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Six detoxing tips to keep you at your best

Posted by Rita Texeira on 9 October 2014
Six detoxing tips to keep you at your best

With an endless amount of stressors that affect our health today, from chemical additives and colours in our food and drinking water, to toxic metals, pesticides, chemicals, plastics, environmental toxins, radiation and more, our bodies can quickly become overrun with toxins.

These toxins cloud our system; they make us tired, fatigued and more susceptible to allergies, sickness and over time, disease. To prevent this from happening and to help your body function more effectively and efficiently, regular detoxing is essential.

To get you started, here are six detoxing tips to get you feeling your best and your body working at its best.

1. Drink warm water with freshly squeezed lemon each morning

Start each day with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice in warm purified water. It aids digestion, enhances liver detoxification, cleanses your system, boosts your immune system, balances your pH levels and aids in weight loss among other benefits. Don’t throw away the peel either, add the zest to salads and other meals to further the detoxification process.

2. Skip the coffee and switch to green tea

Loaded with antioxidants, green tea will help neutralise toxins in your body. With a small level of caffeine, it will also help you manage those tough coffee withdrawals while you are detoxing.

3. Add more naturally detoxing foods to your diet

There are so many fruits, vegetables and “superfoods” that have incredible detoxing benefits. Almonds, avocado, artichokes, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, chlorella, cranberries, lemon, garlic, onion, radishes, spirulina, and seaweed are all excellent detoxifying foods to add into your diet.

4. Drink at least two litres of purified water each day

Water is vital for our body’s health and wellness. Among its many health benefits, water helps your body flush out toxins and allows your cells to take in nutrients and expel waste products – so drink up!

5. Add fresh herbs to your meals

Add some fresh coriander, dandelion root, burdock, fennel and milk thistle to your meals, not only do they have excellent detoxing qualities, they’ll give your food great flavour.

6. Get some exercise

While there are conflicting views on whether exercise does help with the detoxifying process, exercise is proven to prevent many life-threatening conditions, improve your muscle strength and joint function, boost oxygen and nutrient supply to all the cells in your body and expel toxins through sweating. For this reason it’s certainly a good idea to add exercising into your detox program.

Do you detox regularly? Have you found its made a big difference?

Author:Rita Texeira
Tags:DetoxWellbeingBuilding Your Immune SystemNutritionHealthy EatingDietFertilityHealthCold and Flu

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