What exactly is detoxification? Why is it talked about everywhere? How does it really help us? If you haven’t tried detoxification yourself then these are probably some of the questions going through your mind.
In this blog we aim to remove all the question marks in your head about detoxifying your body.
Detoxification is the process of cleaning your blood in the liver by eliminating toxins through your organs. So if you’re facing skin issues, body ache, digestion problems or if you’re going through a stressful unhealthy lifestyle then it’s the ideal time to detox your body.
Initially it might sound like a crash diet plan but detoxification is not by foods and supplements only. It’s more about having a healthier lifestyle overall. So here are a few tips that could help detox your body.
What to Eat?
Dairy foods, grains, sugar, honey, maple syrup should be replaced with fruits, vegetables (ideally in raw form), eggs, nuts. For meat it’s ideal to have lean red meat, fish and chicken cooked preferably in olive oil. It is also very important to chew each spoonful around a dozen times before swallowing.
What to Drink
Yes you’ll have to take a break from alcohol, coffee, carbonated drinks and cigarettes during this time. It’s best to substitute them with herbal tea, white tea or decaffeinated black tea and detox juices. Dandelion Root Tea, Organic Peppermint and Green Tea in general are regarded as good herbal tea support for detox and specifically cater to the liver. It is also important to have water from 1 to 3 liters a day.
During detox it is very important to exercise for up to an hour daily. You need to make sure that you end up panting and sweating during this exercise. This not only helps you gain fitness but will also freshen you up.
Get Some Sleep
Most research studies suggest that a healthy lifestyle cannot be complete if you’re not getting enough sleep. For our organs to function efficiently it is essential to sleep from 7-8 hours every day. Ideally it should also be in synched with your body cycle and your time of sleep shouldn’t fluctuate much.
Learn to Meditate
Many people ignore this part during detoxification. While you’re cleansing your body you forget to detox your mind. Meditating daily for 15 minutes will improve your mental strength and reduce stress significantly. You can do this through yoga, qi gong or praying, whichever suits your routine.
Treat Yourself to a Massage
While following all the tips given above, what better way to complete your detoxification than getting a body massage? So go to a salon or if that’s not possible then simply dry brush your body with a fiber brush, starting from feet to above avoiding face, throat or any rash spots.
We hope that these tips have given you sufficient information you needed to understand detoxification. Feel free to ask us any questions that are still unanswered in your mind.