Now that spring is here, most people do spring cleaning in their homes to organize and get rid of stuff that they don’t really need. The same is true for our bodies. We should also make sure to rid it of toxins that may prove harmful.
This process is called detoxification. This is especially needed if you are the type of person who loves to eat fast food, fried food or a lot of processed foods. Eating all these may be convenient, but too much can lead to many health issues in the future.
You can help your body undergo the detox process naturally. There are many diets available for those who would like to invest, such as rescue cleanse, for those who want to eliminate the toxins fast. This is for those who have an upcoming urine test and want to get rid of the toxins they get from smoking and the like.
If you are not in a hurry to detoxify, here are some changes you can make in your life to ensure that your body is healthy and rids itself of toxins naturally.
- Make sure to get enough sleep – If you are trying to get healthier, one of the things you will need to focus on is getting more restful sleep. Most would say that you will need at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep each day. This is not just any sleep, but really deep sleep that will leave you rejuvenated when you wake up. When you are not able to sleep well, your body is not able to recharge itself and remove the waste you have gotten throughout the day.
- Stay hydrated – Water not only quenches your thirst, but it can help with digestion and even remove the waste products in your body. Y0u will need at least three liters of water each day to ensure that you are hydrated properly. If you like to exercise or are more active, you may need more than the usual amount suggested.
- Limit your intake of processed foods and sugar – If you will ask many health practitioners, many diseases stem from overconsumption of processed foods, and especially sugar. Serious diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease can be traced back to them. If you like drinking sodas and sugary drinks, you may suffer from a fatty liver which can lead to more serious complications. Processed foods may also contain lots of salt and this can lead to bloating. To ensure that you have a healthy diet, limit your intake of junk food and fast food. Stick to a balanced diet that will include protein, and of course, fruits and vegetables. You can also include foods that are high in prebiotics, such as bananas, asparagus, and tomatoes.
- Exercise – Regular exercise can help your body get rid of the toxins in it. You should aim to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week. If you are not used to exercising, you can start with just brisk walking for 10-15 minutes each day until you can do more active and intensified exercises.