Detoxification means the removal of toxins from the body and cleansing of the kidneys and colon. Detoxification is performed in a number of ways like using nutritional supplements, herbal mixtures, intravenous injections, etc. Detoxification can also be done naturally with the help of natural ingredients and fluid intake. Detoxifying the body is one thing you should consider for a healthy skin, hair, weight loss and fitness.
Your body needs detoxification when you experience unexplained headaches, lack of concentration, back pains, brittle hair, unhealthy nails, sleeplessness, skin problems, allergies, constipation, recent use of antibiotics etc.,
Epsom Bath Salts
Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface. Epsom salts or magnesium sulfate increase this process of detoxification by making the body to sweat. Soaking yourself in a bath tub by adding Epsom salt into it can help in colon cleansing too.
Squeeze a large lemon into 2 liters of water and sip this water throughout the day. Add mint to the water if you like. Lemon as well as mint assist in cleansing process. Due to its acidity and high pH, citric acid is able to break down fat molecules and eliminate bad cholesterol from the body.
Replace the morning coffee with green tea
Green tea offers important antioxidants that our body needs. Unlike coffee, it has only a slight amount of caffeine which is healthy for your body.So if you choose to replace your morning cup of coffee with a cup of green tea you still get a caffeine boost and some actual health benefits as well. The rich antioxidants eliminates the toxins from the body.
Apple Detox Diet
For 2 days, eat nothing but raw early-ripening apples, like red delicious. You may prefer organically-grown apples. You should try to eat at least six to eight apples each day.
Exercise not only helps to shed excess weight but also helps to remove toxins from the body. These toxins are sent out of the body through sweat. Exercise also helps in digestion, blood circulation, and to keep the organs function well.
Aim to cut out the cooking process and eat mainly raw foods. Carrots, cucumber, beets, tomatoes, green leaves etc can be eaten raw. Raw foods contain more nutrients and enzymes. They can be enjoyed as a salad or juice. Add fresh sprouts to your raw salads daily.
Drink more fluids
Aim to drink 2-3 liters of fluids daily. Choose from pure water, fresh fruit or vegetable juice, herbal teas. Add one tbsp of dried herbs to a cup of boiling water. Leave to steep for five minutes, strain and drink.
Green smoothies include a number of green vegetables containing chlorophyll, which helps in detoxification. Here is a recipe for you:
1 small cabbage/lettuce, chopped
1 cup chopped Spinach
3 Celery Stalks, chopped
1 Banana, chopped
1 Green Apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
1/2 cup Water
Blend cabbage, celery, cilantro with water in a blender.
Add apple and spinach and blend it again until smooth. Add banana and blend again until smooth. Squeeze lemon juice over it and mix well.
Start your day with this incredible smoothie to detox your body.