10 Ways to Detoxify Your Body
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
• Eat plenty of fiber
Eat adequate daily fiber including brown rice and organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Artichokes, beets, radishes, broccoli, etc. are good sources of fiber. Seaweed is also a great detoxifying agent.
• Keep liver clean
Keeping the liver clean and protected is important for detoxifying the body. The liver can be taken care of by taking herbs such as dandelion root, Burdock, and milk thistle. Green tea is also good for the liver and for detoxifying the body.
• Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an important component for production of glutathione. It is a liver compound that takes away toxins. Vitamin C is easily available from foods and fruits which have plenty of juice such as oranges, lemons, and limes.
• Breathe deeply
Taking deep breaths ensures that your body gets a sufficient supply of oxygen and is very helpful for detoxification. It allows oxygen to circulate through the system more effectively and acts as a detoxifying agent.
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine are major toxic agents. In order to detoxify the body you should avoid consumption of alcohol as much as possible. Caffeine is present in almost all present day carbonated soft drinks, which should also be avoided.
• Drink more water
Water consumption should be increased in order to detoxify the body. A good way to calculate how much water to drink is to assign 1 liter per 50 pounds of body weight.
• Drink a green juice
Green vegetables and herbs are excellent detoxifying agents. Drink a green juice or green powder daily. Sea vegetables are preferable such as chlorella, spirulina, and blue-green algae.
• Decrease consumption of meat
Decreasing the consumption of meat and dairy products is also a good way of detoxifying your body. This reduces congestion in the body and promotes elimination.
• Take turmeric daily
Add one teaspoon turmeric to a small glass of water and add it to soups or stews. Consumption in capsule form is also a good idea. It contains the phytonutrient curcumin which is one of the most powerful liver protectors.
• Smile and laugh
Staying happy and finding positivity in everything is key to a detoxified body. Smile and laugh more. A positive attitude reduces the number of stress chemicals in the body. As they say laughter is the best medicine.