Nowadays, with our busy lifestyles and our unhealthy habits we seem to forget about the benefits of leading a healthy life. We rush through our days not noticing how harmful our decisions can be to our further existence. Taking a few bites of a sandwich for breakfast, or eating a burger, hot dog or any kind of fatty sandwich on the way to work, is not the proper way to nourish our bodies and fill them with sufficient energy and nutrients. If we don’t take care of our bodies, and if we don’t provide them with all the essential nutrients and vitamins, then our health as well as our general condition will certainly deteriorate. By cleansing our bodies with the following suggestions on how to naturally detoxify the body from all the harmful toxins, which pass through our organs on a daily level, we will be able to strengthen our immunity, to hasten our metabolism and to pave the way to a healthier life.
First you should:
Cut Your Sugar Intake
Drink More Water
Cut Your Alcohol Intake
Drink a Lot of Tea
Eat Organic Food
Combat Environmental Pollutants
Epsom Bath Salts
Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, while the water cools, it pulls toxins from the skin. Epsom salts make your body sweat and thus through your sweat your body frees itself of its toxins. Also, when added to water, these natural salts can help to cleanse your colon.
This tip is simple; you should only add lemon juice, or slices of lemon to the water you drink throughout the day. The acid in the lemons assist the cleansing process. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, contain a pure concentrated form of citric acid. Citric acid works like bleach on fat. Due to its acidity and high ph, citric acid is able to actually penetrate and break down fat molecules.
Apple Detox Diet
This detox diet is based on eating only apples for three or four days, like Jonathans, red or yellow Delicious, Oregon Reds, Arkansas Black, or Sheep Nose. You may prefer organically-grown apples. You should try to eat at least 6 apples a day.
Fruit detoxes are a great way to fast without starving yourself. Among other health benefits, getting enough fruit can increase your energy levels, help manage your weight, and even reduce the likelihood of stroke. You can either detox by eating a variety of different fruits, or by eating only one kind of fruit. For best results, choose a fruit that you enjoy eating so that you don’t feel like you’re suffering. Do not exceed 7 days in a row of a fruit-only diet. Eat citrus fruits. These fruits have the highest detoxifying power, and include oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons, and limes.You can eat them on their own or combine them with other fruits. Again, do not exceed 7 days in a row of a fruit-only diet.Try a grape detox. Grapes contain resveratrol, which can protect against cancer and diabetes, and potentially prevent blood clots. They are also a great source of potassium and Vitamin C. Eat nothing but grapes (whichever kind you like) for 3-5 days.
Consume nothing but liquids (water, tea, fruit juice, vegetable juice, and/or protein shakes) for 2-3 days. Liquid diets can help jump-start weight loss by restricting caloric intake, and are believed to cleanse your body of certain toxins, though there is no solid research to back up this claim. Be sure to include fruit and/or vegetable juices in your liquid fast to ensure that your body is getting the proper nourishment. If your goal is to lose weight, then you will have to change your eating habits once the liquid fast is over, or you will simply gain all the weight back.
Eat only fruits and vegetables for 7 days
Fruits and vegetables contain the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Be sure to eat a diverse combination of produce to ensure that you are getting the proper nutrients. Use the following guide to determine what to eat during your fast:
Get folate from cooked spinach, melons, asparagus, oranges, and black eyed peas.
Get fiber from kidney beans, black beans, apples, soybeans, blueberries, and artichokes.
Get Vitamin C from kiwis, strawberries, kale, cauliflower, tomatoes, oranges, Brussels sprouts, mangoes, and bell peppers.
Get potassium from carrots, bananas, lima beans, white potatoes, cooked greens, and sweet potatoes.
Get good fats from avocado, olives, and coconut.
Drink Enough Water
Getting enough water is essential for your health. Among its other health benefits, water helps maintain your body’s fluid levels, which helps your kidneys flush out the body’s main toxin, blood urea nitrogen.Drink lemon water. Add lemon, orange, or lime juice to your water throughout the day. These fruits contain citric acid, which helps your body cut down fat. Plus, adding flavor to your water can make it a lot easier to get those 8 daily cups in! Brush your teeth in between meals to prevent acid erosion from the lemons. Here is a great sample recipe for juicing that can give you great cleansing, health benefits, and actually tastes good in the process.
Apple Fennel Cleansing Juice
1/2 fennel bulb
1/2 small red cabbage
Small wedge of lemon or lime