If you go on any social media platform for even the slightest fraction of time in a day, you will have seen an innumerable amount of detox-related celebrity endorsements. From teas and smoothies to 28-day meal plans, the paid posts that pop up may tempt you to go down the detox route, but the truth is these things seldom ever work.
That’s because your body is naturally prepared to detox itself of anything harmful without cutting out food or drinking murky green smoothies.
If you want to give your body a push in the right direction, switch up your lifestyle to include these 7 routines:
Dry brushing is a surprisingly easy, inexpensive, and effective way to rid your skin of dead cells. All you need is a soft-bristled brush or a loofah, and five minutes of your time before every show!
Simply brush your body upwards from your feet towards your heart, doing the same with your back and arms. This allows dead cells to fall and new ones to take their place, as well as helping the circulation of your blood towards your heart.
Oil pulling requires very little effort, but quite a bit of patience. This process, which involves swishing a tablespoon of oil around your mouth for 20 minutes, helps pull toxins from your mouth before they are ingested. It has also proven itself a highly effective way of making your teeth whiter.
Or, simply drink more water! Infusing your water with fruits such as berries, lemon slices, or even ginger roots released the benefits of each addition into the liquid.
Not only does it hydrate your body and help it flush out toxins a lot easier, but it tastes great, encourages your metabolic rate, and helps you eat less.
Eating more fiber is one of the most effective ways to allow your body to detox naturally. Luckily, fiber is quite common in some of Nature’s most delicious ingredients such as artichokes, raspberries, blueberries, avocados, and any other greens!
Increase your fiber intake and you’ll feel your stomach getting less restless after every meal as the digestive system gets noticeably better at its job.
You may be thinking that there are more urgent things to do than to sit and meditate, and you’re right. But meditating is an essential way of regulating your breath, allowing more oxygen in and more carbon dioxide out, thus noticeably reducing the level of stress you may be experiencing.
You can even do breathing exercises as you sit at your desk. Simply take a deep breath, making sure to expand your abdomen and not your chest, and release it slowly. Do this five times every time you get stressed out and you’ll detox your body of negativity and CO2.
Start your morning by drinking a cup of warm water, a splash of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of lemon juice, a dash of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of honey.
It’s a tried and tested way of improving digestion, suppressing sugar cravings, and removing toxins from your body as fast as possible. Make sure to dilute the ACV in a large glass of water and to preferably drink it with a straw so as to not erode the enamel of your teeth over time.
Epsom salt contains a high concentration of magnesium, which has the amazing quality of drawing toxins out of your skin and entire body. Even soaking your feet in an Epsom salt-infused bath will draw out the toxins in your body and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed!
Have you tried any other natural way of detoxing?