like, but you should eat healthier and consider fast food the exception to the rule. This way, your body will slowly eliminate all the toxins and you can enjoy a healthier life.
How to Purify our Body
Drink Plenty of Water
Water hydrates the organs and eliminates waste from our body through urine. We should drink at least two liters of water a day (about eight glasses). This amount should be increased in hot weather, if you play sports or have a very active lifestyle.
Eat More Fiber
Eating fiber has a similar purpose to drinking water: to eliminate toxins, but in this case, through the stool. Fiber, in fact, improves digestive function, prevents constipation and helps the body eliminate all the preservatives and debris that have accumulated in the digestive tract.
Oats, whole grain rice and pasta, seeds, nuts and fruits are very high in fiber.
Eat Organic Products
There is probably a market or store near you that sells organic fruits, vegetables and foods. These products are slightly more expensive than those found in the supermarket, but they are of better quality and free of fertilizers and pesticides, growth hormones, etc. Also, if you have enough space at home, we recommend growing your own produce in a vegetable garden.
It is also advisable to drink a glass of fresh water as soon as you get up and another one before going to bed. You can also eat water-rich fruits and vegetables, such as apples, watermelon, tomatoes and cucumbers, and drink natural fruit juices and sugar-free infusions, including green tea.
Eat Foods with Cleansing Properties for the Body
Recommended foods are lemon (juice diluted in water), beet (rich in fiber), garlic (which eliminates disease-causing pathogens) and dandelion (used in herbal teas or as a raw leaf in salads).
Avoid Coffee and Alcoholic Drinks
These two drinks are very popular and consumed on a daily basis, but they are not good for our body, as they require more effort from the liver and kidneys, damaging them and triggering diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Although it is recommended to accompany meals with a glass of red wine, the daily dose should not exceed one glass. As for coffee, try to use organic coffee and not industrial coffee.
Have you been through a small detox process before? What have you done? Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below.