There are many ways toxins build up in our bodies. Whether it’s breathing polluted air or eating foods that are full of junk, they sneak in and stay, leading to all kinds of physical maladies. Living a healthy lifestyle sometimes requires getting rid of all the junk that has built up in our systems to keep everything working right. Toxic organs and bodily systems can’t perform the way they should, so if you are trying to clean up your lifestyle, detoxing your body is a great place to start. Here are 6 powerful methods of eliminating toxins from your body:
Drink fluids that flush out toxins. Liquids such as apple cider vinegar, raw lemon juice, and even just plain water help flush junk out of the entire digestive tract, while providing you with nutrients and minerals, and balancing your body’s pH levels. Adding just a tablespoon or two of raw lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to your water a couple of times per day can make a huge difference. If you don’t have either of those on hand, just make a conscious effort to drink lots of water throughout the day. Plain water does a fantastic job flushing away toxins on its own too.
Exercise at least several times per week. Exercising regularly increases circulation, which helps empower the body to get rid of toxins. Sweating is also a great way to detox, by flushing out toxins through the pores in your skin.
Foam roll. If you follow my blog, you may remember a recent post where I talked about the benefits of foam rolling. One benefit I didn’t mention is that foam rolling releases metabolic wastes (such as lactic acid) from your muscles and connective tissue, which is of course a great way to detox on a musculoskeletal level.
Take a bath. You may have heard of detox baths (they’ve become more of a “thing” recently). Since our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and since it’s job is to shield our body from a ton of toxins we are directly exposed to on a regular basis, taking a detoxifying bath is a great way to cleanse our bodies. To create a detox bath, add epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, and/or some essential oils to your bath and soak in it for about half an hour or so.
Eat lots of fiber-rich foods. Fiber cleans out the digestive tract, pure and simple. So eating lots of fiber rich foods (especially vegetables) can really help detox your body from all the toxins that build up when you eat junk food, while providing your body with the nutrients and minerals you need for vibrant health.
Stop putting toxins into your body. Of course, you’re only working against yourself if you are constantly putting back into your body the toxins you were trying so hard to eliminate. Eating and drinking chemical-laden substances only makes your body’s job of working properly that much more difficult. You don’t necessarily have to cut all junk foods and beverages from your diet, but they should not be the majority of what you’re consuming. As a general rule, the best foods for your health are as close to nature as they can be. Raw fruits and veggies, lean meats, nuts and seeds are the way to go. Anything in a package or that has a lot of sugar or chemicals added to it is only going to be counterproductive. Sometimes once you stop consuming so much junk, your body will naturally elminate the toxins that have built up on its own, since it is no longer being overwhelmed by all the nasty stuff you had been pumping into it.