There is a common misconception that a detox is only achieved in an aggressive manner, such as committing to a weeklong juice cleanse—or eating vegan for 30 days. While you can certainly take a more aggressive approach to detoxing, there are many changes you can make to your daily and weekly habits to detox on an ongoing basis.
Lemon and other citrus fruits are high in cleansing vitamin C, and are known for their powerful detoxing properties. Add more lemon and citrus to your diet, by identifying more ways to cook with and season food with citrus. However, you can also add half the juice of a fresh squeezed lemon to 8 ounces of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning, or before you go to bed at night.
There are a couple of ways you can detox with Epson salt. Simply add 2 cups of Epson salt to a warm bath, and soak for 20 to 40 minutes. As an added benefit, Epson salt will help to ease your tired and sore muscles. To detox from the inside out, dissolve 1 or 2 teaspoons of Epson salt to hot water and drink before bedtime.
Bentonite clay is a popular ingredient in many weeklong cleanse kits, but can also be used for your weekly cleansing needs. Simply add 1 tablespoon of clay to at least 8 ounces of water. Just make sure you drink this mixture one hour prior to eating, and two hours after eating.
Drink More Water
There are many reasons why water is essential, cleansing being one of them. Hydrating fluids will help to flush waste and toxins out of your digestive track, and to flush out your kidney and liver. Make sure that you drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water each and every day.
Steam Or Sauna
Whether you prefer dry heat or steam heat, both the steam room, or sauna will increase your circulation—allowing you to sweat away harmful toxins from throughout your body.
Working out is another excellent way to release toxins from both your muscles and organs. However that is just one of the many benefits you will enjoy by working out regularly.
Eat More Fresh Fruits And Veggies
Whether fresh, frozen, dried, or juiced—fruits and veggies are packed full of powerful cleansing antioxidants. As an added bonus, they will also contribute to your daily level hydration, as well as your daily levels of waste-removing fiber.
Use More Fresh Herbs And Spices When Cooking
Whether fresh or dried, all herbs and spices have a high concentration of antioxidants—even though you may only be using a small amount per dish or per meal. Look for new ways to flavor and liven up your favorite dishes with more herbs and spices.
When it comes to detoxing, you must not forget detoxing your mind. You can meditate solo, meditate with a group, or meditate with audio or video. Aim for a minimum of 10 minutes of meditation time, at least once per day.
Schedule A Massage
From a physical standpoint, a massage will help to release toxins from your muscles—but you can also use your time during your massage to relax and detox on an emotional level. Just make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your massage to flush out the toxins released from your muscles.
Deep Breathing Exercises
Deep breathing exercises will help to lower your blood pressure, calm your nerves, and clear your mind. As an added benefit, deep breathing will also push stale air and toxins out of your lungs. Even if only for the purposes of detox, make sure that you inhale fully and exhale fully at least 10 times per day.
Buy More Plants For Your Home
A common misconception is that the air outside is more toxic for you than the air in your home or business. While outdoor air certainly has toxins, indoor air can certainly have more. This includes toxins from cleaning supplies, paint, flooring, and even from your favorite furniture. To help cleanse the air in your home or business, aim to have a minimum of one plant in every room.
The tips above will help you to detox your body from the inside out, so that you can lead a balanced and healthy life!